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International Conference: Art, Aesthetics, And The Future Of City Life East/West
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April 5 To 7, 2017 Marquette University, Milwaukee Usa

Scholars and other professionals interested in the future of city life are invited to attend the interdisciplinary conference and participate in discussions with the 12 invited scholars. The conference will take place in Raynor Memorial Library, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

Registration is required, the conference attendance is free, i.e. no registration fee. Please send registration to Conference Chair and organizer Curtis L. Carter, e mail curtis.carter@marquette.edu Phone 414 235 1034. Hotel: Reservations: Ambassador Hotel W. Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee. Request conference rate of Marquette university.

Brief Overview

The Conference will take place April 5 to 7, 2017, at Marquette University at the Haggerty Museum with subsequent sessions at the Raynor Memorial Library, with the closing banquet at the Milwaukee University Club. Banquet Fee $40.
Opening keynote lecture and Reception April 5, 5 pm Haggerty Museum of Art Marquette University.

The aim of this conference is to bring together a select group of interdisciplinary scholars and other professionals to examine this topic from their respective disciplines including aesthetics, urban planning, and related professional fields to explore the common ground that might emerge. The conference will include 10 to 12 invited speakers, each allocated one hour, thirty minutes for presentation and thirty minutes discussion.

Invited Speakers Include

Theresa Williams, Executive Director Catalytic Communities, focused on Favelas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
David Krakauer, scientist: patterns of social organization and President of the Santa Fe Research Institute.
Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, specialist on urban design and Founding President of City Scape Institute and New York's Central Park Conservancy
Viola Koenig, Director Ethnologisches Museum,and Humboldt Forum Project Berlin
Gao Jianping, Professor China Academy of Social Sciences and President of China Society of Aesthetics
Pan Gongkai, Chinese artist and architect, and recent President of China Academy of Fine Arts
Peng Feng, International curator and professor of Aesthetics Peiiking University Art School, Curator China Pavilion Venice Biennale 2011
Aless Erjavec, Research Professor, Institute of Philosophical Sciences of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Art, research on the role of art in reconstruction of post-socialist cities
Randy Cohen, vice president of Americans for the Arts, Research on the societal impact of the arts
Ted Rogers, President IA Industries, research on aesthetic contributions of department Store to city life
Additional Speaker tba relating the topic to architecture and urban planning.

Panel Discussion on the future of the arts in Milwaukee City Life with artists, industrial and cultural leaders, and a visit to the Calatrava designed Milwaukee Art Museum will be part of the conference.

The Conference, "Art, Aesthetics, and the Future of City Life East/West" is being hosted by the Provost's office and the Philosophy Department at Marquette University and the International Association for Aesthetics.

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