Forum Urban Resilience (12/11/20-25/02/21)



In this series of lectures, we will discuss how citizens, communities, and the city's governmental apparatus face old and new crises (social and ecological crises, pandemics, totalitarianisms etc.) and develop responses that become part of the urban culture. Most specifically, during the Forum Urban Resilience, we will bring together lectures that analyze different reactions to urban crises, seeking to pay particular attention as to how these responses prompt cultural changes and the reconstruction of cultural dynamics in the city. Besides that, we will discuss the potential of cultural creativity for the strengthening of the social tissue of cities and communities in order to allow them to withstand changes.

Participants are invited to reflect upon the role community-based projects, self-organized projects, and literature play as part of the responses to crises and efforts to reinvent oneself and the local culture(s) in different contexts.


P r o g r a m :

12.11.20, 16h15 CET
“Generación de cartografía de riesgo de la COVID-19 en los espacios urbanos y rurales de Galicia (España)”
Prof. Dr. Ángel Miramontes Carballada (University of Santiago de Compostela)

19.11.20, 16h15 CET
“Welcome to the selva. Über Umwelt-Resilienz als lateinamerikanisches ‘Narrativ’”
Prof. Dr. Victor A. Ferretti (University of Augsburg)

03.12.20, 16h15 CET
“La Cultura y la creatividad como estrategias para la resiliencia y el desarrollo de las ciudades en el contexto Post Covid-19”
Andrés Gribnicow (Consultant at the American Development Bank & Former Secretary of Culture and Creativity at the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sciences and Technology of the Argentine Republic)

17.12.20, 16h15 CET
“Critical Approaches to Local Cultural Development: Cultural Mapping for Community Intervention Projects”
Dr. Cláudia Carvalho (CES – University of Coimbra)

07.01.21, 16h15 CET
“Migrant Women’s Resistance to Domestic Violence: the Importance of Network Support in European Cities”
Dr. Márcia Baratto (Research Director of REVIBRA / European network of support to Brazilians affected by domestic and gender violence)

14.01.21, 16h15 CET
“Authentizität des urbanen Raums und die Möglichkeiten der Stadtentwicklung”
PD Dr. Stefan Lindl (University of Augsburg)

21.01.21, 16h15 CET
“Inventing Social Landlordship in Brazil”
Prof. Dr. Renato Cymbalista (University of São Paulo – USP | UNINOVE)

28.01.21, 16h15 CET
“Exiliados y migrantes resilientes en la ciudad argentina: Árbol de familia (2010), Todos éramos hijos (2014), Solo queda saltar (2018)”
Prof. Dr. María Rosa Lojo (University of El Salvador – USAL Buenos Aires)

04.02.21, 16h15 CET
“Imaginary Chinatowns”
PD Dr. Kirsten Twelbeck (WZU – University of Augsburg)

11.02.21, 16h15 CET
“Pandemics in Times of Bolsonaro and Trump: Otherness and Resilience”
Beatriz Carbone (University of Augsburg)

25.02.21, 16h15 CET
"Ethische Fragestellungen, Konflikte und Lösungen im Spannungsfeld zwischen der Bewahrung des kulturellen Erbes und Herausforderungen durch den Klimawandel"
Ulrich Müllegger (Director of Welterbe-Büro Augsburg)

Organized by the Urban Cultures Working Group at the Professorship for Iberian Romance Studies in cooperation with the ISLA Institute of Iberian and Latin American Studies, University of Augsburg.

If interested, please contact Series Coordinator for access information, etc.