Dwelling in Liminalities: Uncanny conversations

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February - June 2020
Virtual event
A seminar series by Michele Lancione and AbdouMaliq Simone Events take place on Google Meet – see the meeting links below.



What is the meaning of dwelling in liminalities? In urban times when life becomes reconfigured by all sorts of densities and calculations, new and old forms of liminalities intersect to produce spaces of inhabitation that encompass traditional notions of margins, exclusions or expulsions.

These processes become reconfigured in the larger restructuring of what urban life is and means in today’s machinic cities. We have invited scholars working through a number of critical approaches, and we have asked them to provide their reading of the economies of inhabitation in uninhabitable times.

What is the political in rethinking life through the liminal assemblage of the urban?

This emerging conversation will cut across geographies and fields of enquiry to provide an orientation to our collective critical labour.


On hustling, density and tracing

with Tatiana Thieme (UCL) and Colin McFarlane (Durham)

Wednesday, 5th February, 2020, 3-5PM

ICOSS Boardroom (Portobello St)

On techno-imperialism, race and the value of life

with Erin McElroy (NYU) and Andrea Gibbons (Solford)

Wednesday, 20th May, 2020, 4-6pm (London time)

Meet link: https://meet.google.com/vjc-mbyy-kam

Strange Encounters in Uncanny Markets

with Jordanna Matlon (AU) and Thandi Loewenson (RCA)

Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020, 3-5pm (London time)

Meet link: https://meet.google.com/oag-osxh-kmd

On pathology, sounds and the black radical tradition

with Dhanveer Singh Brar (GD) and Ashwani Sharma (UEL)

Wednesday, 10th June, 2020, 3-5pm (London time)

Meet link: https://meet.google.com/kap-ptcg-hah 

On bordering 

with Suzi Hall (LSE) and Antonis Vradis (Loughborough)

Wednesday, 17st June, 2020, 3-5pm (London time)

Meet link: https://meet.google.com/pgo-bcah-dxh

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