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.

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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.

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€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.

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