Learning from... Madrid

Talk, in French, Paul-Desmarais Theatre, 4 December 2014 , 6pm

“In the aftermath of the global economic crisis, Spain is now paying for its lack of urban policy, particularly in the construction industry. The credit crunch curbed the frenzy of construction and left behind a vast territory of incomplete urban spaces. Architect, editor, and architectural curator Javier Arpa Fernández presents a lecture reflecting on how alternative future patterns of urbanisation might be conceived, planned and inhabited.

The Learning from… series takes its title from Learning from Las Vegas (1972), Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown and Steven Izenour’s influential publication, which analysed the commercial strips and architectural symbolism of Las Vegas in order to understand urban sprawl. In this spirit, the series brings together experts to explore specific urban conditions and their relevance to the future development of cities.”

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