During August, the CHR will host two visiting scholars: Steve Akoth (Kenyatta University) and Tom Asher (Columbia University). Akoth and Asher will run a seminar titled Built Form, Design, and the Politics of the City, which will explore the ways in which spatial formations have been taken up as an object of analysis.
The seminar will run from 8-15 August 2019. A description of the course reads as follows:
In this seminar, over the course of three sessions, we explore two recently published texts that take up spatial formations as an object of analysis – one by Saskia Sassen and a second by Richard Sennett – in order to open up questions about creative placemaking and destructive forces of capital, community and power, global forms and local contexts, research methods and theory building.