Please join the Department of City and Regional Planning for a roundtable discussion with Gautam Bhan (Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Bangalore/Delhi), Kelly Gillespie (University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg), AbdouMaliq Simone (Rujak Center for Urban Studies, Jakarta), and Teresa Caldeira (Department of City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley).
This event is co-sponsored with Global Metropolitan Studies.
Senior Consultant for Curriculum Development and Policy and Advisory Services, Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Bangalore/Delhi
Gautam Bhan teaches urban poverty, development, housing, planning theory and contemporary Indian politics at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements. IIHS is India’s first prospective National University for Research and Innovation addressing the challenges of urbanization through an integrated program of education, research, consulting, and advisory services. He is co-principal investigator of “Re-framing Urban Inclusion,” a three-year research project that explores new frameworks in thinking about practices and conceptions of more egalitarian cities in India.
Senior Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Kelly Gillespie’s research has focused on the project of incarceration in post-apartheid South Africa. Her research interests include criminal justice, legal anthropology, South African history, race, and sexuality. Her current research is on intimate violence and its refashioning of the relationship between public and private spheres, as well as on the life of judgment in criminal courts. She is working on the book manuscript Cramped Time: The Dialectics of Punishment in Post-Apartheid South Africa. Kelly Gillespie is a convener of the Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism, based at WISER.
Research Professor, University of South Australia; Visiting Professor, African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town; Research Associate, Rujak Center for Urban Studies, Jakarta
AbdouMaliq Simone is an urbanist with particular interest in emerging forms of social and economic intersection across diverse trajectories of change in cities in the global south. He has a vast record of publications that include: In Whose Image: Political Islam and Urban Practices in Sudan (University of Chicago Press, 1994), For the City Yet to Come: Urban Change in Four African Cities (Duke University Press, 2004), City Life from Jakarta to Dakar: Movements at the Crossroads (Routledge 2009), and Just the City: Life and Relational Politics in Jakarta (University of Minnesota Press, forthcoming in 2014).
Professor of City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley
Teresa Caldeira’s research focuses on predicaments of urbanization and reconfigurations of spatial segregation and social discrimination, mostly in cities of the global south. She has been studying the relationships between urban form and political transformation, particularly in the context of democratization. Her current research focuses on new urban practices, such as graffiti, tagging, and new modes of circulation. She is the author of City of Walls: Crime, Segregation, and Citizenship in São Paulo (University of California Press, 2000) and was named a Guggenheim Fellow in 2012.
This event is part of the Fall 2013 Lecture Series at the College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley. For other lectures in the series, see: http://ced.berkeley.edu/events-media/lecture-series/.
Image: Central Jakarta, Sean Gallagher/National Geographic Society/Corbis.