4×4 Manchester: A Human City series

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A Human City seminar series
4 speakers x 4 Wednesday in March 2014

G.36 MMU Business School, All Saints Campus, Manchester, M15 6BH.
Cost: Free to attend

Join the Academy and a host of local partners for the Manchester 4×4 Series – A Human City: Sense / Record / Play / Change

A Human City will look at our urban environments through the perspective of the real human experience: the overarching, never-ending, ordinary, every-day, every-person narrative that has become overshadowed in recent times by the smart city, the sustainable city, the technological city, the connected city, the living city.

The series aims to stimulate debate and discourse on what it means to be a human responding and adapting to the changing conditions of our city environments. We will prompt people to think differently about their own discipline, be that architecture, art, planning, urbanism, or music.

An eclectic mix of speakers has been lined up to share opinions and stories on our four themes, including: an academic whose research is on smells in the city; a composer interested in navigating with sound; an artist who draws maps of the human body; a co-founder of Matrix – a feminist design coop; and an architect-cum-restaurateur…and many more!

With the overall theme of Human City, there are then 4 sub-themes, each with 4 speakers talking for 15 mins:

1. Human City: a place to Sense, 5th March
2. Human City: a place to Record, 12th March
3. Human City: a place to Play, 19th March
4. Human City: a place to Change, 26th March

RSVP: no need to book – simply turn up on the night!