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Thinking About the Pandemic

Teresa Caldeira and Judit Carrera

The Future of Cities: A View from the Global South

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The anthropologist and Professor of the University of California-Berkley, Teresa Caldeira, will speak with Judit Carrera, director of the CCCB about the challenges confronting cities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Teresa Caldeira has a long career in studying new forms of urban life and transformations of public space and has become a reference in contemporary urban thinking. On the basis of her experience in Brazil, she has reflected on some of the problems faced by big cities around the world, among them spatial segregation, urban violence, and social discrimination, while also studying their implications in the use of public space, especially in the peripheries of megalopolises in the Global South.
The crisis caused by the expansion of COVID-19 places the focus of debate precisely in these spaces of the urban world. How is this pandemic changing life in cities? Can cities be a space of resistance to the authoritarian drift of the world? How can we rethink density and living together in the cities of the future?

This conversation has been prerecorded in order to guarantee its technical quality and to comply with the current restrictions of movement. It will be broadcast on the CCCB website.

Participants: Judit Carrera, Teresa Caldeira

This activity is part of Thinking About the Pandemic

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Teresa Caldeira and Judit Carrera

The Future of Cities: A View from the Global South

The anthropologist and Professor of the University of California-Berkley, Teresa Caldeira, speaks with Judit Carrera, director of the CCCB about the challenges confronting cities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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