Join us for a seminar on social conflict mapping in Durban
Speakers: China Ngubane and Patrick Bond
Date: Tuesday 22 January 2013
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
Topic: The technique of generating spatial reflections of social processes has not been adequately attempted in relation to Durban’s numerous social protests. These protests have recently been analysed (by Shauna Mottiar and Patrick Bond) in Politikon, and their mapping has been sponsored by the journal Antipode (https://antipodefoundation.org/scholar-activist-project-awards/). The first cut at several maps by the Centre for Civil Society Dennis Brutus Community Scholars will be reviewed, including a geographical understanding of microgrievances and social mobilisation techniques in Umlazi.
Speakers: China Ngubane has been working with Occupy Umlazi and many other social movements in Durban, and is a Brutus Community Scholar. Bond directs the UKZN Centre for Civil Society and coauthored a recent study of social protest in Durban: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/02589346.2012.746183