Join us this evening for the second instalment of the Spaces of Contestation: Art, Activism and the City series curated my Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte. Geoff Mann gave the first talk to kick off the series last month. Tonight, the series continues with Jamie Peck: Neoliberal urbanism — artful alternatives? 

What does it mean to say that cities like Vancouver have taken a “neoliberal” turn, embracing market-oriented policies while paying little more than lip service to questions of social welfare, affordability, and environmental sustainability? Does the embrace of “creativity” really hold the promise of an alternative path, or does it threaten more of the same? Exploring these questions, Jamie Peck will chart the rise of the neoliberal city, calling attention to its mutations, its limits, and to its alternatives.

Jamie Peck is Canada Research Chair in Urban & Regional Political Economy and Professor of Geography at UBC. An economic geographer with interests in labour studies, urban theory, and the politics of globalization, his publications include Constructions of neoliberal reason and the co-edited collection, Contesting neoliberalism: urban frontiers.
Neoliberal urbanism — artful alternatives? is part of the Spaces of Contestation series, a larger project that will result in public performances, publications, and an exhibition in spring 2014. Full schedule and more information here.

Talk 2
Neoliberal urbanism — artful alternatives? by Jamie Peck
November 12 | 7.00pm
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
SFU Woodward’s

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