A Radical Geography Community
On Monday 22nd June, Ruth Wilson Gilmore (Professor of Geography, City University of New York) presented “Extraction: Abolition Geography and the Problem of Innocence”, with an introduction from Ruth Hopkins (Senior Journalist, Wits Justice Project);
On Tuesday 23rd, Edgar Pieterse (African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town) participated in a discussion on “The Contemporary African City: Crises, Potentials, and Limits” with Alex Wafer and Prishani Naidoo (Wits University);
On Wednesday 24th, Gillian Hart (Professor of Geography and Development Studies at UC Berkeley) and Françoise Vergès (Chair in the Global South at the Collège d’études mondiales) participated in a discussion on “Capital, Disposability, Occupations” with Sharad Chari and Melanie Samson (Wits University);
And on Thursday 25th, Ananya Roy (Professor of City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley) presented “City’s End: Making the ‘People’s Territory’”, with an introduction from Achille Mbembe (Professor at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research).
Videos of the first three sessions are available below. Many thanks from all the organisers of the IGJ to Zen Marie (Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand) for producing these videos, and to the Antipode Foundation for support.
Extraction: Abolition Geography and the Problem of Innocence
The Contemporary African City: Crises, Potentials, and Limits
Capital, Disposability, Occupations