18. Oktober 2021
The Philosophisches Seminar and SWIP-Hamburg will hold an in-person lecture to launch our WiSe21/22 speaker series on feminist political philosophy.
We are welcoming Prof. Quill Kukla of Georgetown University (USA), one of the most exciting and creative contemporary philosophers working on ethics and agency, social epistemology, bioethics, and the philosophy of language.
The event will be on Monday, 18 Oct. at 14:00, in Ü35, Hörsaal B. Lecture and discussion will be in English.
Prof. Quill Kukla, Georgetown University
"Spatial Agency, Territory, and the Right to the City"
The idea that the city should be for everyone and made by everyone is often known as the right to the city. This presentation begins by exploring this idea, and then thinks about how cities are marked by spatial injustice—that is, our unequal access to and control over city space. Kukla asks, how are people unequally situated so as to access a right to the city—how do they have unequal spatial agency, or an unequal ability to inhabit the spaces that make up a city? Kukla will analyze the concept of 'public space' and ask what sorts of public and non-public spaces people need in order to flourish in a city. They explore what is involved in building cities that afford all residents the right to the city, enabling city dwellers of all sorts to exercise spatial agency in shared space.
For questions about this event or the Feminist Philosophy Speaker Series, contact Dr. Caleb Ward: caleb.ward"AT"uni-hamburg.de