The Mediterranean City Between Myth and Reality
APRIL 6-7, 2000
event intends to open a debate by inviting historians, theorists, architects,
sociologists and urban planners to present their ideas and projects on
different problems related to Mediterranean cities.
What are, if any, the preconceived images or attributes that one associates
with the "Mediterranean city," assuming such an entity exists?
If so, do preconceptions contribute in any way to the development of the
city at the threshold of the third millennium? Or, as some would argue,
does this notion of the Mediterranean city simply exist as a mental or
ideological construct that no longer bears any relation to contemporary
The conference and exhibition aim to open the field to address certain
fundamental problems in contemporary cities on the Mediterranean. It also
means to question historical notions in the face of technological developments
which have greatly altered the relations between time and space.
The event will consist of two complementary activities: a conference of
selected papers and an exhibition of projects on Mediterranean cities.
Projects that deal with urban or architectural interventions on Mediterranean
cities, built or unbuilt, are encouraged. The exhibition is also open to
projects which are of a theoretical nature.
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