Latin American Urban Research in Dialogue

Conference: 19th-20th of October 2020

Bremen (Germany)

About the Conference

The world is turning urban, and every day, both in everyday life and through the media, we experience the breadth and depth of the changes this transformation brings with it and will continue to do so in future – climate change and migration, the loss of biodiversity or the handling of social pluralisation… In several respects, these and other major issues of our time are essentially also urban issues.

It is with this in mind that the conference Latin American Urban Research in Dialogue invites scholars to exchange views on the potential of Latin American urban research to contribute with its concepts, theories and/or methods to an urban knowledge production that is both sensitive to place and local context while all the same speaking to issues of shared international relevance. In other words, the conference aims to expound on an urban theory that is rooted in “ordinary” Latin American urban experiences while speaking to global concerns (cf. Robinson 2006, Robinson and Roy 2016).

About the Organisers

Our transdisciplinary team conists of :

  • Tania Guerrero Rios, PhD cand., Geography, UCL London
  • Dr. Álvaro Sanchez Jimenez, Panama / Geography, UCL London.
  • Christian von Wissel, Urban Theory, Hochschule Bremen (HSB)
  • Clara Sofie Röhrig, MA cand., Ethnology and Cultural Studies, University Bremen

Call for Papers

Our Call for Papers is still open until April 15th, 2020. We are looking for renown and early career scholars as well as postgraduate students.

Confirmed Speakers

We are looking forward to welcoming international speakers such as:

Dr. Angela Giglia (Anthropology, UAM-Iztapalapa. Mexico), Dr. Ann Varley (Geography, UCL London), Dr. Kathrin Wildner (Urban Anthropology, HCU Hamburg), Dr. Peter Krieger (Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, UNAM Mexico), Dr. Laura Kemmer (Centre for Metropolitan Studies, TU Berlin), Dr. Melanie Lombard (Urban Studies and Planning, University of Sheffield), Dr. Hanna Hilbrandt (International Planning Studies, TU Dortmund), Dr. Álvaro Sanchez Jimenez (Panama / Geography, UCL London), Tania Guerrero Rios (Geography, UCL London), Dr. Monika Streule (Urban Sociology, ETH Zürich.)


Prof. Dr. Christian von Wissel (Conference Organizer)

Clara Sofie Röhrig (Conference coordination)

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