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Defining Cultural Space in the Markets of Paris

October 4, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


AIABaltimore is proud to present “Defining Cultural Space in the Markets of Paris”: an exploration of ethnicity, demography and form by Fereshteh Oreizi-Esfahani. Using field sketching, urban analysis, photography and film, Ms. Oreizi-Esfahani will share her observation of three Parisian markets: Marche’ de Les Enfants Rouge, Marche’ de Beauvau at Place d’ Alegri and Place des Olympiades.

The evening will begin with a short introduction of the AIABaltimore Research and Travel Scholarship application process and requirements for 2016 submissions, a presentation by Ms. Oreizi-Esfahani and a gallery show. Students interested in applying for the scholarship are strongly encouraged to attend.

Architecture and Urban Form: Defining Cultural Space in the Markets of Paris, France

Architecture and urban form are constructs of human society that frame and reflect their needs and desires. In our continually globalizing world, the impact of culture on space is becoming ever more important. France, like the United States, is a country that has an extremely diverse population. Unlike other nations, it has aimed to keep the unity of its country through the emphasis of cohesiveness and consistency between its many communities. Markets, in particular, have played a significant role in cultural expression by embracing the fundamental elements of culture—food, clothing, commercial and social interaction. By studying three ethnically dominated markets in Paris—Marche d’Aligre, Les Olympiades, and Marche des Enfants Rouge—we can begin to grasp the relationship between culture and space. By identifying a relationship between public space and culture, we can understand how architecture has helped foreign communities to assimilate into their environment and introduce their cultures to their hosts.


October 4, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Center for the Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies
Baltimore, MD 21214 United States