Habitat Unit

Thursday, 22.06.2023, 2.00 p.m. | Halle 7 IfA, TU Berlin and on Zoom

Matthew Gandy - Natura urbana: ecological constellations in urban space

In his lecture, Matthew Gandy will present arguments from his new book on urban nature by exploring a series of different vantage points for the study of socio-ecological assemblages in urban space. He will reflect on the possibilities for a new conceptual synthesis that combines observational approaches with urban political ecology and the recognition of non-human others within the ecological pluriverse.

Matthew Gandy is Professor of Geography at the University of Cambridge and an award-winning documentary film maker. From 2003 to 2004 he spend his Humboldt Research Fellowship at Humboldt University, Berlin. His books include Concrete and clay: reworking nature in New York City (MIT Press, 2002), The return of the White Plague: global poverty and the “new” tuberculosis (Verso, 2003, co-editor), Urban constellations (jovis, 2011, editor), The acoustic city (jovis, 2014, co-editor), The fabric of space: water, modernity, and the urban imagination (MIT Press, 2014), Moth (Reaktion, 2016), The botanical city (jovis 2020, co-editor), and Natura urbana: ecological constellations in urban space (MIT Press, 2022). 


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