Cities in shock 1 : The urban traces of terrorist attacks - conference 01st June
Cities in shock
1. the urban traces of terrorist attacks
The conference will take place on the 1st of June 2016 at 19:45 in Brussels, 48 Quai du Commerce 1000 Brussels
Robin Wagner-Pacifici (The New School, NYC)
Sarah Gensburger (CNRS, Institut des sciences sociales du politique)
Gérôme Truc (Ecole Normale Supérieure - Cachan)
Following the Brussels attacks of March 22nd, Bill De Blasio, Mayor of New York City, called his colleagues from Brussels and Paris to an "exchange of experiences" between the three cities.
The aggressions we have witnessed recently were not only directed towards groups or populations ; they targeted cities and what is at their core : the liberal public space and urbanity as a way of life.
Today, these tragic events require dialogical interpretations and explanations, involving specialists from urban research, sociology of terrorism and criminology. The series of conferences cities in shock is an attempt to start such a dialogue between french, belgian and american scholars.
Please find, enclosed, the invitation and the program of this first conference.
Admission is free, by reservation (max 50 participants) to the following address :
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