Shifting Frames // Urbanization, Slums, and Cities of the Future

Friday, February 03, 2017

1:30 PM – 7:15 PM | Add to calendar

Main Level Architecture Building

1125 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON

About this Event


On Friday, February 3rd, the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism and the Canada-India Centre for Excellence (CICE) will host Shifting Frames: Urbanization, Slums, and Cities of the Future. This half-day symposium includes two documentary films, presentations by experts, and discussions of the challenges facing cities in India and other rapidly urbanizing areas of the world.

The symposium is open to the public but pre-registration is necessary for the reception, which will include a performance by Puran Bhat, puppeteer and spokesperson for Delhi’s endangered Kathputli Community (the subject of My Gypsy Colony).


1:30 PM – Welcoming remarks

1:45 PM – Screening Slums:  Cities of Tomorrow, a film by Jean-Nicolas Orhon, (82 mins)

3:00 PM – BREAK

3:15 PM – Presentation 1 (B. Gianni):  Slums, Clearance and Urban Renewal:  overview of types, strategies, issues, and players:  25 mins  (Presentation 1)

3:45 PM  Presentation 2 (L. Zarate):  Slums, Latin America, and the New Urban Agenda (25 mins) (Presentation 2)

4:15 PM — BREAK

4:30 PM, Panel Discussion:  Slums, Rehabilitation and the Role of the Private Sector (C. Bonier, moderator)  60 mins. (Presentation 3)

  • Nicolas Reeves, UQUAM
  • Lorena Zarate, President, Habitat International Coalition
  • Arun Sahu, Acting High Commissioner for India to Canada
  • Puran Bhat, Community spokesperson, Kathputli Colony, Delhi, India

5:30 PM – Reception (including performances by puppeteers Puran Bhat and Martine Palmer) (Presentation 4)

6:15 PM – Screening of My Gypsy Colony, a film by Stéphane Subiela and Martine Palmer (64 mins)

7:15 PM – Wrap-up Discussion

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