07.09.2017

Agata Lisiak at critical urban studies conference (Leeds)


Faculty member Agata Lisiak will participate in the conference "Rethinking Urban Global Justice: An international academic conference for critical urban studies" which will take place on September 11-13, 2017 at the University of Leeds. The conference is organized by the Research Committee 21 of the International Sociological Association, which focuses on urban and regional development. 

Together with Emma Jackson (Goldsmiths, University of London), Lisiak will convene and chair the panel Failing Better: Creative and Collaborative Methods in Researching Urban Inequalities and Conviviality.

From the conference description:
We live in an increasingly urban, globalised and unequal world facing multiple crises: from financial and political to infrastructural and ecological. In this context, cities have become both the locus of economic growth and development, and the principle site of social conflict and political contestation over spatial inequalities, belonging, environment and sustainability. Yet many of the forms these dynamics and contestations take are captured only partially or inadequately in both conventional mainstream and radical urban theory. Drawing on past RC21 conference themes, we want to call attention on ‘global urban justice’ as a term to focus our scholarship and research impact on society.

Read more about the conference