2018 marks the tenth anniversary of what is commonly known as the Global Financial Crisis. Beginning with the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2007, the crisis brought Wall Street and Main Street into intimate, often deadly contact. It was also distinctly urban in both its causes and effects, relying on and then perpetuating the financialization of household economies and municipal coffers alike. Despite our global understanding of crisis, however, it left many parts of the globe unscathed while deepening inequality and dispossession within very specific geographical locales. Further, in many spaces it prompted the instantiation of new forms of resistance and radical democracy from below. These two roundtable discussions will build off the themes of Finance, Crisis, and the City, which we developed during a conference in May 2017. In particular, it will think about the where, why, and how of crisis; finance and real estate after and in response to 2008; and new articulations of justice, emancipation, or just making do in the face of austerity and the financialization of the urban. In bringing together a range of scholars across the spatial social sciences, moreover, it seeks to think beyond binaries of global north and south to develop a robust understanding of actually existing politics and practice.
|Panelist||Sara Hinkley UC Berkeley||20|
|Panelist||Elvin Wyly University of British Columbia||20|
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