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"Hypergreen" Author Jacques Ferrier

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"Hypergreen" Author Jacques Ferrier

Jacques Ferrier


A talk at the Alliance Française with Jacques Ferrier, author of Hypergreen and champion of architecture for a sustainable society. His optimistic and humanist vision of the future city is expressed through the French Pavilion for the Shanghai World Exhibition 2010 using the theme of the “Sensual City”. Brian Lee, from the architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, introduces Ferrier.

This program is possible thanks to the Alliance Française de Washington D.C., the Cultural Services of the French Consulate in Chicago, and the Jean Bodfish Brown Fund. This event is in English.

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Recorded Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at Alliance Francaise.

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