Redesigning Cities in Science Fiction

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Wednesday September 15, 2021
      3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Location: BlueJeans Event
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  • URL: BlueJeans Event
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  • Fee(s):
    N/A
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Contact

zach.lamb@design.gatech.edu

Summaries

Summary Sentence: Ellen Dunham-Jones hosts a conversation with Lisa Yaszek and Shaunitra Wisdom.

Full Summary: What can urbanists learn from how Sci-Fi authors have reimagined cities?

What can urbanists learn from how Sci-Fi authors have reimagined cities? GT Regents Professor in Science Fiction Lisa Yaszek will discuss with host Ellen Dunham-Jones how diverse voices from around the world have challenged racial and gender norms in science and technology while proposing alternative kinds of cities, spaces, and social justice. Yaszek is the author of Galactic Suburbia and co-editor of Literary Afrofuturism in the Twenty-First Century. Shaunitra Wisdom, GT School of Architecture Academic Advisor, author, and Periplus Fellow will share her insights and moderate Q&A.

This event will no longer be hosted in Reinsch-Price Family, and instead will be held entirely online. This event is free and open to the public. 

Additional Information

In Campus Calendar
Yes
Groups

School of Architecture

Invited Audience
Faculty/Staff, Postdoc, Public, Graduate students
Categories
Seminar/Lecture/Colloquium
Keywords
science fiction, Afrofuturism, urban development
Status
  • Created By: zlamb6
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Sep 8, 2021 - 1:56pm
  • Last Updated: Sep 9, 2021 - 1:05pm