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The Urbanization of Responsibility: Public talk by Professor Clive Barnett, University of Exeter

July 25, 2017 @ 17:00 - 18:30

University of Copenhagen & BLOXHUB present: The Urbanization of Responsibility
A public talk by Clive Barnett, Professor of Geography and Social Theory, University of Exeter

How should we understand the proliferation of ‘metrophilia’ in the first two decades of the twenty-first century, whereby all sorts of fields of practice, policy, activism and advocacy have come to think of ‘the city’ as holding the key to addressing all sorts of challenges, from economic competitiveness and social cohesion to responsive governance and environmental sustainability?

In this talk, Dr. Barnett will argue that appreciating the multiple roles ascribed to urban processes in generating and resolving problems requires shifting attention away from debates about what the city is to analysing what cities are presented as being able to do.

The talk is part of the international summer school ‘New Urban Life Across the Globe: Activism and Change in a World of Cities’ at the University of Copenhagen, presented in collaboration with BLOXHUB. For information about other public talks please visit urban.tors.ku.dk.

Date: Tuesday the 25th of July, 17h00-18h30

Venue: BLOXHUB, Fæstningens Materialgård, Eventlokalet Bygning C, Frederiksholms Kanal 30, 1220 KBH K

Attendance: Free and open to all, but please sign up no later than Friday the 21st of July by sending your name(s) to urban@hum.ku.dk


July 25, 2017
17:00 - 18:30


Fæstningens Materialgård (FMG)
Frederiksholms Kanal 30
København K,1473Denmark