Territories of Poverty: Urban Informality in a Rearranged South-North World, by Prof. Ananya Roy

Nowadays, significant urban transformations of the new century are taking place in the developing world: How spaces of poverty are governed? How new theories of poverty shape interventions –especially those that seek to regularize relations of urban informality? The open lecture “Territories of Poverty: Urban Informality in a Rearranged South-North World” by Prof. Ananya Roy will analyze globally interconnected social movements that are imagining alternative understandings of land and shelter.The event is held on the 17 June 2014 at 7 pm in Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM), Frankfurt in collaboration with the Mundus Urbano Programme, TU Darmstadt.

Ananya RoyProf. Ananya Roy is Professor of City and Regional Planning and Distinguished Chair in Global Poverty and Practice at the University of California, Berkeley. Born in Calcutta, India (1970), she holds a B.A. (1992) in Comparative Urban Studies from Mills College, a M.C.P. (1994) and a Ph.D. (1999) from the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California at Berkeley. She is known for highlighting and bringing into focus the concepts of urban poverty in the global South, exploration of new frontiers of capital accumulation, and the examination of new formations of global urbanism. Her work also resonates with feminist and ethnographic methodologies and often draws upon post-colonial studies for theoretical inspiration.

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