In the Public Interest: Unequal Urbanisms with Homi K. Bhabha and Glenn D. Lowry
Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 6:00 p.m.
This discussion, co-organized by The Museum of Modern Art and the Mahindra Center for the Humanities at Harvard University, will be led by Mahindra Center director Homi K. Bhabha and MoMA director Glenn D. Lowry. Speakers will address urgent questions raised by MoMA's current exhibition Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities, which was organized by Pedro Gadanho, curator in MoMA’s Department of Architecture and Design.
Bhabha and Lowry will be joined by Gadanho and Jeanne Gang, founder and principal of Studio Gang Architects, Chicago, Illinois. The discussion will explore how rapidly changing demographics, uncontrolled urban growth, and unequal distribution of goods and services are affecting the way cities function, creating new social, political, economic, and cultural conditions. Among the questions to be addressed is how cultural institutions and networks within these new urban environments can aid in the establishment of "micro-ecologies" that can contribute a stabilizing force despite asymmetrical distributions of wealth and benefits.
Tickets on sale March 22. Tickets ($15; $10 members and corporate members; $5 students, seniors, and staff of other museums) can be purchased online or at the information desk, at the Film desk after 4:00 p.m., or at the Education and Research Building reception desk (on the day of the program only).