The Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences(MGSHSS) is organizing a talk by AbdouMaliq Simone titled as
The Spiraling of Stamping Feet: Peripheral Spaces and Practices for New Urban Worlds
AbdouMaliq Simone is an urbanist and research professor at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity. He has worked extensively on urban spaces, significantly on practices of social interchange, technical arrangements, local economy, and the constitution of power relations that affect how heterogeneous African and Southeast Asian cities are lived. His work deals with a multiplicity of propositions and capacities for relationships that remain untapped in popular districts across urban Asia and Africa, even though they are deployed every day. His concerns extend beyond the celebration of the informal, but rather in discovering the incipient formation of new cities and urban regions in the intricate relational meshes of how things get done, a city and region that are more inclusive and which maximize the resourcefulness of their inhabitants, that suggest new ways for institutions to concretely connect with their constituents, and for the practices of residents to inform the operations of those very institutions.
Publications: In Whose Image? Urban Practices and Political Islam in Sudan (1994). For the City Yet to Come: Urban Life in Four African Cities (2004). 2005 Urban Africa: Changing Contours of Survival in the City (2005). City Life from Jakarta to Dakar: Movements at the Crossroads (2009). Jakarta: Drawing the City Near (2014). New Urban Worlds: Inhabiting Dissonant Times (2017). Improvising Lives: Afterlives of an Urban South (2018).