Calendar

Dec
1
Fri
Dr. Simon Black - Screening of It Takes a Riot followed by a discussion period @ 626 Kaneff Tower
Dec 1 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm


December 1, 2017 - Dr. Simon Black - Screening of It Takes a Riot followed by a discussion period

Dec
20
Wed
You’re Invited to CITY's Potluck! @ 734 Kaneff Tower
Dec 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

You’re Invited to a Potluck!  

Everyone is Welcome!

Please RSVP to city@yorku.ca

Please join us for CITY’s holiday potluck on Wednesday December 20, 2017 at 3pm (in front of 734 Kaneff Tower). 

 We hope to see you there!

If we don’t see you, we hope you have a great holiday break and look forward to seeing you in the new year! 

 Wednesday December 20, 2017

3:00pm – 4:30pm

734 Kaneff Tower

Jan
5
Fri
The City Seminar - Migrant Women Walking Down the Cheap Road: Modernization and Being Fashionable in Shanghai @ 749 Kaneff Tower
Jan 5 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Dr. Penn Tsz Ting Ip

 This paper examines how new definitions of the “Chinese modern woman” affect the lives of rural-urban migrant women, with a focus on the way these women are interpellated as modern and fashionable. With a focus on the Qipulu Clothing Wholesale Market in Shanghai, also known as the “Cheap Road,” the paper analyzes how its spatial organization and commercial strategies allow rural migrant women a sense of being “modern,” and explores narratives from these migrants, focusing on their consumer experience to scrutinize how they transform themselves in response to the globalizing cityscape. This paper argues that the Cheap Road is organized spatially and commercially to sell rural women access to the images of “being modern” and of the Chinese Dream. Finally, this study suggests that by developing their fashion style through shopping, these women become the “Chinese modern rural woman” who must find a point where their identities as migrant women and Shanghai women meet.

Penn Tsz Ting IP is a PhD researcher at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, University of Amsterdam and member of the SSHRC Partnership grant “Urbanization, Gender and the global south”. Her research interests include migration studies, post-colonialism, globalization, affect theory, and queer studies. Penn’s PhD project is supported by the Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) under the funded project “Creating the ‘New’ Asian Woman: Entanglements of Urban Space, Cultural Encounters and Gendered Identities in Shanghai and Delhi” (SINGLE Project Nr: 586).

Friday January 5, 2018
12:30 – 2pm
749 Kaneff Tower
Everyone is welcome.

Feb
2
Fri
Indigeneity and the City - Clara Fraser and Jon Johnson @ 626 Kaneff Tower
Feb 2 @ 12:00 am – 1:30 am

Imagining Planning Futures – Discoveries Along the Path to Reconciliation

Clara MacCallum Fraser

Clara MacCallum Fraser is the Executive Director and co-Founder of the Shared Path Consultation Initiative, a non-profit organization focused on the intersection of land use
planning and Indigenous rights. She holds a BA in Political Science & Arabic Studies
from Concordia University, and a Masters in Urban Planning from Ryerson University.
She is currently conducting a CGS-SSHRC funded Doctorate in Environmental Studies at
York University. The focus of her research is on the intersection of land use planning and
Aboriginal & Treaty rights, exploring these issues in particular within southern Ontario.
With the Shared Path, Fraser is a 2017-2018 Partner at the City Institute at York
University (CITY).

&

Toronto as Heart Circle: Tracing a History of Urban
Indigenous Planning

Jon Johnson

Jon Johnson (PhD, Communication & Culture, York University) is an interdisciplinary
scholar that works within Toronto’s Indigenous community. His work is focused on
urban Indigenous land-based knowledge and storytelling traditions in Toronto and is
grounded in his role as a lead organizer, researcher, and tour guide for First Story
Toronto.

Friday February 2, 2018
12:00 – 1:30pm
626 Kaneff Tower
Everyone is welcome.

Feb
28
Wed
City Seminar - Questions of Municipal Service Delivery in Asia: Why Do I Have Garbage, But Not Water? @ 280A York Lanes
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Questions of Municipal Service Delivery in Asia: 

Why Do I Have Garbage, But Not Water?

A Session From the Emerging Asian Urbanisms series
Presented by the York Centre for Asian Research &
Co-organized by the CITY Student Caucus

Sarah Allen
“Service Provisions in the Periurban Areas of Can Tho, Vietnam”

&

Faisal Haq Shaheen
“Service Delivery to Informal Settlements: Contrasting the Roles of State and Non-state Actors”

Wednesday February 28, 2018
12:00 – 2:30pm

280A York Lanes

Everyone is welcome.

Mar
2
Fri
The City Institute’s Feminist Urban Studies Reading Group @ 749 Kaneff Tower
Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Time: 2-4pm
Location: 749 Kaneff Tower

 

Please join us for the City Institute’s Feminist Urban Studies Reading Group in the Winter 2018 Term

 

The dates and discussion topics are as follows:

January 5, 2018 – with Linda Peake
An Introduction: how has the feminist urban field evolved?

February 2, 2018 – with Gökbörü Tanyildiz
Social Reproduction in Feminist Urban Studies

March 2, 2018 – with Elsa Koleth
Feminist Urban Studies and the Global South

March 23, 2018 – with Linda Peake and Elsa Koleth
Feminist Epistemologies of the Urban

 

Please RSVP to city@yorku.ca

Everyone is Welcome!

Mar
16
Fri
Grant Writing Workshops at the City Institute @ 749 Kaneff Tower
Mar 16 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Please join us for a Series of Grant Writing Workshops, facilitated by Linda Peake, Director, the City Institute, in Preparation for the SSHRC Connections Grant May 1, 2018 Deadline

Connection Grants support workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums, summer institutes, or other events or outreach activities that facilitate:

  • disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary exchanges in the humanities and social sciences;
  • scholarly exchanges between those working in the social sciences and humanities and those working in other research fields;
  • intersectoral exchanges between academic researchers in the humanities and social sciences and researchers and practitioners from the public, private and/or not-for-profit sectors; and/or
  • international research collaboration and scholarly exchanges with researchers, students and non-academic partners from other countries.

Events and outreach activities funded by a Connection Grant may often serve as a first step toward more comprehensive and longer-term projects potentially eligible for funding through other SSHRC funding opportunities.

Workshop Dates

  • January 26, 2018 12-2pm (749 Kaneff Tower)
  • February 14, 2018 11am -1pm (outside of 731 Kaneff Tower)
  • March 16, 2018 11am – 1pm (749 Kaneff Tower)

 

Everyone is Welcome!

Mar
20
Tue
SuburbsTALK: Featuring Lorenzo De Vidovich @ HNES 142, York University
Mar 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Major Collaborative Research Initiative

Global Suburbanisms Presents:
SuburbsTALK

featuring
Lorenzo De Vidovich
PhD Candidate, Department of Architecture (Polytechnic University of Milan)
Visiting Scholar, City Institute at York University

March 20, 2018
1-2pm
HNES 142

Mar
23
Fri
The City Institute’s Feminist Urban Studies Reading Group @ 749 Kaneff Tower
Mar 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Time: 2-4pm
Location: 749 Kaneff Tower

 

Please join us for the City Institute’s Feminist Urban Studies Reading Group in the Winter 2018 Term

 

The dates and discussion topics are as follows:

January 5, 2018 – with Linda Peake
An Introduction: how has the feminist urban field evolved?

February 2, 2018 – with Gökbörü Tanyildiz
Social Reproduction in Feminist Urban Studies

March 2, 2018 – with Elsa Koleth
Feminist Urban Studies and the Global South

March 23, 2018 – with Linda Peake and Elsa Koleth
Feminist Epistemologies of the Urban

 

Please RSVP to city@yorku.ca

Everyone is Welcome!