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The Ground beneath Our Feet: Building, Living, and Thinking Underground (Updated 11/11/11)

9:00 am – 6:00 pm, Friday, November 11 (2011), Battelle-Tompkins Atrium

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LOCATION CHANGE: Please note that all conference events will be held in the AU Museum at the Katzen Arts Center.

Organized in conjunction with the AU Museum exhibition Wayne Barrar: An Expanding Subterra and featuring Daniel Esser, Lindsey Green-Simms, Despina Kakoudaki, Michael Ravenscroft, and Maxwell Uphaus, this one-day conference includes panels on space, history, and infrastructure in Africa, England, and North America.

Panel discussion:

In the exhibition space with photographer Wayne Barrar and David L. Pike, author of Subterranean Cities and Metropolis on the Styx.


Talks by:

Matthew Coolidge
Founder/Director of the Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI), Culver City, CA

Bruce Robbins
Columbia University
Author of Upward Mobility and the Common Good; Secular Vocations; and The Servant's Hand:
English Fiction from Below


Rosalind Williams
MIT
Author of Notes on the Underground; Retooling: A Historian Confronts Technological Change; and Dream Worlds

Free and open to the public. See also:
David Pike Researches Modern Urban Underworlds
Conference Flyer

Type:
Conference
Host:
Literature Department
Co-host:
American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center