University of Amsterdam (UvA) Centre for Urban Studies is hosting a guest lecture by Dr. Kirsten Seale entitled Markets as barometer of urban places in April 16, 2015. In her lecture, Dr. Seale will talk about social and spatial narratives of place production in globalised twenty-first century cities through communities and experiences produced in urban markets. By doing so, she will present how markets can play a role in constructing and representing places in the city. Dr Seale considers key and interconnected framing narratives that highlight intersection and difference in markets in diverse, international, urban contexts. For instance, redevelopment and relocation, the privatisation of public space, and urban renewal. The social and spatial challenges and potentialities generated within this constellation of markets, place, and city are explored through case studies in Sydney, Rio de Janeiro, London, Antwerp, and San Francisco.

Dr. Seale teaches inter-disciplinary design at the University of Technology, Sydney, and is adjunct fellow at the Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney. She is also co-editor of Informal Urban Street Markets (Routledge, 2014) and author of the forthcoming Markets, Places, Cities (Routledge, 2015).

The lecture will be followed by a discussion moderated by Freek Janssens (UvA). Ceren Sezer (TU Delft) and Asli Duru (LMU, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich) will act as discussants in this session. Afterwards there will be time for drinks.

The event will take place from 15:00-17:00 in room REC-C2.05 (REC B/C/D Ingang B/C) in Nieuwe Achtergracht 166 1018 WV Amsterdam

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