Heterogeneity in the city

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Linna building rooms 5026/27.


University of Tampere, Faculty of Social Sciences
Dwellers in Agile Cities

Heterogeneity in the city

Thursday 16 March 2017, Linna 5026/27

Seminar program
This one-day open seminar focuses on the heterogeneity of actors and actions in the city. How do different people use the city as they live their lives? How do they together open up possibilities for activity and livelihood? How do they struggle over urban space and right to the city? For what kinds of uses is the city planned for, and who get to decide on these uses? These kinds of questions are keys for understanding contemporary societies and the kinds of agencies that are possible right now. Urban living is where the future is created, yet it is full of contradictions.

Professor Robert Beauregard (Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation) and Academy of Finland Research Fellow Anna-Kaisa Kuusisto-Arponen (University of Tampere, Faculty of Management) will start the seminar with their keynotes.

Keynotes: 12.15-14.00
Chair Turo-Kimmo Lehtonen
Robert Beauregard: New Materialism, Planning, City
Anna-Kaisa Kuusisto-Arponen: Newcomers in the city


Workshop Programme
Chair Liisa Häikiö

14.30-16.00 Session 1
Maija Jokela: Occupying the city
Yrjö Kallinen: Rolling: Theft as a shared relation to the city-center
Turo-Kimmo Lehtonen & Olli Pyyhtinen: Thinking food outside the box: Diving into the urban waste stream

16.30-18.00 Session 2
Aino Alatalo: Art and culture in malleable space
Eeva Puumala: Senses of engagement: Methodological reflections
Panu Lehtovuori & Sampo Ruoppila: Temporary uses producing difference in contemporary urbanism

Robert Beauregard: Concluding remarks


For more information, please contact Liisa Häikiö (liisa.haikio@uta.fi)
or Turo-Kimmo Lehtonen (turo-kimmo.lehtonen@uta.fi)