INFORMAL POLITICS IN THE CITY: MIGRATION, INFORMALITY AND URBAN CITIZENSHIP

INFORMAL POLITICS IN THE CITY: MIGRATION, INFORMALITY AND URBAN CITIZENSHIP

Sponsored by cities@manchester

Wednesday 12th June 2013

10am – 4pm

University of Manchester

University Place 6.205

Oxford Road, Manchester.

A one day workshop on informal politics in the city, migration and informality.  The workshop will bring together those working on urban informality and migration, with the aim of teasing out the relevance of migration for understanding urban informality and highlighting the importance of the informal context for those working on migration.  We will do this by focusing on the different ways in which migrants do politics, here understood in a very broad sense as everyday politics – and in all their diversity: based on migrants’ own identity as migrants, religion, work, or neighbourhood based around issues of housing.  We will explore what kinds of visions of cities these different types of strategies promote and also how they contribute to the making of cities.  Papers will be based on research carried out in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Nouakchott, Dakar, and Harare.

Papers by: Debby Potts (Kings), Diana Mitlin (Manchester), Hannah Cross (Manchester), Jerónimo Montero Bressán (Manchester), Marina Wertheimer Becich (Sheffield), Tanja Bastia (Manchester), Uma Kothari (Manchester) Continue reading