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Reading and writing the city in relation to the politics of today

When: Thursday, 09 March 2017 - Thursday, 09 March 2017
Where: Braamfontein Campus East
Humanities Graduate Centre Seminar Room, South West Engineering Building, Braamfontein Campus East
Start time:10:00

A panel discussion hosted by the Wits City Institute.

This event takes place during Professor Ayse Caglar's visit to Wits University. Caglar is from the University of Vienna and a graduate of universities in Istanbul, Montréal and Berlin, and has worked in those cities as well as in Budapest. Her work focuses on migration to European cities and comparative exploration of the situation of migrants, particularly women, in such cities.

Her interests include writing the city in relation to its contemporary population changes. The panel will address changing and developing ways of reading and writing the city in relation to contemporary political developments. These include elections of populist governments in many countries, a rise in xenophobia and actions against migration.

Panellists include:  

  • Professor Ayse Caglar (University of Vienna and Wits City Institute Mellon Visiting Fellow)
  • Jonathan Cane (Post - doctoral fellow, Wits City Institute)
  • Dr Mpho Matsipa (Researcher, Wits City Institute)
  • Professor Alan Mabin (Emeritus Professor, Wits University)
  • Chaired by Professor Noëleen Murray (Director Wits City Institute + A.W. Mellon Foundation Chair in Critical Architecture and Urbanism)
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