Kinetics of Urban Sprawl: Cybernetics and the City in the 21st Century
Kinetics of Urban Sprawl gathers four internationally recognized scholars of urbanism, visual studies, and urban sprawl – Robert Bruegmann (architectural historian and prof
Kinetics of Urban Sprawl gathers four internationally recognized scholars of urbanism, visual studies, and urban sprawl – Robert Bruegmann (architectural historian and professor in the School of Architecture and the Program in Urban Planning and Policy at The University of Illinois at Chicago), Peter Hales (writer, photographer, and professor in the Art History Department at The University of Illinois at Chicago), Mitchell Schwarzer (architectural historian and professor at the California College of Art) and Antoine Picon (professor of the History of Architecture and Technology at Harvard University Graduate School of Design). Together, with Charissa N. Terranova (Founding Director of Centraltrak and Assistant Professor of Aesthetic Studies at The University of Texas at Dallas), they will address how we exist with our cars in the collective urban condition of sprawl and, furthermore, how this condition connects us, for better or worse, to a global economy of oil.
Bruegmann, Hales, and Schwarzer will take positions for and against the subject of urban sprawl, while Picon will discuss urban sprawl from the point of view of infrastructure. Dr. Terranova will mediate the discussion and also present a short synopsis of her manuscript Automotive Prosthetic.
This symposium was made possible by a grant from The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.
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