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A form of dying, losing contact with the city like that

by Geoff Manaugh ( last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:53 AM
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by Geoff Manaugh ( last modified Nov 09, 2010



New Yorkers, don't miss a live conversation taking place tomorrow night—Tuesday, November 9, the 21st anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall—on the subject of "Cities." Moderated by Mark Wigley, the discussion features Robert Krulwich, science correspondent for NPR and co-host of Radiolab; Lewis Lapham, founder and editor of Lapham’s Quarterly; architect Jeffrey Inaba, director of C-LAB at Columbia's GSAPP; and Andrew Dolkart, director of the Historic Preservation Program, also at the GSAPP.

The Fall 2010 issue of Lapham's Quarterly, of course, takes "The City" as its central theme, with literary and historical excerpts describing urban settlements such as Antioch, Dongguan, New York City, Atlantis, Thebes, Oaxaca, Constantinople, Bangkok, Moscow, Los Angeles, Vienna, Hiroshima, Mecca, Rome, Saigon, and many more; and this comes simultaneously with Radiolab's most recent episode, also about Cities (and the title of this post is edited from a quotation by Philip K. Dick, which appears in Lapham's Quarterly).

The event takes place down at 92Y Tribeca, 200 Hudson Street, beginning with a reception at 6:30pm. Register for the event here.

If you're able to attend in person, let me know how it goes!




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