Irregular Settlements (Kampung) in the Context Of Capitalist Modernization, Urban Governance, and the Politics of the City: Discursive Notes from Jakarta

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Friday, March 10th, 2017

Friday, March 10, 20172:00PM - 4:00PM208N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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The talk will cover the subject of kampung, its recent fate and fortune, and whether its change is desirable? And how might the current change of kampung be understood in the context of capitalist modernization, urban governance, and politics of the city. The materials for the talk will be drawn from an on-going collaborative research with a university and notes taken from recent visits to Jakarta.

Abidin Kusno is a professor at the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University. His recent publications include The Appearances of Memory: Mnemonic Practices of Architecture and Urban Form in  Indonesia (2010); After the New Order: Space, Politics, and Jakarta (2013); Visual Cultures of the Ethnic Chinese in Indonesia (2016).


Rachel Ostep


Abidin Kusno
Professor, Department of Environmental Studies, York University

Tania Li
Director, Centre for Southeast Asian Studies; Professor, Department of Anthropology


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