Dislocating Urban Studies series is open for registration.

Dislocating Urban Studies: Rethinking Theory, Shifting Practice is a series of digital workshops organized by the IUR in collaboration with the University of Helsinki.

The speakers on the series will engage in a critical dialogue about empirical, methodological, and theoretical work that expands the boundaries of urban studies. The aim is to explore different starting points or strategies that contribute to dislocating the center of the field.

The discussions will be held in four workshops:

  • Workshop 1: Engage with forgotten or little-known anti-colonial and anti-capitalist urban concepts or theorists / 18-19 February 2021
  • Workshop 2: Learn from empirical cases from “off the map” of urban studies / 18-19 March 2021
  • Workshop 3: Explore methodological approaches that allow for research in understudied geographies and contribute to a global comparative urbanism /
    15-16 April 2021
  • Workshop 4: Challenge, revisit or rethink the usefulness of key concepts in the field (e.g. financialisation, gentrification, displacement, neoliberal urbanism, right to the city) / 17-18 May 2021

Confirmed discussants include: Matthias Bernt, Hana Cervinkova, Kanishka Goonewardena, Thomas Maloutas, Miguel A. Martínez, Anja Nygren, Sujata Patel, Piro Rexhepi, Jennifer Robinson, Hyun Bang Shin, AbdouMaliq Simone, Marcelo Lopes de Souza, Monika Streule, Ola Söderström, Elena Trubina, and Tanja Winkler. 

You can go to dislocatingurbanstudies.com for more information about the program and speakers.

Don’t forget to register to participate.