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URI Year of the Urbanscape

The University of Rhode Island Feinstein Providence campus is celebrating its urban mission throughout the academic year. From now through May 2013, the campus will offer art exhibits, like the current ‘Architectural Treasures of Providence,’ along with community forums, lectures, and informal activities. Programs include:

  • September 24: Why Cities? Keynote Address and Interview with Edward Glaeser, Ph.D., moderated by Marc Levitt. (Download the poster)
  • September 4-28: Architectural Treasures of Providence (including Gallery Night reception and special guided downtown walking tour on September 20th).
  • September 27-30: Providence Latin American Film Festival.
  • October 1-31: Knowledge is Power, Urban Arts & Culture Gallery, exploring the industrial past and opportunities for future economic growth (with a Gallery Night reception on October 18th).  
  • October 19-20, 7:30 pm; October 21, 2 pm. The Mill Project by LaVoce Theatre, stories fromRhode Island’s Industrial Revolution.
  • October 22: Urban Environments Today: How Are We Experiencing Them, and Who Is the ‘We’? Community forum moderated by Marc Levitt.
  • November 5-December 26: Our Global Community: A Mosaic of Diversity and Unity (Urban Arts & Culture Gallery), featuring stories of people who’ve come to Providence and their struggles to maintain their culture while integrating into the community. Gallery Night reception on November 15th.
  • November 5: Where Are the Jobs, What Kind Are They and Who Are They For? Community forum moderated by Marc Levitt.
  • November 8: Triple Decker, a performance about the lives of three diverse immigrant families in Providence.

Download an Urban Arts & Culture program flyer, read the program descriptions or visit the website for more info.