Tue, Jan 17|
Meet the author: Roger Mummert (in English)
Join us for a discussion with writer and photographer Roger Mummert, as he presents Paris: A City of Ideas, exploring the chronology and synthesis of ideas that have transformed the medieval city of Paris into the modern city of today.
Time & Location
Jan 17, 2023, 12:00 PM – Jan 18, 2023, 12:00 PM
About the Event
Join us for a discussion with writer and photographer Roger Mummert, as he presents Paris: A City of Ideas, exploring the chronology and synthesis of ideas that have transformed the medieval city of Paris into the modern city of today. Looking back over the past four centuries, we experience the power of the ideas, narratives and myths that are etched into the urban landscape. While rooted in antiquity, these ideas of democracy and social equality, the Enlightenment and Bohemianism, piety and secularity, the emergence of public spaces and the preservation of the environment continue to fuel passionate debate in Paris today.
This premier session will focus on the fact that Paris is a city where ideas flourish. These ideas coalesce into narratives, allegories and stories that form a neural network of the living city. Through ideas, one can walk the city’s streets, as did Baudelaire the flâneur, and slip through time to experience the many layers of the city’s history and identity. We look at the city in terms of ideology, text and time.
Roger Mummert is a writer and photographer whose writing on culture and travel has been published in the New York Times and elsewhere. He is the creator of http://www.theparisproject.net an experiential resource for appreciating Paris as a city of ideas.
This event organized by the Federation of the Alliances Francaises will be on Zoom in English
Free for all Alliance Française members,
Non-members can purchase tickets ($10).