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June 2017

Annual PhD Seminar Series: Understanding Capitalism in Unequal Geographies

June 19 @ 9:00 am - June 23 @ 1:00 pm
Seminar Room 1, EGS Building, Upper Campus, University of Cape Town,
University of Cape Town
Cape Town , Western Cape South Africa
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ACC PhD Seminar Series on Democratic Practices: Understanding Capitalism in Unequal Geographies

The third iteration of the annual PhD seminar series presented by ACC's Notations on Theories of Radical Urban Change project (NOTRUC), lead by Henrik Ernstson and Edgar Pieterse, on Democratic Practices focuses on "Understanding Capitalis in Unequal Geographies". The seminar series is based on reading political philosophy with and against southern urbanism. It seeks to make an intervention in how we think about the emergent city and urbanization of the global south; to seek out and make explicit its emancipatory potential,…

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July 2017

Refractions of the National, the Popular and the Global in African Cities

July 31 - August 1
STIAS Wallenberg Research Centre,
10 Marais Road
Stellenbosch, Western Cape 7600 South Africa
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Photograph of Luanda by Ngoi Salucombo

The Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS) and the African Centre for Cities (ACC) will jointly host a conference on Refractions of the National, the Popular, and the Global in African cities. Venue: Wallenberg Research Centre in Stellenbosch, South Africa Date: Monday 31 July & Tuesday 1 August 2017 There has been a significant expansion of academic research on the specificities of African urbanisms, diverse urban imaginaries and politics over the last decade. In the wake of recent formal policy…

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November 2017

Mistra Urban Futures Annual International Conference 2017

November 13 - November 15
Realising Just Cities

Mistra Urban Futures Annual International Conference takes place from 13 to 15 November 2017 in Kisumu, Kenya under the banner "Realising Just Cities - Learning Through Comparison". The rapidly growing number of people moving into cities all over the world also present a challenge of unprecedented size. It is crucial to find ways to make urbanisation a source for wealth, health and sustainability – which is shared. Mistra Urban Futures arranges yearly a conference about Realising Just Cities. Keynote speakers…

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