Mi / 10:00 – 11:30

Urbanisation beyond the City?

Hillary Angelo, UC Santa Cruz

Online (Zoom) & Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen (KWI), Raum 106, Goethestr. 31, 45128 Essen

In the final colloquium session of the winter semester, we will have the pleasure of discussing questions of capitalist urbanisation beyond the city with Hillary Angelo (University of California Santa Cruz). Proposing a new critical perspective on the socioeconomic interrelation of urban, rural, and agrarian spaces, this approach has generated a controversial debate in urban studies and social theory in recent years. It might also offer new impulses and concepts for historical and cultural analysis, especially in colonial and postcolonial contexts.

Hillary Angelo is an urban and environmental sociologist, and associate professor of sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She studies understandings of the environment and their relationship to large-scale spatial and social transformations, through historical and contemporary research on urban greening, sustainability planning and policy, infrastructure, and climate change. Her work is particularly attuned to the politics of the built environment: how natural and human-made environments mediate experience to produce particular understandings of society.