Call for participants: Workshop on ‘Energy, austerity, informality: Exploring the everyday politics of urban infrastructure’

Looks like a great session!

Energy Vulnerability and Urban Transitions

The installation of new chimneys in order to switch to fuelwood for heating is a common strategy for coping with the economic crisis in Greek peri-urban areas (photo by Saska Petrova) The installation of new chimneys in order to switch to fuelwood for heating is a common strategy for coping with the economic crisis in Greek peri-urban areas (photo by Saska Petrova)

The Centre for Urban Resilience and Energy at the University of Manchester is organising a one-day workshop on ‘Energy, austerity, informality: Exploring the everyday politics of urban infrastructure’. The workshop will take place in Manchester on the 21st of May 2014.

The workshop aims to explore the diverse conceptual debates focusing on the nexus of everyday practices and political action in ‘post-austerity’ urban areas. We hope to open up the space for interrogating the diverse ways in which spaces of informality play a role not only in terms of ameliorating poverty, but sustaining the rhythms of everyday life more generally and contesting the broader political economies of urban austerity. Our broader intention is to start consolidating the diverse epistemic communities…

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