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MPhil Southern Urbanism Info Session
14 June @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm SAST
The MPhil Southern Urbanism programme is conceived of, and designed to cultivate a new generation of urban scholars rooted in the realities and theories of Southern cities. The programme as an intellectual project has its foundations in Urban Studies as a scholarly debate and as an interdisciplinary imperative situated in the complex realities of African and southern cities.
Through a combination of guided learning in small-group seminars, experimentation in various spaces of urban practice and independent thesis research, the programme provides a truly unique opportunity to ground yourself in the realities, theories and practise of cities of the Global South.
The programme seeks to build students’ capacity to engage in epistemological debates, thinking from the vantage point of African and Southern cities, and versed in global urban debates. The core courses, namely Urban Theory, Urban Everyday and Curating Urban Regulation, are designed to impart these skills and knowledge.
A cornerstone of the programme is the City Research Studio, a compulsory, year-long course that aims to cultivate methodological dexterity and the capacity for rigorous research through experimental and experiential learning.
Finally the minor dissertation provides students with the opportunity to build confidence in writing, in articulating scholarly arguments, and in positioning oneself in the field effectively.
Applications for the 2022 MPhil Southern Urbanism programme are open. If you are interested in applying but have some questions, join programme convenor Dr Anna Selmeczi for an info session. In the session she will give a brief overview of the programme and there will be plenty of time for your questions.
WHEN | Monday, 14 June 2021
TIME | 12:30-13:00 SAST