If there is one seminar series in urban anthropology that has attracted lots of attention in recent years, this is the CADES (Advanced Master of Cultural Anthropology and Development Studies) at KU Leuven. Thanks to the work of the wonderful Filip De Boeck and Ann Cassiman (and their colleagues!) the series has really become a point of reference for many thinking cities from below and from within, across geographies.
Tonight I will join the series, sharing the floor with Michel Agier (!). We will discuss our respective take on the ‘right to the city’ in our respective works in Bucharest (myself), Brazil and the African continent (Michel).
I very much look forward to this opportunity and to the conversation with CADES colleagues and students! The program of this year’s seminar series is below.