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Modern Languages Colloquium: World Cities – the Foreign and the Familiar

April 4, 2017 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
| Richard C. Harris Terrace at 199 Chambers St.

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.

April 4
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open to:
The BMCC Community