Programme 2020

Souths of the World

“Collective Action in the Cities of the World”

FEEM School

November 2020 – Final Programme


Date: Wednesday, 04/11/2020

  • 14:00 – 17:00 (GMT+1) Plenary Session

Chairperson Diana Shendrikova (FEEM)

° 14:00-14:10 Welcome address, Filippo Tessari, Responsible for coordination of research, FEEM, Milan, Italy

° 14:10-17:00 Keynote Addresses

° 14:10 – 14:30 Collective action in the Cities of the World: Keynote Address

Paolo Perulli, professor, Department of Law, Political, Economic and Social Sciences, University of Piemonte Orientale and FEEM, Italy

° 14:30 – 14:50 Comment by Kala S. Shridar, professor, Centre for Research in Urban Affairs, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, India

° 14:50 – 15:00 Discussion

° 15:00 – 15:20 Collective Actions in the Cities of the World: A Radical Perspective

Wing Shing Tang, professor and research fellow, Advanced Institute for Contemporary China Studies of Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

° 15:20 – 15:40 Comment by Laura Lieto, professor, Department of Architecture, University of Naples, Italy

° 15:40 – 16:00 Discussion

° 16:00 – 16:20 How did the Cities of the World react to Covid-19

Marco Cremaschi, professor, Director of Cycle d’Urbanisme, Urban School, SciencesPo, Paris, France

° 16:20 – 16:40 Discussion

° 16:40 – 17:00  Closing Remarks

Neil Brenner, professor, Department of Sociology, University of Chicago, USA


Date: Wednesday, 11/11/2020

Chairperson Diana Shendrikova (FEEM)

 _14:00 – 17:00 (GMT+1) National Sketches Part I (Faculty)

° presentations of papers on the Cities of the Souths of the World by professors of the School

15 minutes for each speaker

° 14:00 – 14:15 Corinne Siino (Université de Toulouse2 Jean Jaurès) – Collective action and the making of the city, what role for civil society and decision-makers. The example of third places in Toulouse 

° 14:15 – 14:25 Discussion

° 14:25 – 14:40 Enrique Aliste (Universidad De Chile) – Environmental justice and the origin of Chilean Revolt

° 14:40 – 14:50 Discussion

° 14:50 – 15:05 Kala Seetharam Sridhar (Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore) – Urbanization, Covid-19 and Collective Action Among the Urban Poor in India

° 15:05 – 15:15 Discussion

° 15:15 – 15:30 Luca Garavaglia (Univ. of Eastern Piedmont) – The urban-rural dichotomy in contemporary urbanization processes: emerging conflicts and collective action

° 15:30 – 15:40 Discussion

° 15:40 – 15:55 Wing Shing Tang (Hong Kong Baptist University) – The Hong Kong Summer’: A Spatial Story Approach

° 15:55 – 15:05 Discussion

° 15:05 – 15:30 Abdelaâli Benchekroun (Marrakesh, Morocco)- Marrakech: des réactions et des issues au contexte pandémique (in French, translated in English)

° 15:30 – 15:40 Discussion

° 15:40 – 15:55 Margarita Greene (Universidad Católica de Chile)- Informal Settlements: an old challenge requiring new answers

° 15:55 – 16:05 Discussion

° 16:05 – 16:20 Gabriela Merlinsky (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina) – Justice and environmental change in Buenos Aires. A case study of the environmental remediation of the Matanza-Riachuelo basin

° 16:20 – 16:30 Discussion

° 16:30 – 16:50 Final Comments:

AbdouMaliq Simone, Senior Professoral Fellow, Urban Institute, University of Sheffield, UK

 

 

Date: Wednesday, 18/11/2020

Chairperson Veronica Ronchi (FEEM)

  • 14:00 – 17:00 (GMT+1) National Sketches Part II (Alumni)

° presentations of research projects on the Cities of the Souths of the World by the PhD students and PostDoc researchers

15 minutes for each speaker

° 14:00 – 14:15 Ha Chi Yeung (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) – The eyes and ears of resistance: mobile ICT-afforded and crowdsourced reconnaissance in Hong Kong’s Anti-Extradition Law Amendment Bill Movement

° 14:15 – 14:30 Daniela Villouta Gutiérrez (Universidad de Concepción, Chile)– The Spatial Syntax of Urban Inequality: Daily Mobility and Mobility Capital in Urban Restructuring Processes. The case of the Metropolitan Concepción, 1990-2020

° 14:30 – 14:45 Emilio Berríos (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile) – The role of collective space in the construction of social cohesion. Case study: Greater Santiago

° 14:45 – 15:00 Francesca Ferlicca (IUAV-Venice Institute of Architecture)- Collective action in the informal housing production. Recent land invasions in Buenos Aires peripherical areas

° 15:00-15.15 Francesca Uleri (University of Bolzano),  Feeding the cities and beyond:  contemporary agrarian questions and rural-urban counteraction. An overview of the Italian case

° 15:15 – 15:30 Hafsa Idrees (University of Passau) – The urban heritage sites; Dynamics of locality, emergence of collectives, and identity politics

° 15:30 – 15:45 Juliette Marin (Universidad de Chile)- Resilience global models versus territories from the Souths

° 15:45 – 16:00 Pablo Daniel Pereira (Universidad de Buenos Aires)- Conservation of wetlands in the context of disputes over access to urban land. The case of the Matanza-Riachuelo basin (Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina)

° 16:00 – 16:15 Rita Azaan (Université de Toulouse2 Jean Jaurès) – Space mobility in Lebanon. Possibilities of removing the obstacles to the use of public transport in Beirut

° 1615 – 16:30 Sukanya Bhaumik (Bangaluru Centre for Research in Urban Affairs)- Does Collective Action lead to Improved Service Delivery and Enhanced Tax Collection for Local Governments: Case of Bengaluru, India

° 16:30 – 16:45 Supriya Shinde (Anantrao Pawar College of Engineering & Research, Pune, India) – Impact of High-Density Urban Agglomerations & Slums on Pandemic Situation & Redevelopment Model for Pune City

° 16:45 – 17:00 Tracy Sidney Commodore (University of Ghana)- Renewable Energy Use and Livelihoods in Informal Settlements in Accra

° 17:00 – 17:15 Elena Taviani (Gran Sasso Science Institute) – Revisiting Blackness in the European South: A transnational view on Lisbon

° 17:15 – 17:35 Final Comments:

Camilla Perrone, professor, Department of Architecture, University of Florence, Italy

Date: Wednesday, 25/11/2020

Chairperson Veronica Ronchi (FEEM)

  • 14:00 – 17:00 (GMT+1) Closing Plenary Session

° 14:00 – 14.30 General discussion of the previous sessions

° 14:30 – 14:50 Paola Piscitelli (Universitat Hamburg) e Fabio A. Corbellini – Documentary film “Radio Riders", produced by Civica Scuola di Cinema Luchino Visconti

14:50 – 15:05 Emilio Paccioretti (Deputy Director of Formaper Entrepreneurship School CCiAA, Milan, Italy) Is entrepreneurship a possible way to innovate in the Souths of the World and how?

° 15:05 – 15:25 Cooperation or competition? China in Africa

Paola Pasquali, Postdoctoral researcher, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris, France

° 15:25 – 15:45 Comment by G. Owusu, Dean of the School of Social Sciences, professor, Institute of Statistical, Social & Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana

° 15:45 – 16:15 Contexte mondial, disparités et action collective (in French, translation in English)

Abdelaâli Benchekroun, economist-consultant, Marrakech, Morocco

16:15-16:35 Comment by Fatima Arib, professor-researcher at Laboratory INREDD Innovation, Responsabilités et Développement Durable, Director of Ecole Nationale de Commerce et de Gestion Université Cadi Ayyad, Marrakech, Morocco

° 16:35-16:45 Discussion

° 16:45 – 17:05 Closing Remarks

Giulio Sapelli, former professor, University of Milan and FEEM, Milan, Italy.

November 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, 2020
Venue: Online

Participants Universities:

Accra, Bangalore, Barcelona, Bolzano, Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, Montreal, Naples, Paris, Passau, Pune, Santiago de Chile, Toulouse, Trento

(1-2 professors from each city+1 PhD student from each city+ external advisors and guests)