Reading and writing the city in relation to the politics of today

A panel discussion hosted by the Wits City Institute in collaboration with African Centre for Migration & Society



The Wits City Institute in collaboration with African Centre for Migration & Society is delighted to invite you to a panel discussion. This event takes place during the visit to Wits University by Professor Ayse Caglar, University of Vienna. Professor Caglar is a graduate of universities in Istanbul, Montréal and Berlin, and has worked in those cities as well as in Budapest. Her work focuses on migration to European cities and comparative exploration of the situation of migrants, particularly women, in such cities.  Her interests include writing the city in relation to its contemporary population changes. The panel will address changing and developing ways of reading and writing the city in relation to contemporary political developments. These include elections of populist governments in many countries, a rise in xenophobia and actions against migration.

Panellists  

Professor Ayse Caglar (University of Vienna and Wits City Institute Mellon Visiting Fellow)

Jonathan Cane (Post - doctoral fellow, Wits City Institute)

Dr Mpho Matsipa (Researcher, Wits City Institute)

Professor Alan Mabin (Emeritus Professor, Wits University)

Chaired by Professor Noëleen Murray (Director Wits City Institute + A.W. Mellon Foundation Chair in Critical Architecture and Urbanism)

Date: Thursday 9 March 2017

Time: 10h00 – 12h00

Venue: Humanities Graduate Centre seminar room, South West Engineering Building, East Campus, Wits University

RSVP:  Farah-Naaz.Moosa@wits.ac.za