USP to host Indigenous Urbanisation in Latin America workshop

Latin American urban area

On 21st March 2019, the department will host a workshop focussing on the topic of indigenous urbanisation in Latin America. Co-organised by Dr Philipp Horn, as well as the workshop will have an emphasis on Bolivia and Brazil, as well as key political, social, economic, spatial, and cultural shifts related with these trends.

It will bring together an interdisciplinary group of researchers in different career stages who will explore, among others, urban reconfigurations of indigenous identities, communities and organisation patterns; the urbanisation of rural communities; the intersectional inequalities faced by indigenous peoples in the city; and the impacts of social and spatial mobility over understandings of urban indigeneity.

The workshop is funded by the Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS) Events Grant, the Postcolonial Studies Association (PSA) and the University of Sheffield’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning.

The workshop will take place at the University of Sheffield on Thursday, 21 March 2019. Speakers will give a 15-minute presentation/provocation before opening for questions and general debate, as detailed in the programme here.

For those interested in joining the discussion, we have space for approx. 20 more people to attend the event. Places will be allocated according to a first come first served basis. For more information, and to register to attend the workshop, please see the Eventbrite page.

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Philipp Horn, University of Sheffield:
Aiko Ikemura Amaral, University of Essex:
Desiree Poets, Virginia Tech:

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