Workshop "Social Structures in Megacities"

Chaired by
Michael Bommes (Professor of Sociology, Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies, Osnabr√ľck University, Germany)

  • Mariana Cavalcanti (Anthropology, Centro de Pesquisa e Documenta√ß√£o de Hist√≥ria Contempor√Ęnea do Brasil, Getulio Vargas Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
    “From Shack to House to Fortress: The Favela Dwelling as a Total Social Fact"
  • Zvikomborero Theodore Chadambuka (Human Rights Lawyer, Harare, Zimbabwe)
    ‚ÄúUrban Dwellers and Politics: The Case of Operation Murumbatsvina, Harare, Zimbabwe‚ÄĚ
  • Neslihan Demirtas (Media and Communication, Izmir University of Economics, Turkey)
    ‚ÄúThe Impacts of Neoliberal Policies and Identity Politics on Low Income-Settlements in Turkey: The Case of Bo?azi√ßi Gecekondu Neighbourhood of Ankara‚ÄĚ
  • Alberto Martin Di Peco (Architect and Journalist, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
    ‚ÄúCrossing Greater Buenos Aires with Rallyconurbano‚ÄĚ
  • Yannan Ding (Urban Geography, University of Leuven, Belgium)
    ‚ÄúHandling Emergency in Megacities: A Case of South China under Snow Storm in 2008‚ÄĚ
  • Ajay Gandhi (Anthropology, Yale University, New Haven, USA)
    ‚ÄúVernacular Citizenship and Everyday Governance Amongst India‚Äôs Urban Poor‚ÄĚ
  • Louis-Patrick Haraoui (Medicine and Anthropology, University of Montr√©al, Canada)
    ‚ÄúThe Orientalist‚Äôs Sore Biomedical Discourses, Capital and Urban Warfare in the Colonial Present‚ÄĚ
  • Esther H√©rnandez-Medina (Sociology, Brown University, Providence, USA)
    ‚ÄúA Tale of Two Cities: Mexico City, S√£o Paulo and the Chances for Citizen Participation in Latin America‚Äôs Megacities‚ÄĚ
  • Clarissa Huguet (Human Rights Lawyer and Coordinater, Children and Youth in Organized Armed Violence Program, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
    ‚ÄúUncontrolled Urban Growth and COAV ‚Äď Is There a Relationship between Rapid Urban Growth and the Involvement of Children and Youth in Armed Violence?‚ÄĚ
  • Astrid Ley (Architecture and Urban Design, Technical University Berlin, Germany)
    ‚ÄúMoving Targets as a Coping Strategy: Re-thinking Emergent Patterns and Relations of Organized Urban Poor Groups‚ÄĚ
  • Colin McFarlane (Geography, Durham University, UK)
    ‚ÄúSanitation in Mumbai‚Äôs Informal Settlements: Governance, Infrastructure and Cost-Recovery‚ÄĚ
  • Oliver Schwedes (Sociology, Social Science Research Center Berlin, Germany)
    ‚ÄúMobile Cities - Reinventing Urban Mobility‚ÄĚ
  • Daniela Vicherat Mattar (Social and Political Science, European University Institute, Florence, Italy)
    ‚ÄúUrban Planet, Walled World: Questioning the Nature of the Urban Bond‚ÄĚ
  • Penny Weller (Human Rights Law, Victoria University / Monash University, Melbourne, Australia)
    ‚ÄúThe Modernity of Megacities: Echoes in History, Power and the Politics of Difference‚ÄĚ
  • Felix Wemheuer (Sinology, University of Vienna, Austria)
    ‚ÄúGoverning the Body of the Peasant Worker in China‚Äôs Cities: Dangerous Sexual Desires of the ‚ÄėOther‚Äô in the Official Discourse‚ÄĚ