On how the proliferation of urban amenities affects the cultural consumption of the new middle classes, and how those processes relate to urban identities, life styles and the urban commons.
During this two day workshop we will seek answers to the following questions: how do new forms of bridging and bonding emerge, how are membership and status within a scene determined, how do distinct types of scenes (clusters of amenities, spatially and temporally) differentially affect urban development, in which contexts are they embedded, how about the aesthetic and ethical symbolisms and about the political drivers? Also—more generally—what is in the character of a particular scene that speak to broader and more universal themes, notably the maintenance and enhancement of urban commons?
|09.30-10.00||Welcome (coffee and tea||B.3.02|
|10.00-10.10||Opening by Luca Bertonlini||B.3.02|
|10.10-10.30||Introduction by Jan Rath||B.3.02|
|10.30-11.15||New urban consumption spaces in gentrifying cities by Lia Karsten||B.3.02|
|18.00-17.30||Dinner||Pakhuis de Zwijger|
|20.00||Public event at Pakhuis de Zwijger|
Urban water consumption: Practices, cultures and entanglements by Sophie Watson
|15.45-17.30||Wrap up and discussion of future plans||D.0.01|
This workshop - sponsored by a CUS Seed Grant - is organised by Jan Rath and Merel Ursem. The workshop is part of a joint program of action by various international scholars Prof. Süheyla Schroeder (BAU International Berlin), Dr. Barış Ülker (Center for Metropolitan Studies, Technical University Berlin), Prof. Bülent Bilmez (Bilgi University Istanbul), and Prof. Jan Rath (Center for Urban Studies, University of Amsterdam) that seeks to showcase the variety of ways in which the proliferation of middle class life styles and its concomitant cultural consumption affects the urban commons.