Remember the media frenzy over French race riots in 2005? The social conditions of France's diverse and oftentimes disadvantaged suburban communities have made them infamous for civil unrest, and will be the focus of this weekend-long scholarly soiree. Additional attention will be paid to civil issues facing Atlanta's own suburbs. From the College of Architecture's release about the two-day event:
As sites of significant immigrant and first-generation communities, these landscapes offer important insights into the cultural, social, and economic change occurring in France and the United States today. While the banlieues in Paris continue to receive fevered attention, the demographic transformations of the Atlanta metropolitan region over the last twenty years have not been given the attention they merit.
The event, which is part of the 2nd annual France-Atlanta series, features architects, artists, politicians and professors that include French-Algerian filmmaker Yamina Benguiguiand and Pierre Cohen, Mayor of Toulouse. The flyer contains a full schedule, and can be viewed here.
It's all free and open to the public, so go out and get educated.
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