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Durham University

School of Government & International Affairs


Violence, peacebuilding and the city

6th September 2018, 09:00 to 7th September 2018, 14:00, School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University

Matariki Network Meeting

Peace and Conflict Studies have started to take a strong interest in the ways in which dynamics of violence as well as peacebuilding are affecting cities and are processed in urban contexts. In a context of migration and urbanisation, cities around the world have therefore been seen as microcosms of both war and peace. We would like to invite our Matariki partners who take an interest in ‘the urban’ in relation to peace and violence to a network meeting in Durham on 6 September (pm) – 7 September (am) 2018. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- The destruction of cultural heritage in cities
- Urban ‘badlands’ and violence
- The role of the arts in the city
- The transformation of urban landscapes
- Memory sites in urban contexts
- Cities as micro-sites of peacebuilding
- Building trust through urban networks
- Urban infrastructures and architecture as catalysts of segregation and unification
- Relocations as spatial tools to restructure urban politics
- The global marketplace and the city
- Violence and peacebuilding in divided cities
- The (global) governance of cities

If you have any further questions, please email Stefanie Kappler

Contact Details

T: +44 (0) 191 334 5742

F: +44 (0) 191 334 5661