Conversations on Europe: "Creating Europe Through the Built Environment"

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For the second installment of Conversations on Europe for Spring 2021, join us and the University of Pittsburgh for an interactive virtual roundtable discussion on "Creating Europe Through the Built Environment."

In this second installment of our 'Creating Europe through' series, the focus will be on the built environment. Our panelists will discuss the following: How does the architecture of EU institutional buildings reflect or express European ideas or identity? Does EU funding for infrastructure projects throughout Europe promote a European identity among EU citizens? And how does the EU work to integrate buildings into the circular economy and create a greener Europe?


ImageCarola Hein,Professor and Head, History of Architecture and Urban Planning - Department of Architecture, Delft Technical University, Netherlands

ImageElma Durmisevic, Head of the 4D Architects office in Amsterdam; and Research associate at the Deflt’s University of Technology, Netherlands

ImageJohn Bachtler, Professor of European Policy Studies and a Director of the European Policies Research Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow


ImageChristopher Drew Armstrong, Director of Architectural Studies and Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh

► This event is free but you need to RSVP at and here


  • If you are an FIU student, you must check that you are a Non-Pitt Undergraduate or a Non-Pitt Graduate Students (as relevant) under the affiliation.
  • If you are an FIU faculty member, please check Non-Pitt Faculty under the affiliation.

► For any further information, please contact Christine I. Caly-Sanchez

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This event is organized and hosted by the European Studies Center, a Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh

Co-sponsored by Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at Florida International University ● Jean Monnet Center at the University of Florida ● UCIS - European Union Center at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign ● This event is part of the #JMintheUS event series, an initiative of Jean Monnet Centers in the U.S.