Between September 26-28th 2019 our SSHRC Partnership Grant Project Gender, Urbanization and the global south: a transformative knowledge network (GenUrb), hosted a three-day international conference, Feminist Explorations of Urban Futures (FEUF) at York University. The event was funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), York University, and the IGU Commission on Gender and Geography. With more than 80 speakers and over 200 attendees, we hosted paper sessions, roundtables, and workshops on themes of: affective urban cultures; comparative feminist urban research; decoloniality; feminist GIS; feminist methodologies; financialization / debt; gendered mobilities; housing; infrastructure; migration / displacement; place-making; practices of resistance; right to the city; social reproduction; translation; urban activism; urban peripheries; urban policy; and violence and securitization.
Dr. Clara Han (Johns Hopkins University) gave an opening keynote entitled Echoes of Death and the Life Story, while Dr. Katherine McKittrick’s (Queens University) closing keynote was entitled Living just enough for the City/ Volume VI/ Black Methodology. To see both keynotes visit here.