Special Issue Launch Seminar: Precarity, Mobility, and the City

Special Issue Launch Seminar: Precarity, Mobility, and the City
Event Date
Online (please see below for details)

The issue explores ways in which global governmental processes affect mobility, urbanisation and precarity, and how local movements impact on these global processes. It is Guest Edited by Jutta Bakonyi, Stefanie Kappler, Eva-Maria Nag, Lena S. Opfermann.

The academics and practitioners contributing to the special issue will discuss their use of innovative methods, key findings from case studies from Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Europe, and assess their policy impact. All are welcome to join!

There will be a discussant for each of the papers in the Special Issue and the presentations will be followed by a Q&A session:

  • The Political Economy of Displacement: Rent Seeking, Dispossessions and Precarious Mobility in Somali Cities - Jutta Bakonyi
  • Unraveling Spaces of Exceptions through Durable Solutions - Teresa Del Ministro
  • The ‘Badlands’ of the ‘Balkan Route’: Policy and Spatial Effects on Urban Refugee Housing - Gemma Bird, Jelena Obradovic-Wochnik, Amanda Russell Beattie and Patrycja Rozbicka
  • Walking in Jozi: Guided Tours, Insecurity and Urban Regeneration in Inner City Johannesburg - Lena S. Opfermann
  • Curating (im)mobility: Peri‐urban agency in the Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum - Stefanie Kappler
  • Commentary: ‘Profitability’, Curated Narratives and Spatial Governance and their Impacts on Urban Migration and the Lives of Migrants - Dyfed Aubrey
  • Disrupting the Rhythms of Violence: Anti‐port Protests in the City of Buenaventura - Alke Jenss
  • Inequality and the socioeconomic dimensions of mobility in protests: The cases of Quito and Santiago - Fabio Andrés Díaz Pabón, and María Gabriela Palacio
  • Policy Opportunities and Constraints for Addressing Urban Precarity Migrant Populations - Tasneem Siddiqui, Lucy Szaboova , W. Neil Adger, Ricardo Safra de Campos, Mohammad Rashed Alam Bhuiyan and Tamim Billah

Please register here to receive the Zoom joining instructions.

The Special Issue supported by the Durham Global Security Institute, the Global Policy Institute at Durham University, and the Matariki Network.

Image: Nico Roets via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)