“Assembling Place: The Case of Maxwell Street, Chicago” by Tim Cresswell, Nov 13

“Assembling Place: The Case of Maxwell Street, Chicago”, a seminar by Tim Cresswell. Wednesday Nov 13. 10:00-11:30am. Co-organized by FASS Cities Cluster and FASS Geography. Details in the poster. Venue: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, AS7 Shaw Foundation Building, Level 6, Research Division Seminar Room (06-42). To get to the Read More…

Notes on the Familiar Stranger: thinking through ambivalent encounters in public spaces. Part One.

Notes on the Familiar Stranger: thinking through ambivalent encounters in public spaces. Part One. by Dr. Junjia Ye, postdoctoral research fellow in urban geography at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, part of the GLOBALDIVERCITIES project, and Visiting Research Fellow at ARI. Thursday evening 6.30pm at the post office Read More…

‘Aspirations for Religion? Translocal Urbanism, Secularization, and the Cacophony of Religious Performance in Mumbai’ by Prof D. Parthasarathy, November 4

Prof D. Parthasarathy (ICCR Visiting Chair in India Studies, FASS South Asian Studies Programme and IIT Bombay) will give a seminar which will be followed by a launch of the book Cleavage, Connection and Conflict in Rural, Urban and Contemporary Asia (Springer 2013)(link to editor’s proof of the Introduction chapter here), which he co-edited with Read More…

A Walk in the Park: Singapore’s Green Corridor in Light of Manhattan’s High Line

Update: Report on the seminar here. Professor David Strand will present his paper “A Walk in the Park: Singapore’s Green Corridor in Light of Manhattan’s High Line” on August 5th, Monday, from 2:30-4:00pm. Professor Mike Douglass  (ARI/Sociology) will Chair. More info here. The venue is the Research Division Seminar Room at AS7 (Shaw Foundation Building) Read More…

Urban Friendship Networks as “Communities of Convenience”

Urban Friendship Networks as “Communities of Convenience” By Dr Laavanya Kathiravelu Research Fellow Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity Migration, diversity, and, despite reports of its demise, multiculturalism, still dominate much debate in the social sciences as well as amongst policy makers in a range of countries and contexts. These Read More…