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The Politics of Public Space in Costa Rica Discussed at HWS

GENEVA, N.Y.—”On the Plaza: The Politics of Public Space and Culture” will be presented by Setha M. Low at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, in the Sanford Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus. Low, a professor of environmental psychology and anthropology, is director of the Public Space Research Group at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her lecture will focus on the cultural politics of space in urban Costa Rica.

Low is the recipient of the 2000-2001 Robert Textor Family Award for Excellence in anticipatory anthropology, and author of 10 books including Cultural Spaces, Theorizing the City: The New Anthropology Reader, Children of the Urban Poor, and Housing Culture and Design, as well as numerous articles. She is a former president of the Society for Urban National and Transnational Anthropology. Her research has taken her to Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Venezuela, Japan, Spain, France, and Italy, as well as various places in the United States.

This discussion is free and open to the public.

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