"City of God / Towns for Humans"
The John Cardinal Cody Chair of Theology will host a two-day conference titled "City of God / Towns for Humans" at Loyola's Lake Shore Campus in Coffey Hall - McCormick Lounge on April 25 and 26. This conference is being co-sponsored by Laboratory of Research on the City of the Istituto di Studi Superiori of the Università di Bologna. The objective of the Laboratory of Research on the City is to trace in an interdisciplinary perspective how the contemporary city is changing, and, by extension, in a wider international context, to enable an investigation into the relationship between the practices that take place in the city, the way these projects are expressed, the descriptions and accompanying texts, as well as images and other semiotic artefacts that describe these projects.
"City of God / Towns for Humans" will feature acclaimed architect Joseph Rykwert and the Boston Globe columnist James Carroll. Both will give lectures on Thursday afternoon, April 25. Profs. John McCarthy and Edmondo Lupieri of Loyola University Chicago will be joined by Prof. Raffaele Milani of the Università di Bologna on Friday morning, April 26.
The Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago is generously supporting "City of God / Towns for Humans" and will also be hosting its own program on Friday evening, April 26, at 6:00 p.m. titled "Italian Design Between Aesthetics and Identity Workshop."