The Kent State Forum on the City has been observing, since 2006, the current transformations underway in contemporary cities across Europe, emphasizing the role that design culture plays in these processes.
Promoted and organized by Kent State University, Florence Program, the Forum has developed an occasion for research and discussion that brings to our city some of the main observers of the European city together with the most respected architects who substantiate its transformation and, with the administrators, direct its developments.
The College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) of Kent State University is the promoter of the Forum on the City series.
Douglas Steidl – Dean, College of Architecture and Environmental Design
Bill Willoughby – Associate Dean, College of Architecture and Environmental Design
The Kent State Forum on the City event was initiated by Maurizio Sabini in 2006.
Paola Giaconia followed in 2012, starting a new series by focusing on the city of Madrid.
The Team for the MADRID Forum
The Kent State Forum on the City: MADRID took place in Florence, Italy on November 16, 2012.
Organized and produced by:
Kent State University
Kent State University, Florence Program
Under the patronage of:
Comune di Firenze
Ordine Architetti di Firenze Fondazione Professione Architetto
Cristina Giachi, Alessandro Jaff, Eva Parigi, Fabrizio Ricciardelli
Andrés Cánovas Alcaraz, Juan Manuel Fernández Alonso, Davide Tommaso Ferrando, Paola Giaconia, María Belén Hermida Rodríguez, Javier Malo de Molina, Eugenio Pandolfini, Salvador Pérez Arroyo, Gemma Peribáñez Ayala
Round table discussants:
Ernesto Bartolini, Marco Brizzi (chair), Andrés Cánovas Alcaraz, Giovanni Damiani, Juan Manuel Fernández Alonso, Davide Tommaso Ferrando, Paola Giaconia, María Belén Hermida Rodríguez, Javier Malo de Molina, Eugenio Pandolfini, Salvador Pérez Arroyo, Gemma Peribáñez Ayala, Andrea Ponsi
The Book, the Website & the App
Publication “The Kent State Forum on the City: MADRID”
eds. Paola Giaconia, Eugenio Pandolfini
(pp. 168, full color, English, dpr-barcelona)
Gianni Sinni, Lcd
Anne-Sophie de Vargas
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