Lecture Series by the University of Basel- Critical Urbanisms: Current Debates

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The Department of Social Science of the University of Basel offers an engaging lecture series titled Critical Urbanisms: Current Debates.

” The course exposes students to schools of thought and concrete interventions that redefine understandings of urban lifeworlds in the twenty-first century. The lecture series will explore the dynamics that shape cities and how cities, in turn, impact the course of locally situated and global phenomena. Guest lecturers hail from a range of disciplines and fields in the social sciences, including urban and regional planning, geography, political theory, art and activism, and architectural research.”

The first lecture titled “Design x Intersectional Feminism” is next Monday, Oct 18 at 05:00 PM, and features Yvonne Riaño and Maya Ober’s contributions on design, intersectional feminism, and activism, influencing and reframing urban understandings in the twenty-first century.

The following lectures are:

Nov 1, 2021 05:00 PM
Lectures & Panel: Asylum x Geographies
Speakers: Sarah Lopez & Romola Sanyal.

Nov 15, 2021 05:00 PM
Lectures & Panel: City Activism x Climate Change.
Speakers: Ihnji Jon & Yasmeen Lari.

Nov 29, 2021 05:00 PM
Lectures & Panel: Black x Urbanism
Speakers: Sabine Mohamed & Njoki Ngumi.

Registration to the series is free, and lectures will be on Zoom. You can visit the event website for more information and the registration link.