The book, The Journey of Utopia: The Story of the First American-style Campus in Europe, will be discussed with the author, Pablo Campos, and John Brademas, president emeritus of New York University, on Thursday, March 30, at 4 p.m., at NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, located at 53 Washington Square South. The event is free and open to the public; for further information call 212.998.3650 or visit www.nyu.edu/kjc.
Campos has spent 14 years researching physical spaces of universities all over the world, with a focus on the links between the university and the city. As a campus planner, he has worked for the Universities of Madrid, Cartagena, La Rioja, and Estepona. He is also the author of The University in Spain: History, Urbanism, and Architecture, and his book The Journey of Utopia was awarded the International Architecture Award Premio Vitruvio in the category of “academic studies” in 2002, as well as the XVII Architecture, Urbanism, and Public Works Award - Municipality of Madrid. His new book is entitled 75 Years of the University-City.
This event is part of a series at the Center which focuses on new architecture in Spain.