Being an Urbanist at Brown: An Urban Studies Open House
Tuesday, December 10th, 5-6:30p.m., Pembroke Hall, Room 305
Stefano Bloch, Visiting Professor, Urban Studies, and Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Cogut Center
"Doing DIY Urbanism"
Kate Holguin '13, Project Associate, I-195 Redevelopment Commission
"Reclaiming Providence: Reimagining the I-195 Land"
Have you wondered what it means to study cities? Are you interested in politics, architecture, design, sociology, history, economics, and social justice? Come join Urban Studies Professor Stefano Bloch, alum Kate Holguin '13, current Urban Studies concentrators, and friends for a look into one of Brown's most interdisciplinary concentrations. We will hear from Professor Bloch about how he came to urban studies and from Kate about life in Providence after Urban Studies. Then, concentrators, professors, and interested friends will have the chance to mingle and eat. Current concentrators will have the chance to connect over their work as the semester draws to a close, and prospective concentrators will have the chance to ask questions and hear about life in the program. First years and sophomores are encouraged to attend; this event is open to all. Kabob and Curry will be served!
URBAN STUDIES FILM FESTIVAL
Join us for an evening of entertainment at Brown's outdoor amphitheater.
All you need is a blanket!
September 12, 7:30-11pm
Outdoor theater at the Granoff Center (154 Angell Street)
(Indoors in case of rain)
DETROPIA (90 minutes) 2012
Detroit's story has encapsulated the iconic narrative of America over the last century the Great Migration of African Americans escaping Jim Crow; the rise of manufacturing and the middle class; the love affair with automobiles; the flowering of the American dream; and now . . . the collapse of the economy and the fading American mythos. With its vivid, painterly palette and haunting score, Detropia sculpts a dreamlike collage of a grand city teetering on the brink of dissolution.
MANHATTAN (96 minutes) 1979
Manhattan follows the misadventures of a middle-aged divorcee (Woody Allen) who falls in love first with a much younger woman, then with a cerebral writer (Diane Keaton) who is also his best friend's mistress. It is both a seriocomic dissection of perpetually dissatisfied New Yorkers and an ode to the city itself, filmed in glorious black-and-white and set to a score of rhapsodic George Gershwin music.