GoMA Talks is a series of panel discussions at the Gallery of Modern Art as part of the ’21st Century: Art in the First Decade’ exhibition. Each event engages with specific issues that have defined the first decade of the 21st Century with a range of panellists, including presenters from ABC Radio National and visiting guests from a range of fields and disciplines.
Watch the webcast from the second GoMA Talks presented on Thursday 4 March 2011.
GoMA TALKS Places | What makes up a 21st century city and are there any boundaries?
Hosted by Alan Saunders, By Design with panellists Lawrence English, Michael Keniger, Meg Mundell and Angela Ndalianis
The 21st century has seen the rise of the city in unprecedented ways. In 2008, the world’s population reached an extraordinary milestone, with more people across the world living in cities and towns than ever before. The 21st century has given rise to rapid expansion, ‘urban sprawl’, and the architectural innovations of cities such as Dubai, while others have confronted the task of rebuilding after major trauma. How is our notion of place affected by these and other issues growing out of the city in the 21st century?