Urban sociologist Saskia Sassen joins 2018 Housing Futures forum line-up

Internationally renowned Dutch-American sociologist, writer and academic Saskia Sassen will deliver a keynote address as part of the 2018 Housing Futures forum, which will take place at the Eternity Playhouse in Sydney on 27 July.

Sassen is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University and a Member of its Committee on Global Thought. A prolific writer, thinker and speaker, Sassen is an authority on urban sociology, and has been a contributor to the evolving discourse around globalization, transnationalism and the idea of the “global city” (a term she is credited to have originated).

The 2018 Housing Futures forum aims to open up a conversation about new trajectories in residential architecture.

The forum will speculate on the ways that architects, designers, planners, developers and policymakers can help meet the demands of today and create the cities of our future.

Sassen completes a line-up of keynote speakers, which also includes Go Hasegawa (Go Hasegawa and Associates), Alison Von Glinow (principal, Kwong Von Glinow Design Office) and Angelo Candalepas (Candalepas Associates). Jacqui Alexander (Monash Art Design and Architecture and director, Alexander Sheridan Architecture) and Andy Fergus (urban designer, Nightingale) will be presenting case studies.

Sassen will also be appearing at the 2018 Living Cities Forum in Melbourne, presented by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation, on Thursday 26 July.

Read Katherine Sundermann’s review of the 2017 forum here.

Tickets are on sale now. Early bird tickets close on 31 May.

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