Bfu Presents: Global Perspectives On The Right To The City

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Brisbane Free University says
Join us this Wednesday night at Blackstar cafe in West End to talk about the global context of the right to the city movement, with a specific discussion about urban and rural community organising and social resistance in Bangladesh.

The speakers:
Amy Macmahon is a sociologist, activist, carer and gardener from Brisbane. She is currently writing a PhD thesis on the role of gender relations in climate change adaptation in Bangladesh, focusing on four rural communities in the southwest coastal region. These communities are facing the impacts of climate change as well as processes of agricultural and economic liberalisation, which are impacting on people’s access to food, water, land and work. Amy has also done work and research on urban agriculture, food security, renewable energy policy and fossil fuel divestment.

Lutfun Nahar Lata is pursuing a PhD in Sociology at The University of Queensland, Australia. Her research focuses on urban poor’s access to public space for earning income. Drawing on data from qualitative interviews with 100 street vendors and 30 key informants and using Sattola slum as a case, her research explains the power relations and negotiations that the urban poor of Dhaka utilise to access public space both within and beyond the slum for earning a livelihood. Her research interest focuses on urban poverty, street vendors, right to the city, urban space, gendered space, social class and inequality.
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By: Brisbane Free University

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