Lecture by Suzanne Hall: Migrant city-making from the urban margins 25/04/17

In the Spring Lecture Series ‘Pressures on the urban field: Ageing, Migration, Injustice’, curated by Anuschka Kutz (KU Leuven, University of Brighton), the international Master of Architecture presents Talk No. 2:

Suzanne Hall: Migrant city-making from the urban margins
25/04/17, Campus Sint-Lucas Brussels, auditorium
Paleizenstraat 65, 1030 Brussels
5.30 pm introduction + round table
6.30 pm lecture

Everyone is welcome! We ask for everyone (visitors AND participating students/lecturers of the Faculty of Architecture) to register here .

Suzanne Hall is an urbanist, and has practised as an architect in South Africa. She is Director of the Cities Programme in the Department of Sociology and Senior Research Associate at LSE Cities. Her research and teaching interests are foregrounded in everyday expressions of global urbanisation, particularly urban migration in a context of increased mobility and discrimination. She currently focuses on migrant economies and spaces on urban high streets across the UK, and leads an ESRC project on ‘Super-diverse Streets: Economies and space of migration in UK cities’. Suzanne engages with ethnography, postcolonial perspectives of city-making, and visual methods, and her work spans from academic publication, to film and web-based outputs for wider public audiences. She is author of the book ‘City, Street and Citizen’ and co-produced the ‘Ordinary Streets’ film with Sophie Yetton.
City streets offer a vantage point to explore the social life of large structural processes such as global migration. Drawing on research from four migrant streets across UK cities, this talk examines the spaces and economies forged by migrant proprietors in the urban margins. I explore how enduring structures of discrimination consign certain groups to certain parts of cities, and certain kinds of work. I simultaneously expand on the adaptive repertoires of proprietors to reconfigure shop, street and city.
Now with added salon conversation from 5.30!



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