TODAY, 6:30pm: Lecture by Distinguished Writer Rebecca Solnit, City College

Screen Shot 2015-04-02 at 2.06.27 PMRebecca Solnit’s maps have been among the inspiration behind some of the mapping ideas we’ve been developing through this course, and she is speaking this evening, April 2 at City College.

Rebecca Solnit to Deliver Mumford Lecture

The Graduate Program in Urban Design is pleased to announce the eleventh annual Lewis Mumford Lecture on Urbanism, to be delivered by writer, activist, historian, and cartographer Rebecca Solnit.

Thursday, April 2
6:30 p.m.
The Great Hall of Shepard Hall, CCNY
Convent Avenue at 138th Street, New York, NY
This lecture is free and open to the public. No reservations are necessary.

Solnit is the author of fifteen books about environment, landscape, community, art, politics, the power of stories, and hope, most recently Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas, which came out in November 2013.

Other books include The Faraway Nearby; Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas, A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster; A Field Guide to Getting Lost; Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities; Wanderlust: A History of Walking; and River of Shadows, Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West (for which she received a Guggenheim, the National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism, and the Lannan Literary Award).

A product of the California public education system from kindergarten to graduate school, she works with the group on climate issues. She is a contributing editor to Harper’s and regular contributor to the political site

Each spring, the Urban Design Program presents the Lewis Mumford Lecture and seminar. Named for writer, architecture critic, and urbanist Lewis Mumford, who attended City College, the series invites the world’s most distinguished urbanists to speak freely and publicly about the future of cities in the grand setting of City College’s Great Hall.


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The Graduate Center, CUNY
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