Urgent reflections. Urbanity in times of COVID-19
Nancy Garín and Antoine Silvestre
Wednesday 29 July, 6 pm
Online course at Zoom
In this last session, conceived as a debate, we will focus on the current situation of the covid-19 global emergency.
Our focus on how structural inequalities have been developed through space and urbanity by the process of capitalist colonialization has been clearly evidenced, if it ever needed to be, by the pandemic. We want to be able to use the analysis framework established by the course to think about the political management of the virus. How the very idea of urbanity gives keys to understanding the new paradigm left behind by the covid-19 crisis.
Nancy Garín (Chile, 1972) is an independent journalist, art researcher and curator working in projects related to critical thinking, new pedagogies, archives, memory and decolonialism. She was a member of the Etcetera art group, La Internacional Errorista and the research group Peninsula: Colonial Processes and Artistic and Curatorial Practices. She is a member of the research and production platforms Equipo re and Espectros de lo Urbano.
Antoine Silvestre is an architect and philosopher. After graduating in Architecture from the National School of Architecture in Strasbourg in 2007, he worked as an independent architect until 2013. He earned a master's degree in Citizenship and Human Rights: Ethics and Politics at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Barcelona in 2015. Since then, he has been conducting research into the relationship between city, capitalism and urbanism within the framework inherited from the European world system and modern liberal democracies. He also works in architectural design, stage design and web platform design, teaches workshops and writes critical essays.