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External Event: Urban Activism Conference

September 12, 2019 - September 14, 2019

“Urban Activism: Staking Claims in the 21st Century City,” a student-organized conference at Harvard University, will connect scholars in various fields such as anthropologists, historians, economists, planners, geographers, and critical urbanists with activists working on housing rights and the right to urban identity and the city more generally.

Participants will discuss challenges and possibilities concerning a number of theoretical, methodological, and practical questions, including: How do we take account of and assess everyday practices? What constitutes the archive and evidence? How shall communities and activists be involved in the production of knowledge and applied research? What possibilities are there to disseminate the knowledge produced? Beyond pointing to contradictions, can scholarship suggest political solutions? Who are the agents of this story? How does ideology make its way into research and action? Can we think beyond the framework of structure and agency? What is the relationship between the state and the market in displacement processes? What is the appropriate scale of analysis?

This conference will take place from September 12th through September 14th. For more information, visit the event page.


September 12, 2019
September 14, 2019


Harvard University, Barker Center, Thompson Room
12 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA United States
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