Saturday 6 May 2017 ore 11:30 - 13:00

The Histories of Architecture. The Cities of the WorldDesigning the Open City. Post-Brexit London | with Ricky Burdett

MAXXI Auditorium – admittance €5; ticket purchasers are entitled to reduced price admittance to the museum (€ 8) within one week of issue
€4 for myMAXXI cardholders; special myMAXXI carnet for four lectures €12

From architecture to planning, four lectures for four cities: Tokyo, Milan, London and New York recounted through their social, cultural, economic and political contexts

For the second edition of The Histories of Architecture academics working in the field will be discussing through a stratigraphic reading of contemporary architecture and planning the social, cultural, economic and political contexts of Tokyo, Milan, London and New York, presenting an image as variegated and complete as possible of these four international architectural poles.

The relationship between the physical and social dynamics of the contemporary city is the object of research conducted by the London School of Economics within the ambit of the Urban Age programme: from the way in which cities are designed, organized and governed, questioning how the urban environment has been conceived according to models that contrast with the values and objectives of social and environmental sustainability.

The Histories of Architecture project has been produced thanks to the support of MINI, a MAXXI Public Programs Partner