Mobility is fundamental to urban living. But how do we talk about it and are we asking the right questions? This event invites a range of speakers to discuss these questions.
|Date||14 November 2018|
|Time||20:00 - 22:00|
The city is “not simply a place where one lives, it’s above all a crossroads”, according to the French philosopher Paul Virilio. Cities are made possible and are continuously shaped by mobilities, every moment of the day – from walking and cycling to migration and tourism. Mobility is much more than transport flows, migration or tourist numbers. It is our way of being together as society. It is a sort of a commons. But does the way we talk about mobility, study it and plan for it reflect its complexity and its social meaning? Responding to the question, this evening scholars, city officials, artists and the public together draft a common dialogue agenda on city and mobility in Amsterdam.
This event is both a closure and an opening. It brings together the results of the seminar series Cities & Mobilities organized by Anna Nikolaeva (University of Amsterdam) at the Centre for Urban studies and it opens a Cities & Mobilities dialogue forum.
This event is the concluding event of the Cities & Mobilities seminar series, funded by a CUS Seed Grant XL. It is organised by Anna Nikolaeve in collaboration the Centre for Urban Studies and Pakhuis de Zwijger.