Event I: Spatial Agency, Territory, and the Right to the City

Date: 14th of October 2021
Time: 15:00-17:00 GMT
Location: Council Room, Firth Court
online attendees can register here (event series page)

What this event will be about:

Many of us can relate to the idea that a city has a certain identity, or more loosely a certain “feel.” Los Angeles is defined by the glitz, glamour, and fame of the Hollywood lifestyle. Berlin is a city known for its grungey punk scene. But how does public art, and more specifically street art, work to shape the identity of a city while also shaping the city dwellers themselves? In this lecture, we will hear from Dr. Quill Kukla whose upcoming book City Living: How Urban Spaces and Urban Dwellers Shape One Another, examines how material spaces shape the agency of city dwellers and how in turn dwellers negotiate the space of their cities to shape the space according to their needs. 

You can register for the event here. If you are attending in-person, you do not need to register. Should you choose to attend in person, we kindly ask you to wear a face covering.

This event is organized by Kayleigh Doherty

We will be hearing from:

Quill Kukla, who is a Professor of Philosophy and a Senior Research Scholar at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University, where they are also a core faculty member in the Disability Studies program. They are also currently a Masters student in Urban and Regional Planning at Georgetown, and the Editor-in-Chief of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal. For 2021/2022, they are a Humboldt Research Scholar at Leibniz University Hannover. Their main areas of research are social epistemology, bioethics, philosophy of science (especially geography and medicine), philosophy of language, and anti-oppression philosophy. They are an amateur competitive boxer and powerlifter.