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Urban Life at the Extensions

University of London Institute in Paris, France

Il Beyond Inhabitation Lab ( organizza una settimana di incontri all'Università di Londra a Parigi (ULIP) sul tema Urban Life at the Extensions dal 17 al 21 Aprile.

L'evento è organizzato dal visiting professor al DIST, nonché co-direttore del Beyond Inhabitation Lab, AbdouMaliq Simone e da Michele Lancione.

Gratuito ed aperto al pubblico, l'evento racchiude interventi di numerosi accademici e attivisti che lavorano su questioni di urban studies, racial capitalism, urban extensions, inhabitation e housing.


Urban Life at the Extensions
Paris, 17-21 April

The conceptual programme begins with the question incumbent in engagements with “the urban” as to who can act, who is endowed with the sensate capacities, why has agency and affect become the purview of only certain “actors” and not others, and thus a sense of urban power constructed on the basis of a limited assignation of agential performance? Why sustain a bifurcation among human, built, technical, and social domains, for are not these identifications themselves urbanized to assume a multiplicity of collective actions? How then to inhabit a pluriversal urban terrain?

It will engage the notion of ‘extension’ and ‘extensions’ in ways that themselves exceed the focus on extension beyond city form to suggest that going beyond can take place anywhere and is manifested not only in new territorial formations but also in ways of living and inhabiting.

Extensions draw attention to intensive entanglements across different locations, to different ways of living, different games of getting by, different logics and identities of what any given place might be. Extensions as augmentations of urban information processes, decision support systems, territorial management, surveillance and control, as well as the unforeseen ways in which urban spaces can offer inexplicable affordances. This is not only about seeking to overthrow the current system by suggesting new models or imposing utopian visions. It is about extending the possibilities for putting existing materials to new uses.

Full Program