• Tuesday , 19 November 2019

Cities in Global Capitalism: the New Urban-Technological Fix

Cities in global capitalism

Date: Monday 20 November 2017, 6.00pm – 7.00pm

Venue: Haughton Lecture Theatre, Museum Building, Trinity College Dublin

The Department of Geography, School of Natural Sciences in Trinity College Dublin presents a talk by Dr Ugo Rossi ‘Cities in Global Capitalism: the New Urban-Technological Fix’. Dr Rossi is Senior Researcher in Political and Economic Geography at the University of Turin and author of Cities in Global Capitalism published earlier this year.

Why have the fates of cities and capitalism become so inextricable in times of globalization? Ugo Rossi’s talk revolves around this key question, providing an updated overview of the intricacies of today’s city-capitalism nexus, which looks at its multiple driving forces – financialization, entrepreneurship, the housing sector, consumption, technology, the sharing economy – as well as at its internal contradictions and political possibilities.

Mobilizing a Marxian-Foucauldian biopolitical perspective on contemporary urbanism, the author shows how the capitalist logic has come to encompass the entirety of city life. In doing so, he illustrates how cities, particularly after the Great Recession of the late 2000s, reflect the life-oriented construction of global capitalism in both negative and affirmative ways.

It is free to attend and all welcome. Register here

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