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August 2019

Stitching fragments and fractals

August 29 @ 1:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pink Room, Centlivres Building,
Upper Campus, University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
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On 29 August 2019, the UCT School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics is hosting Prof Edgar Pieterse, director of the African Centre for Cities. Pieterse recently returned from a year-long sabbatical and will be reflecting on this in his presentation Stitching fragments and fractals: A meandering reflection on twelve months of being elsewhere, writing fragments and lots of plotting. Sabbaticals are known for disrupting well laid plans and mine was no different. WHEN: 29 August 2019 TIME: 13:00 to 14:00…

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September 2019

International Transdisciplinarity Conference 2019

September 10 @ 8:00 am - September 13 @ 5:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
Gothenburg, Sweden
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The International Transdisciplinary Conference 2019, co-organised by the University of Gothenburg and Mistra Urban Futures, takes place 10 to 13 September 2019 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Our societies are facing critical points in their development, where large challenges are becoming increasingly difficult to handle. Numerous conflicts and complexities are surfacing – to which we can see societies responding with fragmentation, intolerance and exclusion. One way to address such developments is through societal transformation processes that implicitly include a variety of interest…

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October 2019

Financing infrastructure in cities of the global South

October 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Liza Rose Cirolia, Tom Goodfellow and Jonathan Silver present Financing infrastructure in cities of the global South, a full-day workshop on 17 October 2019 at the Urban Institute (The University of Sheffield, UK).  The ‘infrastructure turn’ within Urban Studies has resulted in growing scholarly attention on the importance of infrastructure (such as water, energy, transport and the like) in the everyday life and governing of cities. Such work has been used to think through the broader social and political dimensions of urbanisation and…

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