Urban Poverty Workshop in brief
In 2016 took place the first workshop “Urban Poverty. The praxis of planning in unequal cities”. It was a pretext for:
- Identifying a new framework for “urban poverty” studies;
- Dealing with urban poverty using an interdiscipinary point of view;
- Promoting interdisciplinary actions;
- Putting together theory and practices for intervention;
- Developing critical thinking in future and contemporary experts.
Courses were organised in three parts:
(i) Theory – new keys/framework for interpretation of the urban poverty fenomenon
Ananya Roy opened discussion about urban poverty to new meanings, points of view, research fields, encouraging new theoretic debates;
(ii) Miscellaneous – tools from experiences
Case studies from Italy were illustrated by experts that focused interest on analysis and intervention tools;
(iii) Field Work – intervention
V Municipality of Rome was the selected area for the field work. Participants had the opportunity to speak with associations, inhabitants and delegates from the Municipality, to identify specific problems and issues related to “poverty” in this area.
At the end of the workshop participants presented to this Municipality representatives their project proposals.
PICS FROM THE WORKSHOP