Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Urban Sociology

Arjun Appadurai and Jörg Niewöhner at Think and Drink

  • When Apr 23, 2018 from 06:00 to 09:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC200)
  • Where Universitätsstraße 3b; 10117 Berlin
  • Attendees Arjun Appadurai Jörg Niewöhner Talja Blokland
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Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
Universitätsstraße 3b

6pm Room 002 (Ground Floor)

Think and Drink Colloquium is a collaborative project of
--> Georg Simmel Center for Metropolitan Studies // HU
--> Urban and Regional Sociology // HU

It is open to anyone interested in Urban Studies - feel free to join!

Arjun Appadurai, New York University

Joerg Niewöhner, HU Berlin

Urban matters - an anthropological conversation with Arjun Appadurai


In a conversational mode open to the audience, this session will explore anthropological perspectives on the urban condition today. Two aspects are of particular interest: What is the role of 'the material' in shaping urban conviviality? And how can we begin to understand cities as intimately connected to local Umland and global Hinterlands. We will draw on examples from Germany, India and the US to better understand, how established problems of justice, governance and planning may be appearing in a somewhat new light through recent shifts towards new materialisms. Is this changing the way we conduct our own research?