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Writing urban life: stories of waste and cities

March 27 @ 12:00 - 13:30

Clusters: Speculative Life

Join the Concordia Ethnography Lab for a thought-provoking exploration of urban life with Durham University professor Colin Mcfarlane, as he challenges conventional narratives and invites us to reimagine the cityscape!

In this presentation, Colin Mcfarlane will delve into his recent research on urban fragments and waste, asking: “how do we write differently about urban life?”. Mcfarlane will explore various conceptual frameworks, writing techniques, and ideological stances that could influence our perception and portrayal of urban existence. The discussion will highlight both the opportunities and obstacles, as well as the unresolved inquiries and overlooked aspects, within this discourse.



Colin Mc Farlane is a professor at Durham University. His work focusses on the experience and politics of the city. He explores how cities are known, lived and politicised. This includes research on urban living, densities, fragments, and learning across different cities, focussing in particular on the economic margins.



📅: March 27, 2024 | 12-1:30 p.m

📍: Speculative Life Research Cluster E.V 10.625

🔗: Make sure to register HERE !



March 27
12:00 - 13:30
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