February 26, 2018

Sensing the City

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
B26 Stiteler Hall
University of Pennsylvania
Please join Penn IUR and the Humanities, Urbanism, and Design (H+U+D) Initiative for the public lecture "Sensing the City," a sensory exploration of the city. David Barnes, Penn IUR Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor of History and Sociology of Science, will explore the role of smell as urban health sentinel and as investigatory tool in diagnosing healthy and unhealthy urban neighborhoods, using examples from Philadelphia and Paris between 1790 and 1900. Using the Milton-Parc neighborhood of Montreal as her case study, Francesca Russello Ammon, Penn IUR Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning and Historic Preservation, will discuss the use of photographs to shape new ways of seeing in a battle between demolition and rehabilitation. Naomi Waltham-Smith, Assistant Professor of Music, will foreground the role played by listening in urban social movements and local alliance-building around economic, housing, and environmental justice through interventions of sound-art collective Ultra-red in Los Angeles and London over the last 20 years. The lecture will be moderated by Domenic Vitiello, Penn IUR Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor and Assistant Chair of City and Regional Planning and Urban Studies. For more information and to RSVP, email Mary Rocco at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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