National Library of Estonia
June 13–16

Tuesday March 21 2023

  • 19.45–19.45
    URBAN REPRESENTATIONS GROUP. Meeting Room (Nõupidamisruum)

    Curated Urban Visions Workshop
    Miriam Paeslack, University of Buffalo

    Anat Falbel, São Paulo

    Jeffrey Cohen, Bryn Mawr College


    Most cities are richly varied, overlaid, constantly evolving and even chaotic assemblages of buildings and spaces that challenge portrayal in their full multivalence. Reduced in scale from their referent, representations distance, distill, edit, crop, and otherwise transform their subject. They become a form of curation of the city and its architecture embodied in a new artifact, usually with distinct purpose. These efforts to represent cities beg a discussion of strategies and media of presentation, as well as aesthetic, cultural, political, or ideological filters that have been applied. This workshop aims to be a venue for such conversations, inviting attendees to offer short presentations that introduce and frame projects within the realm of historical urban representations, and to be active participants in discussions of them.