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Professor AbdouMaliq Simone: Distinguished Visitor

Professor AbdouMaliq Simone: Distinguished Visitor

3rd-5th November 2015

As part of the Distinguished Visitors Scheme, Professor AbdouMaliq Simone (Professor of Sociology and Urbanism, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity) will be visiting the Department from Tuesday 3rd to Thursday 5th November 2015.

AbdouMaliq Simone is one of the leading urbanists of our time. He has shown repeatedly how misleading is the characterisation of 'failed cities' across Africa and South-East Asia by revealing the sustaining relations, networks, and structures enabling life in the most precarious of city landscapes. Working extensively in and at the edges of cities such as Douala, and Dakar, in Jeddah, Johannesburg, and Jakarta, Simone has crafted uniquely creative methodological engagements at the interface of planning and postcolonial studies, urban policy, global studies, and critical theory as well as a critical analytics for comprehending 'rogue urbanism' and the 'cities yet to come'. A short biography is available online.

Department Seminar: Urbanisation at the interface of the habitable and uninhabitable: on redescription and detachment

5pm, Tuesday 3rd November 2015
Small Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site

Further details about this talk are available.

Public lecture: The fugitives - blackness as urban method

5pm, Wednesday 4th November 2015
Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site [Directions]

Further details about this talk are available.

Doctoral Session

11am, Thursday 5th November 2015
Seminar Room, Department of Geography, Downing Site

Graduate students and post-doctoral staff will be contacted with details of the reading required for this session.