Our group traces the transformation of cities and urban societies from a socio-cultural perspective: We explore urban space as an arena for the construction of social relations and divisions; we document how people navigate urban space, negotiate difference and shape possibilities; and we examine how such negotiations are patterned by socio-spatial divisions, politico-economic relations and power at multiple scales. In particular, the social and cultural geography group develops research on urban marginalization, global socio-spatial inequalities and possibilities for urban change. We incorporate different theoretical perspectives including postcolonial approaches, critical urban theories and feminist thought to explore case studies across the global North and South.
Inhabiting Radical Housing
The global fight for housing and the production of knowledge around it: an event organized by urban publics Zürich (upZ) on Wednesday, 11 May 2022.
Upcoming Symposium on Biennials 19-20 May
The symposium “In Light of Crisis: The Fraught Significations of Contemporary Biennials” proposes an intensive exchange about how to understand art and architecture biennials through the lens of ...
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Book Launch: Housing in the Margins
Informality and housing precarity: Urban perspectives across North-South. A Book Launch of Hanna Hilbrandt's Housing in the Margins (Wiley).