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Ids Lecture Series

Jan 10-Mar 21 – IDS Lecture Series

Location, Location, Location.
Interdisciplinary Studies and Dunbar Community Centre Association Lecture Series

Thursday, 7:30 pm­–9:00 pm
January 10–March 21, 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.

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.

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
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 

Learn more.

Department of Interdisciplinary Studies 

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