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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Stadt- und Regionalsoziologie

Right to the City and Law in the City: The ambiguous politics of legal engineering

Talk by Joanna Kusiak, Universität Wien / Cambridge University
Wann 14.05.2018 von 18:00 bis 21:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC200) iCal
Wo Universitätsstraße 3b; 10117 Berlin; R002
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  • Dr. Joanna Kusiak
  • Prof. Talja Blokland
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May 14, 6pm, Room 002 (Ground Floor)

Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
Universitätsstraße 3b

10177 Berlin

 

Joanna Kusiak, Universität Wien / University of Cambridge

Right to the City and Law in the City: The ambiguous politics of legal engineering

 

Is law a sustainable tool for urban justice? The lecture points at the level of informality hidden within highly formalized legal and judicial systems. Analysing the contested process of urban property restitution in Warsaw, I show how seemingly neutral legal technicalities are used to smuggle in neoliberal agendas. Yet can we also co-opt the grey zones of the law and employ legal technicalities for our progressive struggles?