18 May 2022

Beyond Inhabitation Lab Seminar Series

Professor Michele Lancione, Full Professor of Economic and Policy Geography and Visiting Professor at the Urban Institute, and his research team in Turin have launched the Beyond Inhabitation Lab Seminar Series.

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Professor Michele Lancione, Full Professor of Economic and Policy Geography and Visiting Professor at the Urban Institute, and his research team at the Inter-university Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning in Turin have launched the Beyond Inhabitation Lab Seminar Series, a set of high profile interventions that will take place both online and in-person, in Turin. 

The seminar involves hosting three distinguished scholars to explore how ideas of inhabitation are being reimagined through urban struggles in diverse geographies. 

 The first event will occur on 19/05, with Irene Peano’s presentation Thinking Through Radical Inhabitations in Italy’s Encampment Archipelago: Geographies, Genealogies and Militant Research. To attend online register at: https://polito-it.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcud-qtpjsrGdJYu3v0rTI4j0OYsu2P3tpp

The second event will take place on  30/06, with Alana Osbourne’s Decolonial Tours: Quilting Time for Living in a Fractured City. To attend online register at: https://polito-it.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYod-2uqTIqG9LuhvTXFWoVOGbrMYqLDWlj

In our third and final Spring session, on 14/07, we will have Wangui Kimari intervention, “We Are All Taxonomists”: Vernaculars of Geological Time From Southern Margins. To attend online register at: https://polito-it.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkdeiprj0qGtVVyL_Jau2t2dgE_ZQmpUTM

All events will be at 4:30 p.m. (CET). Participants can attend online (registering at the above links) and in-person (DIST, Castello del Valentino, Torino). All sessions will be recorded and made available afterward on our website.

The Beyond Inhabitation Lab is an initiative supported by Professor Lancione’s ERC Starting Grant on Inhabiting Radical Housing and is co-directed by the UI’s Professor AbdouMaliq Simone. The Lab aims to investigate how inhabitation is re-worked from the ground across urban geographies in everyday life endurances that can morph, often silently, into struggles against contemporary and historical forms of dispossession. 

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