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Lecture Series 'Space - Society - Economy'

In and Out of Place IIn and Out of Place I:
Urban Experiences of Exclusivity, Exclusion and Discrimination

During the winter term 2014/2015, the lecture series discussed urban experiences of exclusivity, exclusion, and discrimination through the lens of different groups, such as homeless, gangs, different sexual groups, urban explorers and people living in slums. The sessions explored how these groups perceive cities and how they interact through acts of inclusion, of exclusion and through physical, political or social access barriers to particular urban places, their practices and networks. Furthermore, “In and Out of Place” aimed at shedding light on the consequences these access barriers might have, e.g. marginalizing and isolating certain groups, fuelling social and economic conflicts in cities and creating urban places of segregation, discomfort, anger or fear.


05.11.2014 | Wednesday (18:00 - 19:30)
Dr. Michele Lancione
(Department of Geography, University of Cambridge):
How is homelessness? Assemblage thinking and the de-institutionalisation of homelessness

19.11.2014 | Wednesday (18:00 - 19:30)
Dr. Ayona Datta (School of Geography, University of Leeds):
The Intimate City: Violence, gender and ordinary life in Delhi slums

28.11.2014 | Friday (14:00 - 15:30)
Prof. Gareth Jones (Department of Geography & Environment, LSE):
Celluloid brutality: Gangs, films, and the spectacle of fearsome acts

17.12.2014 | Wednesday (18:00 - 19:30) CANCELLED
Dr. Bradley Garrett (School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford):
Exploring off-limits industrial heritage: the role of preservation and decay

19.01.2015 | Monday (18:30 - 20:00)
Prof. Phil Hubbard (School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent):
Cities and Sexualities: Regulating sex through space