Cities, Technologies and Political Imaginaries: From the Networked Metropolis to the Smart Cities

Antoine PiconAntoine Picon, the G. Ware Travelstead Professor of the History of Architecture and Technology and Director of Research at the Graduate School of Design, will discuss the relationship between architecture and political formations. Trained as an engineer, architect, and historian, Picon studies the history of architectural and urban technologies from the eighteenth century to the present, while also teaching courses in the history and theory of architecture and technology. This lecture is being presented by the Science, Technology and Society (STS) Circle, a group of doctoral students and recent PhDs who are interested in creating a space for interdisciplinary conversations about contemporary issues in science and technology that are relevant to people in fields such as anthropology, history of science, sociology, STS, law, government, public policy, and the natural sciences.

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