In the Shadow of the Megacity: Urbanization and Beyond.

The symposium will take place on Saturday, September 26th, from 3 PM to 7 PM, at The Cooper Union, New York.
Urbanization is more than the growth and physical expansion of cities. It is a process that transforms territories, changes existing reciprocities and establishes new relationships between different places.

In the Shadow of the Megacity will address the wider impact of urbanization, both within and beyond the city,
in an attempt to trace the present contours of the urban and imagine its future.
In the Spring, a group of scholars, officials, and practitioners gathered on Cape Cod to discuss the implications
of urbanization in rural settlements, focusing on questions of land use, housing, infrastructure and ecology.
We are now carrying the discussion to New York to continue the conversation and consider the agency that architecture and design may have in relation to the processes of urbanization.
Presenters:
Stan Allen, George Dutton ’27 Professor of Architecture at Princeton University
Alexander D’Hooghe, Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Advanced Urbanism at MIT
Susannah Drake, Founding principal of Dlandstudio Architecture + Landscape Architecture
Kenneth Frampton, Ware Professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and
Preservation at Columbia University
Dietmar Offenhuber, Assistant Professor at Northeastern University, Departments of Art + Design and Public Policy
A keynote conversation will follow with Kenneth Frampton and Stan Allen.

Symposium organized by Tülay Atak and Teddy kofman

For more information and RSVP please visit www.cooper.edu
This event is co-sponsored by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, The Cooper Union
Institute for Sustainable Design and the Cape Cod Modern House Trust
For more information and an overview of our Cape Code symposium please visit http://intheshadowofthemegacity.blogspot.com/

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