Urbanism in Conflict: Cities, Conflict, and Contestation
Conflict is associated both with democratic politics and with hegemonic forms of violence. This seminar and lecture series will explore how antagonisms shape cities and citizenship, and how cities and citizenship are, in turn, shaped by antagonisms. We propose that “fractiousness” be considered as a mode of inhabiting cities—indeed, as a mode of citizenship—but also as potential a mode of eroding citizenship and urban fabric. Guest lecturers from a range of disciplines in the social sciences and humanities will address issues ranging from participatory democracy and technologies of environmental justice to ethnic violence and migration.