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Geert Lovink on Fri, 30 Mar 2007 10:17:52 +0200 (CEST)


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[Nettime-nl] Reinventing the City: Space and Power in Asia and Beyond (11 april)


The Asian city, with its 24-hour economy and its dazzling pace of constant destruction and rebuilding, forces us to rethink our ideas of what constitutes a city. They are seen by some as utopian models of the global cities of the future, whereas they operate in Hollywood cinema as dark dystopic landscapes of alienation and violence. With the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing as a conspicuous driving force of massive urban change, it becomes urgent to analyze and rethink the Asian city. Therefore, the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) and Asia Studies in Amsterdam (ASiA) invite you for the seminar:

Reinventing the City: Space and Power in Asia and Beyond

On Wednesday April 11, from 19.30-21.30 o'clock

Location: Amsterdam, Oudemanhuispoort, room F0.02A
(Oudezijds Achterburgwal 211-225, please see: http://www.uva.nl/locaties/kaart_centrum.cfm, click on location 34)


Programme:

19.30-19.40: Opening

19.40-20.05: Prof. Clarence Aasen, "Spatial Potencies and Multivalent Aesthetics in Southeast Asian Urbanism"
Prof. Aasen was formerly chair and professor in architectural design at Victoria University in New Zealand and the author of a forthcoming book entitled "Diasporic Ethnicities, Architecture and Urbanism: Spatial Orders and Aesthetics of the Southeast Asian Chinese" (University of Hawaii Press)


20.05-20.30: Linda Vlassenrood: "Making Chance Sensible"
Linda Vlassenrood is affiliated to the Dutch Architectural Institute (NAI) and was curator of the architecture exhibition of the China Contemporary exposition from 2006 at Rotterdam.


20.00-20.55: Patrick Healy: "Capital as City; the dream topographies of commodities"
Patrick Healy is lecturer at the Department of architectural theory of Delft University and editor of De-/signing the Urban. Technogenesis and the urban image (010 publishers), and author of "Images of Knowledge. An introduction to contemporary Philosophy of Science" and "Beauty and the Sublime" (both by Sun publishers).


20.55-21.30: Debate on the changing city and its global impact with Clarence Aasen, Linda Vlassenrood, Patrick Healy and Subash Taneja (architect, see also www.taneja.nl)

Please reserve with Jeroen de Kloet at  b.j.dekloet {AT} uva.nl

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