Compositions of Efficacy: Cities, Relations, Learning

Talk

WHEN April 18, 2013
6-7:30pm EST WHERE 19 Washington Square North Part of "New Approaches to City Planning and Slum Upgrading" WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute in New York Open to the Public

The durability of central city districts has largely been attained through intricate intersections of physical, infrastructural, human, and discursive materials, as these intersections are continuously remade through the initiatives of residents. Residents have learned to use the city as a place to explore new relationships among things and to develop a wide range of unanticipated capacities from them. AbdouMaliq Simone considers how to draw upon the collective resourcefulness of cities to reanimate more egalitarian political projects.

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