PhD Defense on Urban Transition Politics by Shivant Jhagroe07 Oct, 2016
How struggles for sustainability are (re)making urban spaces
You are invited to join the PHD defense by Shivant Jhagroe!
Transitions are long-term transformations of normality. However, most transition theories and discourses downplay the political nature of transitions. Urban sustainability challenges (e.g. impact of climate change, urban smog, economic crisis) provide useful entry points to investigate transition politics. Urban transition politics can be conceptualized by combining insights from transition research, critical urban studies and (urban) governmentality research. We can witness how different urban histories and new political rationalities shape sustainable spaces (e.g. floating houses and community gardens). However, urban transition politics is a messy practice and does not ‘automatically’ lead to more sustainable and just cities. A radical transition ethics could enable researchers and professionals to engage with urban eco-spaces more democratically.
Friday the 7th of October.
13.30 – 15.00 PhD defense of Shivant Jhagroe
15.00 – 17.00 Reception
The ceremony will take place in the ‘Senaatzaal’, Erasmus University Rotterdam. We kindly request you to be present 15 minutes in advance.
If you’re planning to join, please register here. Participation is free of charge.