Citizenship, Migration, and Urban Space
Thu, Nov 1–Fri, Nov 2
Day 1: Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center
Day 2: Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society
Free and open to the public
The Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation and UChicago Arts present a two-day symposium focused on the form and function of citizenship, and what it means to migrate to, between, and within cities. The event will respond to a range of questions: In an era of intensifying urbanization across the globe, how does spatial practice become social practice within urban environments? How have cities facilitated or impeded the correspondence of civil, political, and social rights? How does the material transformation of urban space enable or disable social transformation? Continuing a conversation that began at Dimensions of Citizenship, the US Pavilion for the 2018 Biennale Architettura in Venice (co-curated by Niall Atkinson; co-commissioned by the University of Chicago and the School of the Art Institute), Citizenship, Migration, and Urban Space focuses on civitas from an international perspective and as a scene of perpetual movement.