Quito Papers film and discussion series launches tonight in Paris

7 December 2016

The Quito Papers film and panel discussion series launches tonight at Pavillion de l’Arsenal, in Paris, France. The event will feature the screening of the film “The Quito Papers: towards the open city”, directed by Dom Bagnato and Cassim Shepard, with the collaboration of filmmakers in Beijing, Karachi, Lagos, London, New York, Quito, São Paulo and Mexico City. “The Quito Papers” is a research collaboration between Theatrum Mundi, NYU and UN-Habitat, developed in the run-up to the United Nations Habitat III conference held in Quito, Ecuador in October 2016. The series 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. The authors of the papers – Ricky Burdett, Saskia Sassen and Richard Sennett – will be joined by Jean-Louis Missika, Deputy Mayor of Paris in charge of Urban Planning, Architecture, Grand Paris projects, Economic Development and Attractiveness. More information about the Paris event, and future events in London, Beijing and New York can be found here and here.