A preview to the Quito Papers will be launched this evening to coincide with a film providing background to the document followed by a panel discussion with the papers’ authors. Towards an Open City: The Quito Papers and the New Urban Agenda includes contributions from Joan Clos, Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of UN-Habitat; Ricky Burdett, Professor of Urban Studies at LSE and the director of LSE Cities and the Urban Age; Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University; and Richard Sennett, Professor of Humanities, New York University, Professor of Sociology, LSE. In October 2016, the thinking behind the Quito Papers was outlined at Habitat III by the authors in a talk entitled: Designing the Urban Age.
This evening, Theatrum Mundi will launch the “Quito Papers: towards an open city” film in London. With the support of the Kaifeng Foundation and in partnership with UN Habitat, NYU and LSE Cities, the film will be followed by a panel discussion with the papers’ authors: Ricky Burdett, Saskia Sassen, and Richard Sennett chaired by Wendy Pullan, Professor of Architecture and Urban Studies and Head of the Department of Architecture at the University of Cambridge.