A collective study lab

Beyond Inhabitation Lab – 2024 Spring-Summer Events

Today, we are pleased to announce our 2024 Spring-Summer Seminar Series. We will be hosting seven events, including a book discussion, a collective conversation as well as five seminars by distinguished scholars who will present their work pertaining to inhabitation and urban struggles across diverse geographies. 

All events are free to attend online by registering at the links below, and all sessions will be recorded and made available on our YouTube channel.

Please find a summary of the major info below. You can download each poster by clicking on it or by visiting our events page.

The first seminar will occur on 21st March 2024, 5 p.m. CET, with Enikő Vincze’s “Why invest in Romania?” Investment strategies and state interventions advancing real estate development in semipheripheries. To attend online register at: https://polito-it.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pc-yvrTMrGNx3ocrgPCMAQcWpmzeL6Z9B

The second seminar will take place on 28th March 2024, 5 p.m. CET, with Aya Nassar’s “Giving up the Idea of Home”: ambivalent geographies, geopoetics and resisting capture in the cities of the Middle East. To attend online register at: https://polito-it.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtf-iorT4tGNz_MyXIlZpi9Kh8EqP041Ud

On the 5th April 2024, 3 p.m. CET, we will host a conversation around Michele Lancione‘s latest book, For a Liberatory Politics of Home (Duke University Press, 2023) with Sandro Mezzadra, Francesca Governa, Margherita Grazioli and Silvia Aru. The seminar will be in Italian and will be in-person in Turin. To attend online register at: https://polito-it.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pd-qpqz4vH9fcvrbnTg2394XX7dKQ2ssn

On the 11th April 2024, 3 p.m. UTC (4 p.m. CET), we will host a conversation for the Global Urban History Project co-organised by Wangui Kimari and Michele Lancione on Urban Undersides, with Alana Osbourne, Irene Peano and Rodrigo Castriota. To attend online register at: https://www.globalurbanhistory.org/content.aspx?page_id=4008&club_id=803980&item_id=2154067

The third seminar will take place on 9th May 2024, 5 p.m. CET, with Irene Peano’s Made in Italy: Contemporary archaeologies of agribusiness’ encampment archipelago. To attend online register at: https://polito-it.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pf-itqjkjHNJma_UTesE0obNQclW6AB-v

The fourth seminar will take place on 23th May 2024, 5 p.m. CET, with Mona Fawaz’s Inhabiting Beirut’s Cycles of Boom and Bust. To attend online register at: https://polito-it.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUuc-mrqjgpGNWyIv7XxQiYsTdN0B-pcEgV

In our fifth and final seminar, on 13th June 2024, 5 p.m. CET, we will have Emma Shaw Crane‘s Martial Matters: Race, Environment, and Surplus in the Suburb. To attend online register at: https://polito-it.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApcuqtpzkuE9FebU-97xI6gRMnS7r6cz5t

We look forward to having you join us!