Half way through Contested Cities Leeds week of talks: Global Urban Justice; voices and struggles from Latin America.
Contested cities week has begun and so far we have had two fascinating days of talks discussions and field trips in Leeds. Jorge Blanco’s talk is now available online, with more to come in the following days. For live streaming of the talks check the Contested Cities Leeds Youtube channel at 5pm GMT 16th- 19th […]
Two talks following Contested Cities Leeds recent international meeting. Thursday 18th September: 5pm. School of Geography East Building Lecture Theatre University of Leeds The Escuelita Zapatista, celebrating 20 years of resistance and struggle in Chiapas, Mexico Claudia Villegas, a visiting researcher from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, will talk about the recent […]
Wednesday 27 August 2014, RGS/IBG, London Monday 1st, Tuesday 2nd September 2014, Leeds Contested Cities is an international network of action, investigation and exchange of researchers from eight European and Latin American universities located in Madrid, Leeds, Mexico City, Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro, funded by the EU between 2012 […]
26th-29th August 2014 “Co-producing urban contestation across the world: a roundtable with academics and social movement activists” Sara Gonzalez, Stuart Hodkinson and Michael Janoschka Wednesday 27 August 2014, Session 4 (16.50-18.30) Confirmed speakers are: Andrea Carrasco, lawyer and activist in the Platform for those Affected by Mortgages (PAH – Plataforma Afectados por la Hipoteca) in […]
Traditional indoor and outdoor markets have become somewhat residual in many British cities but essential for many low income citizens that rely on their affordability. At the same time, the market is being reinvented for a wealthier type of customer interested more in local, environmentally friendly, ethical and “authentic” shopping experience.
Tom Slater’s talk focused on his recent research of housing estates in the Edinburgh area. His talk focused in particular on how space in the city is reproduced, people are excluded and profit accumulated.