Theatrum Mundi public conference: Presence and Absence in the City

11 October 2012

On 12 October 2012, Columbia University’s Committee on Global Thought and New York University will co-host ‘Presence and Absence in the City’, the first public conference of the Theatrum Mundi / Global Street project.

Five panel sessions – ‘State of the Street’, ‘Technological Space’, ‘The Global Street’, ‘The Trade of Ideas and Goods: From Artifacts to Citizenship’ and ‘Theatrical Space’ will explore the difference between presence and absence in the city.

Through theoretical conversations and discussions on real life projects the conference hopes to instigate new thinking about public space via our specialist panel of architects, town planners, artists, designers and social researchers.

The conference runs from 9:30am – 6:00pm EDT at Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall. This event is free and open to the public. It will also be live streamed at and the Twitter hashtag is #wood101210.

For more information, visit the Theatrum Mundi website.

This event is co-sponsored by Saskia Sassen & Richard Sennett | A Committee on Global Thought Conference | Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation | Co-sponsored by GSAPP and New York University.