A lecture/workshop/course—04479: Power & Place: Culture and Conflict in the Built Environment—is being offered in Spring 2016 as part of the MDes Critical Conservation program at the Graduate School of Design to study and analyze the processes and expressions of power in the built North American environment. The goal is to foster an understanding of urban ethics and an awareness of the political uses of history and identity in North America, issues that are applicable to different parts of the built world. A series of conversations with noted scholars will support the inquiry of group research projects examining three cities where the history of cultural conflict and the spatial patterns of exclusion aimed expressed in racial, ethnic, economic and religious frames have left an indelible imprint on the character of the city.
Lior Strahilevitz, J.D.
Lior J. Strahilevitz is the Sidney Austin Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law Lior J. Strahilevitz is the Sidney Austin Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School. He is the author of Information and Exclusion (Yale University Press 2011) and is a coauthor of the leading Property law text book in the United States, which is now in its eighth edition. Strahilevitz writes about property and land use law, as well as privacy law, law and technology, contracts, and criminal procedure. He graduated with highest honors from the University of California Berkeley and earned his JD from Yale Law School, where he served as Executive Editor of the Yale Law Journal. After graduation, Strahilevitz practiced land use law in Seattle. He is a member of the American Law Institute and is an Adviser to the Institute’s Data Privacy Project.
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