Atelier Amérique du Nord : "Rethinking the City: Identity, Heritage, Globalization"
Atelier Amérique du Nord
"Rethinking the City: Identity, Heritage, Globalization"
Mardi 22 novembre 2016 de 17h à 19h à l'ENS de Lyon (15 parvis René Descartes - salle F 106)
Intervenant : Klaus Benesch, Professor of English and American Studies at LMU-University of Munich
This talk will discuss some core assumptions about the city, both in urban and cultural studies. Taking as my point of departure Mike Davis’ claim that the city figures as both a major driving force of, and a potential solution to, contemporary ecological crisis, I look at how cities have to change in order to bring forth their ‘urban’ qualities and to rein in what Davis conceives of as the un- or anti-urban tendencies concomitant with globalization and unfettered capitalism.