Sumayya Kassamali

Thursday, March 22, 2018 | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Sumayya Kassamali Jackman Humanities Building – Room 318 (170 St. George Street) The City of Exiles: Reimagining Beirut This talk discusses the recent growth of an urban underground in Beirut composed of escaped female domestic workers of Asian and African origin, and male Syrian refugees. It examines new […]

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Rachel Weber

Friday, March 23, 2018 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Rachel Weber Sidney Smith Hall – SS5017A (100 St. George Street)   Real Estate Speculations: How Fast Money Overbuilt Chicago Looking at the case of Chicago’s downtown during the 2000s, I show how novel financial instruments, such as commercial mortgage backed securities, boosted liquidity in global […]

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The Right to Move

Friday, March 16, 2018 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM   Shelagh Pizey-Allen (TTC Riders),  Jared Colb (Cycle Toronto),  Dylan Reid (Walk Toronto),  Tim Ross (University of Toronto),  Ben Spurr (The Toronto Star)   Sidney Smith Hall – SS5017A (100 St. George Street) The Right to Move : Mobilizing for Change Across Transport Modes     In a […]

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Sian Sullivan

Friday, March 9, 2018 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Sian Sullivan   Sidney Smith Hall – SS5017A (map) Making nature investable? Considering some outcomes of coupling ‘nature’ with ‘capital’   The contemporary moment of global ecological crisis is also a moment wherein ‘nature’ is being named and framed as ‘natural capital’. The term ‘natural capital’ is […]

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Thian Yew Gan

Friday, February 23, 2018 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Thian Yew Gan  Sidney Smith Hall – SS5017A (map) Global Climate Change Impacts to the Cryopshere and Remote Sensing of Environment   Besides climate change impact to the hydrosphere, the cryosphere is also undergoing rapid changes during the 20th and the early 21st Century, such as […]

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Che Gossett

Friday, February 23, 2018 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Che Gossett Sidney Smith Hall – SS5017A (map) Abolitionist Entanglement: Palestine, Animal Necropolitics and Anti-Colonial Ecology   In this lecture Che Gossett brings together Fanon, Sylvia Wynter, and Afropessimism as well as recent Palestinian films about animal necropolitics to consider both abolitionist aesthetics and how abolition […]

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Heather Dorries

Friday, February 2, 2018 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Heather Dorries + Susan Blight   Sidney Smith Hall – SS5017A (map) What Would a Decolonial City Be Like? Speculations on Sovereignty, Planning Theory, and Indigenist Urbanism   At its core, planning is a speculative practice. Imagining alternative futures has long been considered a step towards addressing […]

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Kuni Kamizaki

Friday, January 26, 2018 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Kuni Kamizaki   Sidney Smith Hall – SS5017A (map) Struggles over urban land: Organizing the Community Land Trust for equitable development and economic democracy in Parkdale  Housing unaffordability, eviction, and displacement are everyday challenges faced by low-income and marginalized communities in gentrifying neighbourhoods, as urban development assumes […]

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AirBnB and Toronto

Friday, December 15, 2017 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Thorben Wieditz  + Zachary Spicer  + Amy Buitenhuis  Sidney Smith Hall – SS5017A (map) AirBnB and Toronto: How Is Short-Term Renting Affecting Our City? This panel will be presenting and discussing how the rise of the platform, short-term rental housing has affected the City of Toronto. Thorben will […]

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Naomi Paik

Friday, December 1, 2017 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Naomi Paik University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Sidney Smith Hall – SS2125 (map) Rightlessness: Hunger Strikes, Force-feeding, and testimony at Guantánamo Naomi Paik will address themes raised in her new book, Rightlessness: Testimony and Redress in U.S. Prison Camps Since World War II, which grapples with the history […]

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