Event: World-Information City, Paris May 30-31, 2009

World-Information City Paris 2009 is an international, two day conference focusing on four major themes within the wide field of new urban geographies: mobility, global flows and local dynamics, the remaking of urban spaces through new strategies of conflict and security, and new approaches to map distributed action in space. Mobility – of people, goods, and information – across distances large and small has become an ever more salient aspect of a wide range of social practices.

For the first time in world history a majority lives in cities but the cities’ form itself is challenged. Virtual and physical space increasingly fragments into fully globalized zones along intensely localized spaces in a single geographic domain. High-level presentations, discussions and workshops offer insights on future urban transformations in a digitally networked world. With: Bruno Latour, Saskia Sassen, Stephen Graham, Christophe Aguiton, Carlo Ratti, John Urry, Eyal Weizman, Solomon Benjamin, Brian Holmes a.o.

address: Maison des metallos, 94 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud – 75011 Paris (GoogleMaps).

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