The New Asian City at Van Alen Books

Please join us as we moderate a discussion at The Korea Society and the Van Alen Institute on The New Asian City: Three Dimensional Fictions of Space and Urban Form, a history of urban development in Asia. Drawing on a wide range of literature, film, and policy, Professor Jini Kim Watson reveals how the hyper-urbanization of the Pacific Rim reflects the psychic and political dramas of its colonized past and globalized present. Author Jini Kim Watson (NYU), Andrei Harwell (Yale School of Architecture), Samuel Jamier (Japan Society’s film curator), and Jinhee Park and John Hong (both of the Harvard Graduate School of Design) will discuss how culture, politics, and history influence the rapidly changing urban environments of East Asian metropolises. The discussion will be organized around the five themes identified in Jinhee Park’s and John Hong’s upcoming book, Convergent Flux.

Thursday, June 14th 2012

7:00 PM | Panel discussion at Van Alen Books
Free and Open to the public with REGISTRATION For more additional informaton, contact Natalee Newcombe, call (212) 759-7525 ext. 328 or visit Van Alen’s website