4th Postgraduate MITN Workshop
Date: Thursday, 1st December
The University of Warwick celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2015. As part of the celebrations, our Global Research Priorities programme is developing an exciting programme of research-led events to support and develop existing and new research collaborations in Singapore, Beijing and Hong Kong, Brussels, New York, and Venice.
Our Venice event will be held Friday 23rd – Saturday 24th October 2015 at Palazzo Pesaro-Papafava . This event is being led by the Connecting Cultures GRP in collaboration with the International Development GRP, and features a number of MITN researchers.
The Venice event’s theme is Sustainable Futures: Survival of the City. Research from across a variety of fields, from the Arts to the Sciences and the Social Sciences has much to tell us about our understanding of urban spaces, their history, and their impact on the environment as well as on how we imagine and build the cities of the future. Participants in the symposium will be invited to talk about how culture, language and technology affect the material and human ecology of past, present and future cities.
Warwick has a very strong internationalization agenda that builds upon the distinctive qualities that make Warwick a pioneer in the field of global education and our presence in Europe, and indeed in Venice in particular, is a key component of that agenda. The University has had a presence in Venice for over forty years, and our Venice courses for undergraduates and postgraduates remain unique among UK institutions. The Warwick in Venice programme has its base at the Palazzo Pesaro-Papafava and is the ideal location for our 50th anniversary event.
There will be two streams of activity held over the two days. An Academic Symposium bringing together experts in a range of fields, ranging from the Humanities, to the Sciences and Social Science, to discuss the history of the city and the challenges which face today’s urban spaces and an exciting series of events for Warwick Alumni. Drawing both of these programmes together will be a Vice-Chancellor's Distinguished Lecture delivered by the UK Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change Sir David King.