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The Modern Languages Department will host its XX Colloquium entitled “World Cities: The Foreign & The Familiar” Architects, urban planners, artists and scholars will discuss topics related to the cities of Rome, Rabat, Paris, Havana and Beijing with the BMCC community. Professor Yiu-Hsuan Liao, from the Art and Music Department will close the Colloquium with a piano recital.
|9: 15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.||Welcome|
|9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.||Rome: Eternal City, Open City, Modern City
Patrizia Comello Perry and Kristina Varade, co-Chairs
|10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.||Rabat: The City as a Crossroad of Cultures
Mohamed Sofaini, Chair
|12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.||Paris: The City for all Seasons
Peter Consenstein and Rachel Corkle, co-Chairs
|1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.||Brownbag Lunch and Film
Vertical Slum (2015). Introduced by its director Irene Sosa, Brooklyn College, CUNY.
|2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.||Havana: The City Frozen in Time?
Margaret Carson and Evelin Gamarra Martínez, co-Chairs
|3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.||Beijing: The Imperial City Today
Ling Luo and Chun Yi-Peng, co-Chairs
|4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.||Closing Performance|
- See a more detailed Colloquium Program.