Quill Kukla (Georgetown University), 'Spatial Agency, Territory, and the Right to the City'
The idea that the city should be for everyone and made by everyone is often known as the right to the city. I begin by exploring this idea, and then think about how cities are marked by spatial injustice- that is, our unequal access to and control over city space. I ask, how are people unequally situated so as to access a right to the city- how do they have unequal spatial agency, or an unequal ability to inhibit the spaces that make up a city? I analyze the concept of 'public space', and ask what sorts of public and non-public spaces people need in order to flourish in a city. I explore what is involved in building cities that afford all their residents the right to the city, enabling city dwellers of all sorts to exercise spatial agency in shared space.
|Name||Dr Suzanne Whitten|