The Research Seminars in Cities, Space & Development are a series of expert-led discussions. Unless otherwise noted, the seminars take place at LSE on Tuesdays, 4:30pm-6pm in the New Academic Building, room NAB 1.07. The seminars are open to all.
Confirmed topics and speakers for the 2015-16 series can be seen below. If you have any queries please contact Dr Ryan Centner (firstname.lastname@example.org).
NOTE: If you do not have an LSE ID card, you can still attend these seminars. Please email email@example.com to be added to a guest list, or ask at the building's reception desk (facing Lincoln's Inn Fields) to wait for a Geography faculty member to direct you and other non-LSE attendees through security to the seminar room.
2015 – Michaelmas Term
“Migrant Infrastructure: Transaction Economies in Birmingham and Leicester”
Dr Suzanne Hall, Julia King, and Robin Finlay (LSE)
[followed by the launch of the “Ordinary Streets” film, based on Suzanne Hall’s research -- see https://lsecities.net/media/objects/events/ordinary-streets-film-launch]
“Toward an Epistemology of Southern Urbanism?”
Dr Seth Schindler (University of Sheffield)
“Hipsters on the High Street: Retail Gentrification, Class and Disgust”
Professor Phil Hubbard (University of Kent)
“Moderated: Police Violence and Social Media in Global Context”
Dr Graham Denyer-Willis (University of Cambridge)
5th November ***NOTE atypical day -- Thursday, not Tuesday***
“The Durable Slum: Dharavi and the Right to Stay Put in Globalizing Mumbai”
Dr Liza Weinstein (Northeastern University)
“Foucault's Collaborative Projects: Hospitals, Habitat, and Public Infrastructure”
Professor Stuart Elden (University of Warwick)
“Governing the Multilevel Nature‐Society Impacts of Energy Transitions”
Dr Jennifer Baka (LSE)
“Social Polarisation in Global Cities: Measuring Changes in Income and Occupational Inequality”
Professor Owen Crankshaw (University of Cape Town)
“The Consolidation of South-South Development Cooperation 2.0: Opportunities, Challenges and Uncertainties in the Decade Ahead”
Dr Emma Mawdsley (University of Cambridge)
“Shifting Nicaraguan Mediascapes: The FSLN, Indigenous Land Rights and Media Convergence”
Dr Julie Cupples (University of Edinburgh)
2016 - Lent Term
"Household debt and the financialization of social reproduction: Theorising the UK housing and hunger crises”
Dr Adrienne Roberts, University of Manchester
"Urban middle classes and spatial politics in middle-income countries: Cultures of redevelopment from Rio de Janeiro to Istanbul”
Dr Ryan Centner, LSE
"Grand Visions Fizzle: Aspirations and Marginality in Delhi"
Dr Kavita Ramakrishnan, University of East Anglia
"Dancing around urban cultural commodification: The Buenos Aires queer tango scene”
Dr J. Miguel Kanai (University of Sheffield)
"On Architecture's Nationality: Mexico City, 1938-1963"
Dr Adam Kaasa (Director of Theatrum Mundi, LSE Cities/Royal College of Art)
"Dismantling the ‘wealthy middle class’: locating gentrification in Piketty’s long run of inequality”
Dr Antoine Paccoud (Visiting Fellow in LSE Geography & Environment)
"I wish they'd show us more solidarity': Bolivian Migrants' Lived Social Citizenship in Chile"
Dr Megan Ryburn (LSE Fellow in LSE Geography & Environment)
15th & 22nd March
Presentations by PhD students