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DOCUMENTARY + PANEL DISCUSSION / URBAN PLANNING IN OXFORD - WED 21 JUN

Posted: Wed 31 May

DOCUMENTARY + PANEL DISCUSSION / URBAN PLANNING IN OXFORD - WED 21 JUN

On Wednesday 21 June, we’re showing a one-off screening of recent documentary release Citizen Jane: Battle for the City. The film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring local experts talking about how the themes in the documentary relate to issues for our own city — both past and present.

The panel is made up of four women who will approach the issues raised in the film from four different perspectives. Dr Sue Brownill, an urban policy expert at Oxford Brookes University, will chair the discussion and will be joined by: Dr Annie Skinner, local historian and author of ‘Cowley Road: a History’; Dr Igea Troiani, Senior Lecturer in Architecture at Oxford Brookes; and Rachel Barbaresi, an artist with interest the social aspects of urban space and whose work is currently on show at Modern Art Oxford’s Future Knowledge exhibition.

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City is about the radical activist Jane Jacobs who fought to stop despotic city planner Robert Moses from running roughshod over New York City in the 1960s. The film retraces the battles for the city as urbanisation moves to the front of the global agenda and examines the city of today though the lens of one of its greatest champions.

Press acclaim for Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

'A beautifully organized documentary (befitting its subject, urban planning), Matt Tyrnauer’s elegant profile sets up its iconic NYC showdown along geometric lines.' ★★★★ Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out



'As the world's urban population grows by more than one million every week, so does the resonance of this documentary.' ★★★★ Kate Muir, The Times


Doors open at 5.45pm, the film begins at 6.15pm and the panel discussion will take place between 7.45—8.30pm.

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