Global Cities Conference

Global Cities Conference

9-12 August 2009

- only by invitation -

Organised by the Max Planck Institute for the
Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity,
Department of Religious Diversity


Papers (Download):

Peter van der Veer, MPI-MMG:
Introduction and Keynote – Comparative Study of Urban Aspirations in Global Cities

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Arjun Appadurai, New York University:
Architecture and Amnesia in Indian Modernity

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Session 1: NEW URBAN TERRAINS AND POLITIES

Steve Vertovec, MPI/MMG:
Super Diversity in Frankfurt

N. Jayaram, TISS:
Revisiting the City: The Scope and Relevance of the New Urban Sociology

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Lakshmi Lingam, TISS:
Globalising cities, Localising cultures and gendering spaces

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Matias Echanove/Rahul Srivastava, PUKAR:
Audacity, Fiction and Magic in the Mumbai 26/11 Attacks

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Ayse Caglar, Central University Budapest:
Migrants and Cities

Session 2: RELIGIONS IN AND OF THE CITY

Jose Casanova, Georgetown University:
Immigrant religions and urban governance form below

Mayfair Yang, UC Santa Barbara:
Shanghai: Re-emerging Religiosities in a Global City

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Daniel Goh, NUS:
Walking the City: Religion, Nation and Global Singapore

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Bobby Wong, NUS:
Accumulation, Stocking for the Future. Assyafaah Mosque as Archival Art

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Patrick Eisenlohr, Utrecht University:
Religious mediations and transnational aspirations. The Ahl-e Sunnat wa Jama’at as a religious network between Mauritius and Mumbai

Session 3: FINANCE, ABSTRACTION AND THE URBAN ARCHIVE

Reinhold Martin, Columbia University:
Financial Imaginaries: Toward a Philosophy of the City

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Helen Siu, Yale/HKU:
Grounding displacement: Uncivil urban spaces in postreform South China

Nikhil Anand, Stanford University:
Leaky States: The PoliTechnics of Water Supply in Mumbai

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Matthew Hull, University of Michigan:
Ruled by Records: The Expropriation of Land and the Misappropriation of Lists

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Parthasarathy, IIT Mumbai:
Rethinking Urban Informality. Global Flows and the Time-Spaces of Religion and Politics

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Imaging and Imagining the Coast: Designing Mumbai in an Estuary by Anuradha Mathur (UPenn) and Dilip DaCunha (UPenn/Parsons School of Design).

Session 4: MAP, MEMORY, MOVEMENT, STYLE: URBAN EXPRESSIONS AND IMPRESSIONS

C.J.M Wee, Nanyang University Singapore:
Cities on the Move, East Asian Cities and a Critical Neo-Modernity

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Yiufai Chow/Jeroen de Kloet, University of Amsterdam: Building Memories – A Study of Pop Venues in Hong Kong

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Lena Scheen, Leiden University:
Mapping Memories: Shanghai Stories by Shanghai Writers

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Annelies Moors, University of Amsterdam:
‘Islamic fashion’ in Europe: Religious conviction, aesthetic style, and creative consumption

 


Invited Observers:

Members of MPI/MMG
Anita Patil- Deshmukh, PUKAR
Matthias Koenig, University of Gottingen
Berndt Scherer, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
Kadambari Baxi, Barnard College, NY
Alexander Horstmann, MPI/MMG
Reza Masoudi, MPI/MMG
Jascha Yu, HKU


Organizational Support:

Karin Lentge
Jie Zhang
Keyang Li