How Urban Decorum Works: Territory, Law and Heritage, talk @Geographies of the law symposium, Turin, Dec 13, 2021

Talk by Cristina Mattiucci (UNINA) and Anke Schwarz (TU Dresden) Over the past decade, the idea of ‘urban decorum’ has gained traction in contemporary Italian streets and squares. Though reminiscent of earlier debates on securitization…

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‘Cities of Hope’: RGS-IBG Urban Geography Research Group’s Annual Conference, Nov 18/19, 2021

Poster for UGRG Annual Conference 2021



On November 18 and 19, 2021, the RGS-IBG Urban Geography Research Group held its ‘Cities of Hope’ annual conference. The event brought scholars and activists together to explore what more just cities might look like, tackling issues ranging from gender-based and racial forms of violence to housing injustices.

On Nov 18, I chaired an inspiring session with Veda Popovici and Michele Lacione entitled ‘The false symmetry of research-activism. Towards accompliceship and undercommon praxis’ on their joint work in Bucharest with the Common Front for Housing Rights (FCDL). It has been featured in the ‘It started raining’ documentary (, and the blog – take a look.

You can find more information about the RGS-IGB Urban Geography Research Group by visiting our website and you can follow our activities on twitter @UGRGRGS

Urban geography otherwise? Decentering academic knowledge production in praxis. Session @RGS-IBG, Sept 1, 2021

Dual session at RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2021 Chairs: Anke Schwarz (TU Dresden) and Monika Streule (ETH Zürich) Today, many scholars are aware of the theoretically well-founded need to work towards more decentred urban knowledge production.…

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