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Friday Seminar Series V: David Harvey: Rebel Cities & Urban Commons

Tarih: 09/12/2013
Friday 28th of December 2012, 10:00-11:00 at GAU Millennium Senate Congress Hall. David Harvey: Rebel Cities & Urban Commons By: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jakob Rigi (Central European University) Abstract: Since 2009, cities such as Teheran , Cairo, Madrid, Barcelona and New York, to mention just a few, have witnessed majoruprisings against the established orders. David Harvey in his recent book Rebel Cities discusses the role of urbanin fomenting rebellious and revolutionary social movements. This talk willexplore major pillar of Harvey`s arguments. While approving his main arguments,I will also show that a major shortcoming of Harvey`s approach is the absenceof attention to the role of knowledgeand knowledge workers in the urban struggle. Bio-Statement: Jakob Rigi, Born in Iran, Baluchistan, has a BSc from Stockholm University and a PhD from London University (SOAS). He has been associate professor at Central European University, Budapest, since 2008. He was an assistant professor at Cornell University 2002-2008. He also taught at SOAS (London University). He has hold research fellowships from Edinburg University (2000-2001), New York University (2004). He has widely published on Kazakhstan and Russia. His major publication on Kazakhstan is Post-Soviet Chaos: Violence and the Dispossession in Kazakhstan (London: Pluto Press), translated into Turkish and published by İletişim. His current research focuses on the role of knowledge and internet in the transformation of space, time, society and culture.