Talk – weds 10th Greenwich U

I’m redoing my east India company in Deptford talk at greenwich next weds. Any new news updates welcome. 

 

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What are the possibilities beyond middle class NIMBYisms* ? What lies beneath it?
* NIMBYism is a term, usually pejorative, to describe the Not In My Back Yard response of community spaceholders to ‘development’ not of their liking, choosing or design.
Rationale
Negotiations over the built, governed and lived environment are a key struggle of our times. We ask how they occur, what stories they tell and how they may be undertaken in future. This conference aims to connect academics, activists and practitioners interested in engaging, even playing, with the assemblage of built environment, social justice and political ecology, whether supportive or indifferent to recent Localism governmentalities at home or abroad.
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Format
The afternoon will begin with a keynote lecture from cultural theorist Prof John Hutnyk, followed by six short presentations and close with a screening of Riot From Wrong, a documentary exploring the London riots of August 2011.

Discussion and networking will be facilitated throughout with time and light refreshments. To help with logistics attendees are requested to email me on fuad.ali@gre.ac.uk by 5th July.

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Speaker lineup

The East as a Career: from Deptford to Calcutta and back, the present prehistory of the Convoys Wharf development
John Hutnyk, Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths (Keynote)

The Campaign Against Water Privatisation in Italy: Democratising Water from Below
Emanuele Lobina, Public Services International Research Unit, University of Greenwich

Unlimited dreams in limited spaces. The case of Geneva Camp, Dhaka
Ruhul Abdin, Paraa

Infertile ground: planting community gardeners to the bottom of the New York City garden movement (thesis submission permitting)
Liat Racin, Department of Geography, King’s College London

Regeneration for whom? The Battle of Lewisham Gateway
Helen Mercer, Campaigner

NIMBYtecture
Tim McGinley, Technologies for Sustainable Built Environments Centre, University of Reading

The conceptual range and register of Awkward Localisms
Fuad Ali, Sustainable Built Environment Research Group, University of Greenwich

Details
1pm to 615pm
Wednesday 10th July 2013
Lecture Theatre KW002
King William Court
University of Greenwich
30 Park Row
London SE10 9LS
Nearest station: Greenwich Cutty Sark