two city skylines overlayed over the other, blending together

2017-18 Altman Symposium: Urban Futures

Thursday, April 5, 2018
1:00 pm
Marcum Center

Keynote Speaker(s):

Miguel Robles-Durán
Associate Professor of Urbanism, The New School, New York City

“A Theory of Parallel Urbanization”

Miguel Robles-Duran is a co-founder of Cohabitation Strategies, an organization that advocates for social justice in the city and has developed transdisciplinary projects around the world that aim to catalyze grassroots transformations in housing, urban policy, urban economy, environmental justice, architecture, and the arts. Robles-Duran is co-author and co-editor of Urban Asymmetries: Studies and Projects on Neoliberal Urbanization (2011).

Susan Larson
Charles B. Qualia Chair in Romance Languages, Texas Tech University

“Trash, Recycling, and Urban Culture in Contemporary Madrid”

Susan Larson writes about the  intersections of Spanish literature, film, and urban studies. Her work twentieth century Spain traces the cultural implications of urban planning and architecture. She is the author of Constructing and Resisting Modernity: Madrid 1900-1936 (2011) and the co-editor of two volumes, Visualizing Spanish Modernity (2005) and Kiosk Literature of Silver Age Spain (2016) .

Miguel Robles-Durán and Susan Larson
Miguel Robles-Durán and Susan Larson
Associate Professor Department of French and Italian