I’m in Ann Arbor at the moment to speak at tomorrow Taubman College conference POWER:
POWER will inaugurate the first of our new series of conferences exploring Present Predicaments in urban planning and architecture next Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at Rackham Auditorium.
This conference will bring together an interdisciplinary group of thinkers and practitioners to explore the relationship between planning, architecture and the power structures that shape our environments. The conference will bring designers, architects, planners, writers and theoreticians, together with developers, government officials, as well as planning and design advocates. Guided by members of our faculty, our speakers will provoke debates and explore questions such as who does architecture and urban planning represent, who do they empower? What forces enable planning and architecture to impact culture and serve as catalyst for change?
POWER, Oct. 7, 2011
Rackham Auditorium, 915 East Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Time: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The conference is free and open to the public. Networking lunch and breakfast included. Doors open at 8 a.m.
Come by if you’re in town and interested. Normal people presumably have jobs to do, but college students should recognize that skipping class is fun and rewarding!