QUESTIONING URBAN MODERNITY
Conference, May 18, 2012, University of Amsterdam
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Jennifer Robinson (Department of Geography, University College London)
It is widely accepted that our understanding of contemporary city life is based primarily on the tradition of western conceptualizations of modernity, dating back to the turn of the twentieth century. The ways in which Western thinkers have articulated city spaces in relation to urban subjectivities have formed the pillars upon which many new directions in urban studies have been built.