Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC): The City and the Words

“The City and the Words” program, dependent on the UC Doctorate in Architecture and Urban Studies , which was created with the aim of deepening and densifying cultural reflection on the city, enriching the view of the city ​​and territory through its representation in literature and film. The program has been very well received by academia, the public, and the media; We have had numerous and distinguished guests of international relevance, -writers and filmmakers-, who have given prominence to the program. It should be noted that among the guests we have had three Nobel Prize for Literature .

“The program ” The City and the Words”, dependent on the Doctorate in Architecture and Urban Studies UC, was created with the aim of deepening and densifying the cultural reflection on the city, enriching the view of the city and the territory through its representation in literature and cinema”.- Rector Ignacio Sánchez.

The cycle “The City and the Words” has become a key space in interdisciplinary development. Thus, reflection on topics related to architecture, the city, the landscape, the inhabitants and the territory is addressed, in order to try to understand the problems of our society. On the other hand, from literature and cinema, we are linked with different perspectives on the city and the forms of life that develop in it. The literary stories take place in spaces according to the nationality of the author, which in addition to the literary value of the text offers us an approach to different urban contexts and interesting cultures.

“Based on literature and cinema, we connect with different perspectives on the city and the forms of life that take place in it. Literary stories take place in spaces according to the nationality of the author, which, in addition to the literary value of the text, offers an approach to different urban contexts and interesting cultures”.- Rector Ignacio Sánchez.

It is important to thank those who have supported and trusted this initiative, making its development possible. The newspaper La Tercera deserves a special mention for its support and commitment. With the continuous support of the community, we hope to have the “La Ciudad y Las Palabras” program for many more years as a contribution to culture and society”.

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