Urban Uprising! Re-imagining the City – conference in New York

Further details here – via Experimental Geographies.

In the wake of the 2008 explosion of the current economic crisis, more and more people are actively fighting to restore what they’ve lost. Not since the ‘60s have so many people across the globe taken to the streets to demand a more just and democratic society, access to housing, health care, education, food, jobs, a clean and safe environment and lives free from police violence. Most of these uprisings are rooted in the urban landscape. Many of their demands imply a major transformation in the way our cities work. During this amazing moment of crisis and mobilization, it’s important that we ask ourselves: What kind of city do we want to see?

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2 Responses to Urban Uprising! Re-imagining the City – conference in New York

  1. Reblogged this on the anthropo.scene and commented:
    This looks really interesting!

  2. Chris Wilbert says:

    Though perhaps this is forgetting a little the huge forms of activism and street demonstrations of the late 1990s and early 2000s? These were not just in the ‘west’, but were to be found in many cities against Structural adjustment enforced measures and more.

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