TWO UTOPIE EVENTS IN NEW YORK

When is Utopia? A Panel Discussion
Monday, October 3, 2011 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall 

For roughly a decade, beginning in 1967, the Utopie group offered a militant alternative to professional urban planning and sociology journals, formulating a critique of the technocratic and administrative rule over a disabled and alienated urban society, while also projecting an ephemeral urban poetics. Utopie: Texts and Projects 1967-1978 anthologizes and translates material from group’s magazines, pamphlets, posters, exhibitions, and articles. The work provides a window onto the group’s intellectual concerns, but also onto the tumultuous period in which a number of architects, urbanists, and sociologists worked in close collaboration.
Panelists:
• Hubert Tonka, Editor of Utopie, Publisher and Author
• Isabelle Auricoste, Editor of Utopie, Landscape Architect, Professor, École d’architecture de Bordeaux
• Jean-Louis Cohen, Sheldon H. Solow Professor in the History of Architecture, NYU Institute of Fine Art
• Jean-Louis Violeau, Sociologist and researcher at the École d’architecture de Paris-Malaquais (co-editor of Utopie: Texts and Projects)
• Craig Buckley, Adjunct Assistant Professor, GSAPP, Columbia (co-editor of Utopie: Texts and Projects)
Event co-sponsored with the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Cabaret Series 03: Utopie
Tuesday, October 4 · 6:30pm – 9:30pm
As part of Storefront Cabaret’s Series, we will present  Utopie: Texts and Projects, 1967-1978, a book edited by Craig Buckley and Jean-Louis Violeau. The book reprints material from the group of architects, sociologists, and urbanists known as Utopie. The launch includes a one night only exhibition, featuring the magazines, pamphlets, posters, and other traces of the group’s activities. Performers will include Isabelle Auricoste, Craig Buckley, Jean-Louis Cohen, Cristina Goberna, Meredith TenHoor, Hubert Tonka, and Jean-Louis Violeau.

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