giovedì 25 novembre 2010

Contemporary Rome: Changing Faces of the Eternal City

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Bilingual Conference (English and Italian)
The American University of Rome - The Auditorium - Via Pietro Roselli, 16 Rome

26-27 November 2010

Keynote Speakers
Michael Herzfeld, Harvard University & Alessandro Portelli, Università degli Studi di Roma, La Sapienza

The city of Rome, the Caput Mundi of Antiquity, has been studied predominantly as a historical monument. But what of contemporary Rome; its people, its politics and economy, its environment, the challenges of globalization? Both within and outside Rome’s historic centre, a variety of transformations are currently underway. Recent decades have seen the arrival of large numbers of immigrants, many of whom are becoming permanent residents and are changing the outlook of the city. This new multicultural reality is affecting the arts, Rome’s nightlife, its economy, and neighborhoods. It has also become a highly contested issue in local politics. Mobility is not restricted to Rome’s newcomers and the city is undergoing gentrification, labor market transformations, geographic expansion. Conditions in its peripheries are now the subject of intense study and urban planners are seeking new approaches to developing the city for a sustainable future. The issues of pollution, congestion and calls for decentralization are more urgent than ever. Rome’s identity as national capital is also an issue for debate as moves for increased regional autonomy and questions concerning the role of the nation state itself develop. The fast-changing urban realities of Italy’s biggest city and capital are the focus of this two-day conference which will bring together Italian and English-speaking scholars from a variety of disciplines.

PANEL 1 - 10:00 - 11:30AM Global Politics, Local Realities
Chair: Bjørn Thomassen, AUR

Pierluigi Cervelli, (Università di Roma la Sapienza) “Rome as a Global City: Mapping New Cultural and Political Boundaries”
Adriana Goni Mazzitelli, (Università degli Studi "Roma Tre") “‘Se ci sei battiti:’ Cultural Urban Movements of Resistance in a City for Sale”
Piero Vereni, (l'Università di Roma Tor Vergata) “Diversly Globalized Rome”

1 commento:

elena ha detto...

FT (fuori tema): ti hanno citato sul venerdì di Repubblica. Lo sapevi? :)