ACC is delighted to host a panel discussion centred on the newly published What is Critical Urbanism? edited by Kenny Cupers, Sophie Oldfield, Manuel Herz, Laura Nkula-Wenz, Emilio Distretti, and Myriam Perret. Rather than a book launch this panel discussion, which takes place on Tuesday, 27 September from 16:00 to 17:30 will delve deeper into the book to unpack some of the debates and themes.
Understanding and managing urban change in our global era demands a high degree of specialised and interdisciplinary knowledge. At the same time, city planners, architects, researchers, policymakers, and activists are deeply immersed in the chaotic and often contradictory urban realities that they are asked to address. What is Critical Urbanism? offers an innovative toolkit for engaging these present realities across disciplinary specialisations and geographic purviews.
Central to the book is the research and pedagogy of the Critical Urbanisms programme at the University of Basel, established in collaboration with the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town. The programme’s renowned and emerging urbanists demonstrate the power of working with care and reciprocity across different contexts and institutions, driven by engagement with varied communities of practice.
Prof Ola Uduku, Head of the School of Architecture and Roscoe Chair of Architecture, University of Liverpool
Dr Emilio Distretti, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Basel
Dr Maren Larsen, Lecturer, University of Basel
Isabella Baranyk, Contributor and Student in Critical Urbanisms, University of Basel
Dr Laura Nkula-Wenz, Lecturer and Student affairs coordinator for the MA in Critical Urbanisms, University of Basel, based at the African Centre for Cities
WHEN | Tuesday, 27 September 20222
TIME | 16:00-17:30 SAST