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Asian Cities Urban Settlers Forum

Note: Please RSVP and a Zoom webinar link will be sent to you in advance of the event.

The Georgetown Global Cities Initiative is proud to partner with Ateneo de Manila University to convene scholars whose research explores the culture of informal communities in Asia.

 

This event has been scheduled on Manila time! (+12 hours from EST) The session will commence on June 11 at 9am PST (Manila) which is June 10 at 9pm EST (Washington, DC). 

 

The Asian Cities Urban Settlers project is an ongoing collaboration among historians, anthropologists, planners and urbanists to learn from the experience of people in marginal and spontaneously-built settlements. We aim to place the oral accounts of settlers at the center of a comparative historical exploration of the vast, largely unplanned, and often legally ill-defined expansion of settlement that has come to dominate the urban process through large parts of Asia.  For more background on the Asian Cities Urban Settlers project, please see here


 

AGENDA (Manila time, GMT+8)

 

9:00 am                Welcome Remarks

 

Uwe Brandes, Georgetown University

Michael Pante, Ateneo de Manila

 

9:15 – 10:15       Presentations

 

Gotong Royong and the Transformation of Kampung Ledok Code, Yogyakarta

Uji Nugroho W, UGM-Yogyakarta

 

 

Ashen History: Narrating the Fire at the Origin of Modern Singapore

Kah Seng Loh, University of Western Australia

 

 

Unsettling Stories of Eviction from a Vietnamese New Urban Zone

Erik Harms, Yale University

 

 

 

10:15-10:30         Q&A

 

10:30-10:45         Break

 

10:45-11:45         Presentations

 

Settlements and the Heritage Dilemma

Michael D. Pante, Ateneo de Manila University

 

 

Displacement, Encroachment and Settlement: Interrogating Kyu in Periurban Yangon

Jayde Lin Roberts, University of New South Wales

 

 

Kasumigaoka Apartments: The People Evicted Twice for the Tokyo Olympics

Mori Mayumi, Independent Writer 

Jordan Sand, Georgetown University

 

 

11:45-12:00         Q&A and Concluding Remarks

 

12:00                     Adjourn

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