CONTRADICTIONS IN CONTEMPORARY URBANISATION: CITIES OF THE ARABIAN PENINSULA (LSE)

Place and Date

London School of Economics, Clement House, 6.02, LSE, 99 Aldwych, London

March 11, 2019 – 18:30

 

Speakers
Harvey Molotch (New York University)

Davide Ponzini (Politecnico di Milano)

 

Discussants

Fran Tonkiss (London School of Economics)

 

Chair

Steffen Hertog (London School of Economics)

 

Book launch hosted by LSE Cities and LSE Middle East Centre

 

Podcast available here: https://lsecities.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Contradictions-in-Contemporary-Urbanisation.mp3

THE NEW ARAB URBAN (UniNa)

 

Place and Date

Università Federico II Napoli, Aula Gioffredo, Palazzo Gravina

Via Monteoliveto 3, Naples. March 8, 2019

 

Speakers
Harvey Molotch (New York University)

Davide Ponzini (Politecnico di Milano)

Laura Lieto (Università Federico II Napoli)

 

Discussants

Adam Arvidsson (Università Federico II Napoli)

Andrea Pane (Università Federico II Napoli)

Roberto Tottoli (Università L’Orientale Napoli)

 

Chair

Michelangelo Russo (Università Federico II Napoli)

 

Flagship Architecture, Multinational Design Firms and the Urban Transformation of European Cities  

“Flagship Architecture, Multinational Design Firms and the Urban Transformation of European Cities” is a series of international symposia supported by Villa Vigoni, the German-Italian Centre for European Dialogue. The aim is to discuss the urban implications of star architecture and transnational projects with particular reference to European cities. Cities today create iconic museums, infrastructures or spectacular public spaces, not just for functional reasons, but also to convey one’s image, attract tourists and attention of the media. Star architects and multinational firms are involved in implementing these strategies and in promoting them socially. The three proposed conferences will bring together architecture experts, urban planning, economics and geography to discuss the urban implications and effects of iconic projects in European cities. The findings from the research were published in the 2020 edited volume About Star Architecture: Reflecting on Cities in Europe

2017-2019

Coordinators

Davide Ponzini (Politecnico di Milano), Alain Thierstein (TU Munich), and Maria Gravari-Barbas (Université Paris 1 Pantéon-Sorbonne)

Participants

  • Nadia Alaily-Mattar (TU Munich) 
  • Magda Bolzoni (University of Turin) 
  • Alain Bourdin (Ecole d’Urbanisme de Paris) 
  • Johannes Dreher (HafenCity University) 
  • Uta Leconte (TU Munich) 
  • Maria Gravari-Barbas (Paris 1 Pantéon-Sorbonne University) 
  • Michele Nastasi (independent researcher) 
  • Davide Ponzini (Politecnico di Milano) 
  • Jan Silberger (ETH Zurich) 
  • Alain Thierstein (TU Munich) 
  • Alberto Vanolo (University of Turin) 
  • Mina Akhavan (Politecnico di Milano) 
  • Francesca Cominelli (University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, IREST-EIREST) 
  • Sebastien Jacquot (University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, IREST-EIREST) 
  • Laura Lieto (‘Federico II’ University of Naples) 
  • Giovanni Semi (University of Turin) 
  • Magda Bolzoni (Università degli studi di Torino) 
  • Sandra Guinand (Fonds National Suisse) 
  • Wilfried Wang (The University of Texas at Austin) 
  • Alberto Vanolo (University of Turin) 

Third Symposium at Villa Vigoni

Flagship Architecture, Multinational Design Firms and the Urban Transformation of European Cities (2019)

“Flagship Architecture, Multinational Design Firms and the Urban Transformation of European Cities” is a series of international symposia. The aim is to discuss the urban implications of star architecture and transnational projects with particular reference to European cities. The third and final symposium took place at Villa Vigoni.

Date and Place
October 8-9, 2019 at Villa Vigoni in Menaggio, Italy

Participants

Nadia Alaily-Mattar (TU Munich)

Magda Bolzoni (University of Turin)

Alain Bourdin (Ecole d’Urbanisme de Paris)

Johannes Dreher (HafenCity University)

Uta Leconte (TU Munich)

Maria Gravari-Barbas (Paris 1 Pantéon-Sorbonne University)

Michele Nastasi (independent researcher)

Davide Ponzini (Politecnico di Milano)

Jan Silberger (ETH Zurich)

Alain Thierstein (TU Munich)

Alberto Vanolo (University of Turin)

Coordinators
Davide Ponzini (Politecnico di Milano), Alain Thierstein (TU Munich) and Maria Gravari-Barbas (Université Paris 1 Pantéon-Sorbonne)