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Renzo Piano, the Pritzker Prize-winning architect behind the first new buildings on Columbia’s Manhattanville campus, will reflect on the role of architecture in creating more inclusive cities. Speaking at the Forum, one of his three Manhattanville buildings, he will discuss how architecture can create more open, permeable neighborhoods, provide arenas for cross-cutting exchanges and opportunities, and enrich civic life. Offering contemplations on democracy and participation alongside examples of his work, Piano will discuss how architecture can address particular needs, while also pointing toward models of thinking and doing that are more generalizable and dynamic. Amale Andraos, the Dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, will introduce the event, which will include a presentation by Piano, a discussion between Piano and Columbia University President Lee Bollinger, and an audience Q&A.

This event is co-presented with the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation and the School of the Arts.

Check-in will begin 45 minutes prior to start time. Seating is limited and first come, first served. Advance registration does not guarantee seating; early arrival is suggested.

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Event Contact Information:
Abigail E. Anderson