Past Event

Renzo Piano on Designing a Decent City

December 11, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The Forum at Columbia University, 601 W. 125th St., New York, NY 10027 Auditorium
Renzo Piano, the Pritzker Prize-winning architect behind the first new buildings on Columbia’s Manhattanville campus, will reflect on the role of architecture in creating more inclusive cities. Speaking at the Forum, one of his three Manhattanville buildings, he will discuss how architecture can create more open, permeable neighborhoods, provide arenas for cross-cutting exchanges and opportunities, and enrich civic life. Offering contemplations on democracy and participation alongside examples of his work, Piano will discuss how architecture can address particular needs, while also pointing toward models of thinking and doing that are more generalizable and dynamic. This event is co-presented with the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation and the School of the Arts. Registration is required. Register with Eventbrite here:

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Columbia World Projects