*Covid-19 Update: This winter, the Library’s Evening with an Author series will continue to meet virtually, via Zoom. These events, which are free and open to the public, require advance sign up. Evenings with an Author programs begin at 19h30 (Central European Time). Please check eLibris or our programs calendar for updates and line-up.
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Join us for an evening of discussion about the past, present, and future of the city with Deyan Sudjic, author of The Language of Cities.
Deyan Sudjic is director emeritus of the Design Museum in London, a critic, curator and writer. Formerly director of the Venice Architecture Biennale, and the editor of Domus magazine and architecture critic for the Guardian. His most recent book, The Language of Cities looks back to the historic roots of cities as cosmopolitan centres of tolerance, and forward to the impact of the digital explosion on privacy. It draws a line from the Allegory of Good and Bad Government in Siena’s Palazzo Publico to the digital lynch mob that is Twitter, by way of the definitions of Walt Whitman and Frank O’Hara. As we face up to the consequences of the global pandemic, it’s time to restate the values of the city. The Language of Cities has been published in Chinese, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Polish.
Evenings with an Author are generously sponsored by GRoW @ Annenberg