Posted by: VPSN | October 19, 2012

Upcoming Lecture: Is Public Space a Public Good? November 8, 2012

2012 Warren Gill Lecture

Reposted from Pricetags

The Warren Gill Memorial Lecture is a highlight of the SFU City Program’s year.  Make your reservation now.

IS PUBLIC SPACE A PUBLIC GOOD?

Public space is routinely seen as the cure to every imaginable urban ill, from air quality to obesity. But how much of what we call public space is really public? In this lecture, Mark Kingwell will consider this problem, together with its implications for the notion of urban play and the so-called ‘right to the city’. He will conclude with some reflections on the relationship between the city and the university.

Author and critic MARK KINGWELL is an award-winning professor of philosophy at theUniversity of Toronto and the author or co-author of seventeen books of political, cultural and aesthetic theory, including the national bestsellers Better Living (1998), The World We Want (2000), Concrete Reveries (2008), and Glenn Gould  (2009).

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 8, 2012

7 pm

Lecture, Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema @ Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (at Woodward’s)

149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

ADMISSION IS FREE, reservations are required.

Reserve seats at www.sfu.ca/reserve.

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