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P+ARG Biennial Conference: "Utopia vs. the City"

P+ARG Biennial Conference: "Utopia vs. the City"

Is utopia simply what the city is not? The pastoral, the ethereal, the equitable, the apolitical, the unbuilt, the city to end all cities? Or is it (the exception to) the smart city? BIM’s telos, AI's metropolis, the singularity’s social network?

Then again, must utopia and the city be at odds? Perhaps urbanism is humanity's true soteriology. P+ARG's fifth biennial conference, Utopia vs. the City, questions both the endlessness of possibility and the finitude of existence.

Keynote Lectures:

Friday, January 31, 2020: Saskia Sassen, Columbia University
Saturday, February 1, 2020: Rodolphe El-Khoury, University of Miami

This two-day conference will run January 31 - February 1, 2020.