Date: Mar 28, 2019
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Phone: 604.323.5481
Location: Dunbar Community Centre - 4747 Dunbar St., Vancouver

Please note that February 14th's installment has been rescheduled to March 28.

Interdisciplinary Studies and Dunbar Community Centre Association Lecture Series
Thursday, 7:30 pm­–9:00 pm
January 10–March 28, 2019

The modern real estate mantra, “location, location, location,” names an idea that has long dictated where we choose to settle: as individuals, as communities, and as nations. These lectures will explore the important role our surroundings have on the way we interact with and understand the world around us.

March 28 (rescheduled from February 14) 
Utopia in the big apple: is it possible? (two novels set in NYC) 
Stefan Haag 


Dunbar Community Centre
4747 Dunbar St., Vancouver


  • General: $5 per lecture or $50 for the series.
  • Students (with student ID): $2.50 per lecture or $25 for the series.

To register, visit the registration site, phone 604.222.6060 or visit the Dunbar Community Centre in person. Students must register by phone or in person. Advance registration recommended. Limited supply of tickets available at door.

Light refreshments provided.

Full schedule
All speakers are Langara College faculty members.

January 10 
A volcano in the backyard affects resale value: Pompeii & Herculaneum 
Jennifer Knapp 

January 17 
Camelot: a cautionary tale of unreal estate 
Jessica Hemming 

January 24 
Istanbul, not constantinople: why did constantinople get the works? 
Niall Christie 

January 31 
Rooms for rent: unpacking the houses of Edgar Allan Poe 
Erin Robb 

February 7 
From a ‘city in crisis’ to the city of light: urban transformation in nineteenth-century Paris 
Paisley Mann 

February 14 - Rescheduled to March 28
Utopia in the big apple: is it possible? (two novels set in NYC) 
Stefan Haag 

February 21 
Ottoman Athens and Mussolini’s Rome: using historic monuments to promote nationalist ideologies 
Jennifer Knapp 

Februrary 28 
No better place: utopias from more to the internet 
Lealle Ruhl 

March 7 
The frontier: on the edge of utopia and dystopia in the cold war 
Craig Keating 

March 14 
The dying of the light: geographies of Nordic noir 
Kina Cavicchioli 

March 21 
Community, society and the individual: where to from here? 
Colin Mills 


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