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Presentation on Design of Ancient Cities in the 21st Century

March 25 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Presented by Northshore Home, Institute of Classical Architecture

and Art New England Chapter, and WGBH Boston

In Partnership with Dan Gordon Landscape Architects, Benjamin Nutter Architects,

Dover Rug, and Howell Custom Building Group

At the WGBH Studios, One Guest Street, Brighton, MA 02135

Yawkey Atrium/Theater, Calderwood Studio, and Fraser Performance Studio

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Archaeologist, professor, and host of PBS’s Ancient Invisible Cities, Darius Arya will give a presentation on how ancient cities, such as Rome, Venice, and Boston, thrive in the 21st century while coping with issues such as growth, climate change, tourism, traffic, and more.  The program will be followed by a Q and A session with NPR reporter Arun Rath.

Darius Arya

Archaeologist, pro­fes­sor, doc­u­men­tary host, Dar­ius Arya is just as com­fort­able in front of the prover­bial blackboard as he is in front of the cam­era and in the trenches. Darius grew up in Huntington, West Virginia. In 1989 he graduated from the Phillips Exeter Academy, New Hampshire, before going on to study further at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating in 1993. He also studied in Rome, Italy, as part of the ICCS Research Master’s degree, in 2002 earning Ph.D from the University of Texas at Austin, Darius is also a Ful­bright Scholar and Amer­i­can Acad­emy of Rome fel­low and throughout his career has taught in the United States and in Italy and has directed various archaeological excavations including projects at the Roman Forum in Rome and at Ostia Antica. Darius currently lives with his family in Rome where in 2002 he has served since as Executive Director of the American Institute for Roman Culture, a non-profit organization that works to promote and defend Rome’s cultural heritage through educational programs, projects, public outreach, conservation, video, and social media.

Arun Rath

Over his career, Rath has distinguished himself in public media as a reporter, producer and editor, including time as a senior reporter for the PBS series Frontline and The World on WGBH Boston. He began his journalism career as an NPR intern at an NPR call­-in program called Talk of the Nation, eventually joining the staff and becoming the show's director after working on several NPR News programs. He is based in the WGBH newsroom and his time is divided between filing national stories for NPR and local stories for WGBH News. In this role, Rath's reporting beat covers the science of learning, exploring how the brain functions.