Launch of Quito Papers film and discussion series

21 November 2016

On December 7, Theatrum Mundi will launch the first of four film screenings and panel discussions on the “Quito Papers” in Paris, France. With the support of the Kaifeng Foundation and in partnership with UN Habitat, NYU and LSE Cities, “The Quito Papers: towards an open city” will subsequently feature events in London (31 January 2017), Beijing (25 February 2017), and New York (TBC, April 2017). The series will include the premiere of a film commissioned to document the ideas put forward by the Papers and be followed by panel discussions with, among others, the papers’ authors: Ricky Burdett (LSE Cities), Saskia Sassen (Columbia University), and Richard Sennett (New York University & LSE). The launch in Paris is supported by the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’homme under the Global Cities chair, the Pavillon de l’Arsenal and the City of Paris, where the papers’ authors will be joined by Jean-Louis Missika, Deputy Mayor of Paris in charge of Urban Planning, Architecture, Grand Paris projects, Economic Development and Attractiveness.