15.07.21 17:00 Opening

Kick-off Event with Keynote Lecture by Prof. Dr. Ayse Caglar (University of Vienna / The Institute for Human Sciences (IWM))

DFG Research Training Group 2589 Practicing Place

Socio-Cultural Practices and Epistemic Configurations






Advance registration required: [gk-practicingplace@ku.de]



KGA 201

Ostenstraße 26
85072 Eichstätt

Reception in the Park / Hofgarten



City-making and Migrants: Disempowered Cities and Historical Conjuncture

This talk calls for a multiscalar perspective on migrants in city making processes to explicate the multifarous relations between migrants and cities beyond the historically and culturally constructed categories and divides of migration scholarship and public debates. It argues for the benefits of looking at the city-making dynamics of migrants through the lens of cities, which have lost their economic, political or cultural power. It proposes that once we shift our focus to urban regeneration processes and their dispossessive forces that create common conditions of displacement and precarity for urban residents, we might see migrants’ emplacement and commoning dynamics in urban politics, as well as the emerging landscapes of affect in these cities anew. Approaching to migrants and city-making in this way however, urges us to bring the concept of historical conjuncture at the center of our research.

Catholic University of Eichstätt
Teatron / Hofgarten