The Superdiverse City
In the frame of the Jockerweek 2014 of Ghent University, the one day session ‘The Superdiverse City. Spaces of urban migration in Europe” is taking place today focusing on how the built environment is occupied, used, appropriated by “migrants” in urban spaces.
A number of interventions by invited guests are organized in three sessions on subthemes: the first one, ‘Superdiversity. The (new) policies vis-à-vis urban migration’, will tackle the theme from a sociological and political sciences perspective; the second, ‘Mapping (urban) migration’, will focus on quantitative, qualitative and hybrid ways of mapping; the third ‘Coping with (urban) migration via design’ will discuss the role of architects, architecture and planning in relation to Superdiversity.
Latitude is invited to discuss the role and the huge potentials of mapping with respect to the often invisible appropriation of urban spaces by the weaker groups of migrants in our cities, with a special focus on the recent research work in Luanda.