Panel Discussion

5 December 2019, 19.30-21.00

 

Urban Practices and the Future of the City

Urban Practices and the Future of the City a paneldiscussion with Urban Front (i.a. David Harvey and Miguel Robles-Durán), BAK basis voor actuele kunst, 5 December 2019, photo: Tom Janssen

Join us at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht on Thursday 5 December 2019 for a discussion on contemporary urban practices, specifically in relation to the transnational urban consultancy Urban Front.

Buy tickets (via Eventbrite) | Facebook event


With Distinguished Professor David Harvey, Associate Professor Miguel Robles-Durán, artist Jeanne Van Heeswijk, curator and writer Laura Raicovich, activist and politician Gala Pin, urban sociologist Laia Forne, artist and BAK 2018/2019 Fellow Charl Landvreugd, writer, researcher and BAK 2017/2018 Fellow Isshaq Al-Barbary, artist and 2017/2018 Fellow Ola Hassanain, Charli Herrington and Carina Jansen.

The discussion starts with an introduction to the practice of Urban Front by co-founders David Harvey and Miguel Robles-Durán. Since its presentation in the Chicago Architecture Biennial in 2019, Urban Front has aimed to reinvent forms of practice in the field of urban research and planning, providing trans-disciplinary research support, tactical directions and critical advice to diverse governments and organizations. But how was Urban Front developed, and how does it fit in the current scenario of the neoliberal city? What are its mechanism to create new forms of urban practice more akin to today’s capitalist condition?

After this introduction, Harvey and Robles-Durán enter into a conversation on the future of the city with artist Jeanne van Heeswijk, curator and writer Laura Raicovich, activist and politician Gala Pin, urban sociologist Laia Forne, artist Charl Landvreugd, BAK 2017/2018 Fellow Isshaq Albarbary, artist Charli Herrington and artist Carina Jansen.

This discussion is part of a two-day program with Urban Front (David Harvey and Miguel Robles-Durán), taking place at BAK on Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 December 2019 as part of Trainings for the Not-Yet (14 September 2019–12 January 2020). The program also includes a training on the same day in the afternoon, 14.00–19.00 hrs: Training XVIII: Disrupting Neoliberal Urban Governance: New Organizational Forms for the Immediate Future, and a public program on Wednesday 4 December, 19.30–21.00 hrs: Lecture: David Harvey on Urban Front.

𝐓𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐭𝐬 (via Eventbrite):
€7,50 regular/€5 student discount
Solidarity tickets: BAK provides solidarity tickets for those who would otherwise not be able to attend. These tickets provide free entry. If this applies to you, please choose the option Solidarity Ticket in Eventbrite.

This event is free to attend for those who partake in the training taking place earlier that same day.

Made possible by

Suggestions from the archive

School

10 March, 12.00–11 March, 19.00 2023

Sancochotopia: A Winter Ultrahospitality Mini Garage School

Community Portal presents...

A temporary cultural platform for diasporic affects and practice exchanges around the kitchen as a site of study. A two-day program for those interested in working with food activists and agri-cultural workers, preparing and serving food as a way to gather community and enact communal forms of study. Sign up required. 

Radio Stream

19 February 2023, 14.00

ULTRACIRCULATORY RADIO STREAM: Critical Circulation Mi

Community Portal presents...

Mi or Mie in Bahasa Indonesia means “noodles,” while mi in Chinese can mean “rice.” These over-indulgences of critical carbs are the workout diet for the Ultracirculation study group. Now in Yogyakarta, Critical Circulation Mi invites listeners into a guided soundscape with aurations by KUNCI Study Forum and Collective, School for Improper Education, Elaine W. Ho, and Wan Ing Que. While eating, listening, and reading, fieldwork-in-progress looking into the so-called “undocumented period” of the New Order Regime will be broadcast and unfolded in collaboration with participants in SOIE.

Field Work

15 February 2023, 10.00-18.00

ULTRASTUDIO THIRD SESSION 

A series of practical publishing workshops hosted by an active squat and anarchist social center in Amsterdam and organized by the Bookbinding Studio of Sandberg Instituut/Rietveld Academy and Lila Athanasiadou. 

Field Meal

4 February 2023, 13.00-18.00

ULTRAHOSPITALITY FIELD MEAL 1: SANCOCHO FLORAL

Community Portal presents...

Using the sancocho (a pan-Latin American soup with no fixed recipe) as a tool for research and encounter, Mercado Lourdes (Bogotá, Colombia) will host and organize a series of field meals. These events activate and connect the multiple affects that have resulted from ongoing research with local producers into the biodiversity of the territory.