Stephen Read (South Africa), Associate Professor

Stephen Read (South Africa), Associate Professor

You are cordially invited to attend Stephen Read’s lecture “Cities as Infrastructures of Diversity”.

The questions of migration and urban community provokes still more questions about what cities are for, why people come to them and what we should be doing to support and enable them. Are they victims of abstract power and entrenched interests, beleaguered carriers of authentic cultures and threatened diversity? Or are they participants in a longstanding and ongoing process of urban and societal change, one in which they willingly enrol and one that empowers them as political and economic actors in an urban drama. I will present the argument from draft papers “Politics, Parallax and Power in Urban Space” and “Cities as Infrastructures of Diversity” https://www.academia.edu/18063471/Cities_as_infrastructures_of_diversity

 

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