The session is devoted to the most intriguing contemporary urban phenomena in countries of the South, where the basic terminology for describing cities has come to be redefined. The dichotomy between “chaos” and the Modernist idea of “spatial order” occurs to be inadequate to address the challenges ahead. Could it be that the vision of well-ordered city space is just another utopian dream?

AbdouMaliq Simone
Learning to be Jakarta: spatial practices and urban majorities

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