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Conference on Nicosia as a divided city

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From: "HR-Net News Distribution Manager" <dist@hri.org>

Originally From: Marina Gavriel <marina.gavriel@MCI2000.com>

THE ONASSIS PROGRAM IN HELLENIC STUDIES AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
in collaboration with
THE DEAN FOR THE HUMANITIES, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
and
INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR ADVANCED STUDIES (ICAS)
PROJECT ON CITIES AND URBAN KNOWLEDGES
present
NICOSIA -- DIVIDED CITY
(April 23-24-25)

This conference will examine the effects of partition on the capital city of Cyprus, Nicosia, and on the lives of its Greek and Turkish Cypriot residents since 1974. Topics: transformations in urban space and architecture; island resource management; movements of population; the influx of immigrants into the city; new uses of social space; changing concepts of center and margin. Also, a discussion of the impact of a bicommunal cooperative project known as "the Master Plan," with its Greek and Turkish Cypriot devisers and participants.

Lellos Demetriades
Mustafa Akinci
Ertan Oztek (urban planner)
Agni Petridou (architect)
Gary Gumpert (Emeritus, Queen's College)
Peter Hocknell (University of Durham)
Adonis Florides (film director)
Sevina Zessimou (Limassol Representative, Union of Architects, Cyprus)
Susan Drucker (Hofstra University)
Yiannis Papadakis (University of Cyprus)
Vangelis Calotychos (New York University)

THURSDAY, APRIL 23RD (Screening Room, Juan Carlos I Center, 53 Washington Square South, NY 10003, at NYU)
9.00 a.m. Registration & 9.30 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
SESSION 1: 10 a.m. - The Green Line (slide presentation and analysis)
SESSION 2: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. "The Master Plan for Nicosia"
(A)11-12.30 Technical Analysis of the Plan: Its Aims, Development, Implementation
(B) 1.00 - 2.45 Political Dimensions: Retrospective and Prospective Commentary

FRIDAY, 24TH APRIL (Screening Room, Ground Floor, Juan Carlos I Center)
SESSION 3: 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. Urban & Social Transformations
SESSION 4 (Room 324, Juan Carlos I Center)
4.15 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. Roundtable Discussion: Prospects for Nicosia, for Cyprus.

SATURDAY, APRIL 25TH (CASA ITALIANA ZERRILLI MARIMO, 24 W. 12TH) 4. 30 p.m.
"Espresso" by Adonis Florides & Theodoros Nicolaides (25 min. film short)

&
"A Master Plan for Nicosia: The World's Last Divided City" (30 min. documentary) &
A Discussion with Adonis Florides, Mustafa Akinci & Lellos Demetriades

Conference Coordinators: Vangelis Calotychos (NYU) & Yiannis Papadakis (University of Cyprus)


REGISTRATION: (pre-registration advised)

NYU faculty & students, members of ICAS...FREE; Others....$10; On-site $15.

Please send all registration fees to
Nicosia Project, 58 West 10th Street, NY, NY 10011.

Checks made payable to New York University.

Information: 212 998 3990.


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