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IdeasCity Arles: Public Conference

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LUMA Foundation’s Parc des Ateliers, Arles. Photo: Victor Pico

IdeasCity Arles public conference will take place Saturday, May 27, 2017, at the Grande Halle, Parc des Ateliers. The conference will feature conversations and lectures by acclaimed speakers including Kunlé Adeyemi, Amale Andraos, Michel Bauwens, Raphaële Bidaut-Waddington, Jean Jalbert, Bouchra Khalili, Rem Koolhaas, Ben Vickers, and Amanda Williams, among others. This event will be free and open to the public and will take place in both French and English with live translation available on site.

Building upon discussions initiated in Detroit and Athens, IdeasCity Arles will address the future city, looking at key forces that shape Arles and the Camargue region today. Working alongside local stakeholders in Arles to investigate the countryside as a place where urban change is accelerating, IdeasCity will develop “scenarios for a City in a Bioregion” through the following themes: City of Culture & Agriculture, Twenty-First-Century Factory Town, City as Campus, UNESCO City 3.0, and Global Village. In the coming years, these themes will be followed up by Atelier LUMA and LUMA Days, a three day-long scenario planning workshop led by LUMA Arles focused on the future of Arles and the Camargue region.

Conference Schedule

2:00 – 2:15PM
Welcome by LUMA Foundation & New Museum
Maja Hoffmann, President LUMA Foundation, Founder LUMA Arles
Lisa Phillips, Toby Devan Lewis Director, New Museum
Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Advisor, Core Group LUMA Arles

2:15 – 2:30 PM
5 Scenarios for a City in a Bioregion
Joseph Grima, Director IdeasCity
Jan Boelen, Curator LUMA days, Artistic Director Atelier LUMA
Raphaële Bidault-Waddington, artist, researcher, and writer

2:30 – 3:00 PM
Keynote Lecture
Rem Koolhaas, architect, Founder OMA / AMO

3:00 – 3:20 PM
Scenario 1. City of Culture and Agriculture
Presentation IdeasCity Fellows
Jean Jalbert, General Manager, Tour du Valat
Raphaële Bidault-Waddington, artist, Founder of the LIID Future Lab

3:20 – 3:40 PM
Scenario 2. City as Campus
Presentation IdeasCity Fellows
Conversation – Amale Andraos, Dean of the Columbia University Graduate
School of Architecture, and Joseph Grima, Director IdeasCity

3:40 – 4:00 PM

4:00 – 4:20 PM
Scenario 3. 21st Century Factory Town
Presentation IdeasCity Fellows
Conversation – Kunlé Adeyemi, architect, and Ben Vickers, curator and activist

4:20 – 4:40 PM
Scenario 4. UNESCO City 3.0
Presentation IdeasCity Fellows
Conversation – Gordon Feller, Founder of Meeting of Minds and Jan Boelen,
Curator LUMA days, Artistic Director Atelier LUMA

4:40 – 5:00 PM
Scenario 5. Global Village
Presentation IdeasCity Fellows
Conversation – Bouchra Khalili, artist and filmmaker, Amanda Williams, artist, and Vere van Gool, IdeasCity

5:00 – 5:30 PM
Keynote Lecture
Michel Bauwens, Founder of the Foundation for Peer-to-peer Alternatives

5:30 – 5:40 PM
Response and Address
Hervé Schiavetti, Mayor of Arles

5:40 – 6:15 PM
Conclusion and Questions
Mustapha Bouhayati, CEO LUMA Arles

Live French/English translation will be available for this event.

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LUMA Foundation is the presenting partner for IdeasCity Arles.

Additional support for IdeasCity Arles provided by NEON.

Founding support for IdeasCity is provided by Goldman Sachs Gives at the recommendation of David B. Heller & Hermine Riegerl Heller.

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