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*CANCELLED* “There+Here: Transnationalism and Migration” with Laura Kurgan

May 9, 2014 | 6:00 PM
Price: N/A
Where: BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston

*CANCELLED* “There+Here: Transnationalism and Migration” with Laura Kurgan

*CANCELLED* - 12PM 5/8 - this event has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience.  

Global populations are increasingly on the move. Unprecedented numbers of migrants are leaving their home countries for economic, political, and environmental reasons, and through this migration they participate in transnational networks. Using remittance data, census data, field visits, and interviews, “There+Here” works to understand this phenomenon and its spatial manifestations, centering on New York City but always paired with a location elsewhere—sometimes rural, sometimes urban.

Laura Kurgan is associate professor of architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation Planning at Columbia University, where she is director of the Spatial Information Design Lab (SIDL) and the director of Visual Studies. Her work explores digital mapping technologies, the ethics and politics of mapping, new structures of participation in design, and the visualization of urban and global data.

Mobility and the City: Six Ideas

To indicate the extraordinary breadth of sites, systems, and approaches that the problems of commuting, travel, and migration have brought to the fields of architecture and urban design, this speaker series proposes new ways of thinking about the complex ecology of objects, networks, and populations that we call “mobility.” Each lecture corresponds to a video interview incorporated into the exhibition Rights of Way: Mobility and the City, now on view at BSA Space.