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The Future of Europe, Robert Hughes, Peter Zumthor, Zoe Norridge

Presented by Philip Dodd. With a debate on the future of Europe, Robert Hughes's cultural history of Rome, architect Peter Zumthor's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, and Zoe Norridge.

Robert Hughes talks to Philip Dodd about his new book 'Rome : A Cultural History,' a personal journey beginning with the 20 year old Hughes' arrival in Rome in 1958 and a subsequent lifelong exploration of the physical, political, social and artistic evolution of the city. And we hear from more of Radio 3's New Generation Thinkers, the next generation of public thinkers.aThe streets of Athens explode, the markets wait to pounce, Chinese premier Wen Jiabao is in talks with Angela Merkel in Berlin - is there anything left of the European idea? Professor Gwyn Prins of the European Institute of the London School of Economics, Fadi Hakura of Chatham House, Jonas Parello-Plesner of the European Council of Foreign Relations and Professor Murray Pittock of Glasgow University discuss possible futures for Europe at this moment of crisis.

The Art Critic Robert Hughes talks to Philip Dodd about his new book 'Rome : A Cultural History,' a personal journey beginning with the 20 year old Hughes' arrival in Rome in 1958 and a subsequent lifelong exploration of the physical, political, social and artistic evolution of the city.

The world renowned Swiss architect Peter Zumthor talks about his new design for this year's Serpentine Gallery Summer Pavilion . Tactile, sensory and minimalist are words that have been used to describe his prize winning creations such as the Vals Spa built over the thermal springs of the Graubundon Canton in Switzerland

And we hear from more of Radio 3's New Generation Thinkers, the next generation of public thinkers. Zoe Norridge is a Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature at the University of York. She is currently exploring cultural responses to genocide memorial sites in Rwanda and she has published articles about conflict literature from Zimbabwe, South Africa and Papua New Guinea.

That's Night Waves presented this evening by Philip Dodd.

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