In the wake of the 2008 explosion of the current economic crisis, more and more people are actively fighting to restore what they've lost. Not since the ‘60s have so many people across the globe taken to the streets to demand a more just and democratic society, access to housing, health care, education, food, jobs, a clean and safe environment and lives free from police violence. Most of these uprisings are rooted in the urban landscape. Many of their demands imply a major transformation in the way our cities work. During this amazing moment of crisis and mobilization, it's important that we ask ourselves: What kind of city do we want to see?
Urban Uprising - conference organized by the Brecht Forum, the Center for Place, Culture and Politics and the New School Urban Ecologies Program
Friday, November 30th 1-3pm Global Urban Uprisings
Chair: Peter Marcuse Professor Emeritus of Urban Planning, Columbia University
Hiba Bou Akar Professor, School of Critical Social Inquiry, Hampshire College
Mavuso Dignani - with Abahlali baseMjondolo, South African miners and Democratic Left Front
Deen Sharp Journalist, PhD student Graduate Center
Éva Tessza Udvarhelyi Co-founder, The City is for All, Budapest, PhD student Graduate Center