Tuesday, May 10th, CUNY Graduate Center Room 5414

Mini Conference of the Working Group on Public Space:

Which space for the Public?


4:00 Setha Low (CUNY Graduate Center) Keynote Address
4:15-6:00 Matilde Córdoba Azcárate, (CUNY Graduate Center), Fernando Domínguez Rubio (NYU) Idalina Baptista, (Oxford University)  Enclosures within enclosures: privatization practices, uneven development and the governance of hurricanes in Cancun (Yucatan, Mexico)
Greg Smithsimon (CUNY Brooklyn College) The Reciprocal Relationship: Public Space and Social Conflict
Goran Janev (Max Plank Institute, Halle ) Narrating the city, Narrating the Nation: The case of Skopje.
Manissa Maharawal (CUNY Graduate Center) No One in this City knows how to be in a City” Hindu Nationalism and Spatial Tactics of the New Urban Middle Class in Ahmedabad, India
Discussant:John Collins (Queens College and Graduate Center, CUNY )
6:15-8:00 Aseel Sawalha (Fordham University) Spatial Struggles in a City Square: The Post-Post Era of Beirut
Catherine Fennell (Columbia University) Citizenship pedagogy “in public” in Chicago public housing’s wake
Naomi Adiv (CUNY Graduate Center) The Amphibious Public: a social-historical geography of public bathing spaces in NYC
Discussant: Amy Chazkel (Queens College and Graduate Center, CUNY)
8:0010:00 Reception


The discussion will be inspired by an ephemeral Photo Exposition, featuring works from
Hans Maharawal, Fabio Mattioli, Sam Feather-Garne