These seminar series, organized in collaboration by the French Institute for Anatolian Studies (IFEA) and the Institut Français du Proche-Orient (Ifpo), emerged from the will of developing scientific reflexion and cooperation on various issues and dynamics in urban space, as well as enhancing scientific dialogue from a Southern perspective. Both research institutes have a long tradition of research on urban studies and the creation of research poles as Urban Observatory of Istanbul is one of the examples. Several researchers working in and with these institutes express regularly their interest on scientific questioning of the city. The seminar aims therefore to answer to this need and to propose a common space for the researchers of different UMIFREs on urban questions. The seminar will be held 2 times per year and will host researchers around a specific topic for each session. The following sessions are already scheduled for the year 2023:
Gender and Mobility in Urban Space
June 19, 2023, 12:30 pm (Beirut time)
Does gender matter when studying urban space in the Middle East? A dual image emerges in the cities and town of the region. While most of these societies have a reputation for conservativism, the urban spaces constitute sites and offer a set of opportunities which challenge social and political control over women. As Linda Herrera and Asef Bayat proves, new practices and representations are sparked in the urban interstices. At the same time, cities have long provided the stage for the massive flow of migrants, both from within countries and from elsewhere. These newcomers reframe ordinary practices of the city and reshape the right to the city (Lefebvre). These two presentations will explore gender dimensions in work and migration to shed light on the existence of another city.
Participant 1 : Ceyda Sungur, PhD Student, IFEA, « Visual narratives on everyday mobility: the case of women cleaning workers in Istanbul »
Participant 2: Elsa Maarawi: The re-arrangement of gender relations in a migration context: exile trajectories of Syrians in Lebanon.
Meeting ID : 979 9607 6056
Secret Code: uF6jRy
|Date de l'événement
|19/06/2023 12:30 pm