Every Revolution has its Space: from Occupying Squares to Transforming Cities?

OpenSpace is pleased to announce this Leverhulme Visiting Professorship event at The University of Manchester:

“Every Revolution has its Space: from Occupying Squares to Transforming Cities?”

Presentations by:

Erik Swyngedouw, Professor of Geography, University of Manchester

Andy Merrifield, Leverhulme Visiting Professor, Department of Geography, University of Manchester

Neil Smith, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Geography, CUNY Graduate Center, New York

Date:   25th April

Venue: Cordingley Lecture Theatre, Humanities Bridgeford Street building, Oxford Road, University of Manchester (http://bit.ly/HQiOeE)

Time: 4-6.30 pm

All welcome, no registration necessary.

This event is organised by:

OpenSpace:  An interdisciplinary forum for doctoral and postdoctoral research supporting dialogue on cities and beyond, initiated by PhD researchers in the Department of Geography

And is supported by:

The Leverhulme Trust: Visiting Professorships

The University of Manchester Cities Initiative (cities@manchester):


The Urban Transformations Research Group, Department of Geography, University of Manchester

For further information, please contact joanna.tantanasi@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

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5 Responses to Every Revolution has its Space: from Occupying Squares to Transforming Cities?

  1. izzykoksal says:

    This looks great. I’m not sure I’ll be able to make it up from London though. Will the lecture be video recorded?

  2. Siddhartha says:

    As you know most of the communities (such as Bengali) in this sub-continent(Indian) are covered by ‘Culture of Poverty’ (Oscar Lewis), irrespective of class or economic strata, lives in pavement or apartment. Nobody seriously condemn or ashamed of the deep-rooted corruption, decaying general quality of life, worst Politico-governance, bad work place, weak mother language, continuous consumption of common social space (mental as well as physical, both). We are becoming fathers & mothers only by self-procreation, mindlessly & blindfold(supported by some lame excuses). Simply depriving their(the children) fundamental rights of a decent & caring society, fearless & dignified living. Pushing persons for a nasty survival, indulge the entire community to go perish. Do not ever look for any other positive alternative values to perform human way of parenthood, i.e. deliberately stop giving birth to any child him/herself till the society improves up to the mark, co-parenting children those are born out of extreme poverty, instead. All of us are driven only by the very animal instinct. If the Bengali people ever desires genuine freedom from vicious cycle of poverty, need to involve themselves in ‘Production of Space’(Henri Lefebvre), an intense attachment with the society at large to overcome inherent ‘hopeless’ mindset, decent Politics would certainly come up. – SB, 16/4, Girish Banerjee Lane, Howrah -711101, India.

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