Overlooked Cities: Thinking and doing global urban studies differently
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The Overlooked Cities seminar series interrogates “overlooked cities” or “overlookedness” as a collective critique and elaborates on the praxis of counter-overlooking to provide renewed critical impetus to think about, write about, care about and act on urban lives.
Three seminar events are held as part of this series:
A conference and ECR mentoring programme in September 2023 in Bandung, Indonesia
A two-day colloquium in October 2023 in Bloemfontein, South Africa, and
A closing seminar in June 2024 in Durham, UK.
This series will:
Establish a common understanding and dialogue between the concepts of overlooked and ordinary cities, thereby grounding discussions in historical and contemporary debates;
Connect academics, practitioners and early career researchers working in, and on, overlooked cities to build a common agenda for counter-overlooking in global urban studies; and
Map the urban conditions that are overlooked and question their implications for planning policy and praxis.
The series works towards three main outputs: a special issue, an ECRs mentoring programme, and an “Overlooked Cities Network.”
Image credit: Urban Studies Foundation, 2023