On February 8th, 2017 Roger Keil gave a presentation entitled "Suburbs, theoretically! How the urban periphery can be a site of theory and politics" at the Balsillie School of Internationl Affairs in Waterloo, Ontario.
From the abstract:
"In political and urban theory, the city centre is the place to be. Where minds meet and talent is creative, where capital concentrates and political institutions dominate, where public space is called an agora: that's where society finds its core, from where it can be understood. This presentation challenges this view by pointing to the periphery as a place from where we need to understand the urban in the 21st century. Much more, I will argue, it is the periphery from where we need to decipher society and politics in the sub/urban century."
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