Right to the City – How Urban Forms of Resistance are Reconfigured in the Age of Motion

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“City” suggests freedom, participation, and the possibility of individual development and emancipation beyond social control and conformity. To which degree, however, are these conceptions mere projections that shatter when faced with the reality of cities in the age of increasing, both voluntary and forced, migration? What determines a life with no permanent residence? Which dreams get lost on the way, and which may be found?

The spiraling routes taken by young migrants are at the core of the ethnographic research that urban scientist AdbouMaliq Simone has conducted over the last several decades. The journeys she has documented raise questions about new forms of cohesion that have sprung between people in constant motion and ask how they help to reshape the city and what they can do to fight for their “right to the city.” Within this context, Simone focuses on the coalition between migrants and renters that has recently changed and currently still transforms the tension between protest and (housing)policy.

With: AbdouMaliq Simone (Goettingen/Jakarta), Andrej Holm (Berlin), Nazan Maksudyan (Istanbul/Berlin), Sandy Kaltenborn/Kotti&Co (Berlin) / Moderation: Elisa T. Bertuzzo

21.06. / 19:00 / HAU1
Panel: On the state of our cities – a critical survey
With Katalin Gennburg, Ingrid Krau, Christoph Schäfer, Michael Schindhelm
Moderation: Christoph Twickel / German with English translation / Admission 3,00 €
Right after: Sharon Zukins City as Homeland: Building a Culture of Radical Resiliency (Keynote)

22.06. / 11:00 / HAU1
Panel: Solidarity Institutions Strategies for international cultural politics in nervous times
With Johannes Ebert, Nicoleta Esinencu, Andreas Görgen, Renzo Martens, Bouchra Ouizguen, Alya Sebti, Annemie Vanackere
Moderation: Priya Basil / German and English with German and English translation / Admission free

22.06. / 16:00 / HAU1 
Panel: Art. Democracy. Public space.
With Amelie Deuflhard, Stefan Hilterhaus, Rüdiger Kruse, Akira Takayama amongst others
German and English with German and English translation / Admission free

22.06. / 20:00 / HAU2 
Panel: City as factory – How logistics and master plans change city life
With Jochen Becker, Klaus Ronneberger, Kathrin Tiedemann, Michael Zinganel
Moderation: Elisa Bertuzzo / Performance: Hauke Heumann / Visuals: Jan Lemitz
German with English translation / Admission free

23.06. / 17:00 / HAU2
Panel: space, practices, and perspectives – The production houses and the independent scene
With Verena Billinger, Monika Gintersdorfer, Cindy Hammer, Alexander Karschnia, Sebastian Matthias, Matthias Pees a.o. / Moderation: Janina Benduski, Bettina Masuch / German / Admission free

23.06. / 20:00 / HAU2 
Panel: Right to the city – How urban forms of resistance are reconfigured in the age of motion
With AbdouMaliq Simone (Keynote), Andrej Holm, Sandy Kaltenborn, Nazan Maksudyan
Moderation: Elisa Bertuzzo / German and English with German and English translation / Admission free



AdbouMaliq Simone (Goettingen/Jakarta), Andrej Holm (Berlin), Nazan Maksudyan (Istanbul/Berlin), Sandy Kaltenborn/Kotti&Co (Berlin)

Moderated by

Elisa T. Bertuzzo