MOSAIC: Utopia…Imagine a Perfect City

Event time: 
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Whitney Humanities Center See map
53 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

**Rescheduled from March**
Imagine that you could build a new city from scratch: Where would it be located? What jobs would have to be done to keep it running? Would the city provide food? How would it acquire resources? Would the city have soldiers? Money? What would children have to learn in school? Would the city support artists and poets? Can you ensure that your city is a fair one? Could your city make its people happy? When we allow ourselves to indulge in this thought experiment, we’ll be joining a tradition that philosophers and writers began thousands of years ago. We’ll put ourselves in conversation with Plato, Aristotle, Francis Bacon, Thomas More, Ursula Le Guin and others. And we’ll find that even with a blank slate, designing a perfect city may not be as easy as it seems.

Join Yale Professor Bryan Garsten, graduate students, and Citizens-Thinkers-Writers fellows for a morning of engaging thought and discussion.

10:00 - 11:00 Workshop for students in grades 8 - 12

11:00 - 12:00 Lecture OPEN TO ALL!

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*11th Grade New Haven Public High School Students are invited to a Citizens-Thinkers-Writers lunch following the lecture