What is the role of power, place, and agency in the imagining and shaping of urban conditions?


The fundamental part that urban centres play in capitalism is only intensified under neoliberalism and globalization, seen in the hyper-commodification of land, housing, transportation, public space, and utilities. Socio-spatial inequalities reveal how spaces have been constructed for capital over the needs of people. Reflecting on the seminal writings of Henri Lefebvre and David Harvey on the “right to the city”, we ask: How might democratic control of the city be reasserted, and urban territories be reclaimed for those marginalized by the system? The right to the city is a call for resistance and social justice. As Harvey says:

“If our urban world has been
imagined and made then it can be
re-imagined and re-made.”

CALL FOR ACTION


Advocates for Equitable Design Education (AEDE) is a student-run collective at the University of Calgary’s School of Architecture, Landscape, and Planning (SAPL), which is dedicated to the advancement of critical pedagogy in design and recovery of dialogues minimized in current design practices.

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Advocates for Equitable Design Education (AEDE) is a student-run collective at the University of Calgary’s School of Architecture, Landscape, and Planning (SAPL), which is dedicated to the advancement of critical pedagogy in design and recovery of dialogues minimized in current design practices.

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OCTOBER 2020 WHOSE CITY?

UPCOMING EVENTS

FIELD NOTES
READING CLUB


OCTOBER 17, 2020 12:00PM MST

Looking at cities through diverse lived experiences from Canada, Ghana, the USA, and Iran, we begin to collectively bring fragmented narratives, spaces, and demographics together to help shape a more inclusive urban identity. Whose city is it when only some people have the privilege of unapologetically occupying and belonging to a space?


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FIELD THEORIES: PANEL EVENT


OCTOBER 22, 2020 12:00PM-1:30PM MST

Featuring a selection of speakers in architecture, planning, geography & economics discussing gentrification, housing, and neighbourhood change.

Join us as we unpack interdisciplinary perspectives on housing, gentrification, and neighbourhood change.

Whose City: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Housing, Gentrification, and Neighbourhood Change brings an international panel featuring designers and academics from Calgary, London, and Hong Kong. Speakers will present on their respective work addressing the housing crisis, planning issues, and community empowerment in Calgary (Hayden Patullo – Intern Architect – Studio North); Portugal, and London (Tara McLaughlin – Architect - London, Ontario), and Hong Kong (Ray Yeung – Ph.D. candidate – University of Calgary).


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