THE URBAN DIASPORAMA

Date/Time: 13/01/2015 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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The space and time of accelerated flows of information, commodities and people, poses a special problems of representation for cartographers and also for ethnographers committed to validating locally situated knowledge. The complex changes in demography and social space subsumed under the term ‘gentrification’ also need to be traced at the level of specific networks and local interfaces. The contributions to this session demonstrate that far from being a frictionless process, globalisation makes sense only if its vicissitudes are tracked through everyday lives and habitats of those most directly affected.

Suzie Hall
Living Migration: Symbolic, Collective and Intimate Maps

Melissa Butcher and Luke Dickens
Creating Hackney as Home: Youth Perspectives on Gentrification in London

Emma Jackson
Mapping ‘Our London’ and Beyond: Ordinary Cosmopolitans and Super-diverse Homeless Space

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Venue: City Centre Queen Mary University of London

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