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Emerging Asian Urbanisms: Reading Discussion Session

The Fall term reading discussion sessions will follow the foundation theories and in depth work of Jennifer Robinson, Ananya Roy and AbdouMaliq Simone on the processes of urban development, planning and contestation across the continent. It aims to engage graduate students and faculty from different disciplines in exploring global south interventions and the post-colonial in urban theory. 

In the Winter 2019 term, there will be an opportunity for participants to synthesize the work and present at roundtable events.
Friday, 14 December 2018 | Room 280A, Second Floor, York Lanes – Abdou Maliq Simone
Article: Worlding of African Cities
Book: City Life from Jakarta to Dakar
Expansion Piece: to be announced
Facilitator: Meg George
ABOUT: The Emerging Asian Urbanisms series at the York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR) explores the diverse processes and practices of urbanism and urbanization in Asia. It draws upon calls made by Ananya Roy and Jennifer Robinson, among others, to investigate “new geographies of theory” as fertile sources of uncovering new ways of understanding urbanism everywhere.
To RSVP, or for more information, please contact Amardeep Kaur (Doctoral Candidate in Geography) at


Dec 14 2018


1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Room 280A, Second Floor, York Lanes
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