Joining the KU Leuven CADES seminar series

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.


Two seminars in Bristol: Committed positioning and underground Bucharest

Committed positioning_Advocating for messiness

Tomorrow, 23 February 2016, I will deliver two seminars at the School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol (2pm and 4pm, Seminar room 1). The first will be a PhDs’ workshop on ‘committed positioning’ and ethnography at the urban margins (you can download the presentation here). The second will be a departmental talk around my recent ethnographic work with drug users and homeless people in the underground canals of Bucharest (details are here).

These talks are possible thanks to the generous support of the School of Geographical Sciences. Particular thanks go to Giuseppe Carta and Andrew Lapworth for the original invitation and the organisation of the event.