Brown Bag: Spatial visibility of Greenlanders in Aalborg

This presentation is based on a master thesis carried out in a collaboration with the Greenlandic House in Aalborg. This study focuses on the spatial visibility of the Greenlandic communities in Aalborg by particularly looking at the places of social gatherings. During the seminar, two such places and social gatherings will be discussed. First, the celebration of Greenlandic National Day at the Aalborg Zoo. Second, social activities taking place at the Kennedy Square. The seminar will present personal experiences/attitudes of the Greenlandic residents towards these places as well as, the broader socio-economic implications these places and activities represent. The main points of discussion for the seminar will revolve around the following topics: the right to the city; politics of difference; availability of public spaces. Furthermore, the ongoing redevelopment taking place in Kennedy square will be brought up as part of the discussion about the availability of public places for socially vulnerable urban communities.

Time

10.03.2021 kl. 12.00 - 13.00

Description

Spatial visibility of Greenlanders in Aalborg. The cases of Kennedy Square and the Aalborg Zoo

Speaker:
Sania Dzalbe, a recent graduate in Human Geography, Umeå University, sadz0002@student.umu.se

Abstract:
This presentation is based on a master thesis carried out in a collaboration with the Greenlandic House in Aalborg. This study focuses on the spatial visibility of the Greenlandic communities in Aalborg by particularly looking at the places of social gatherings. During the seminar, two such places and social gatherings will be discussed. First, the celebration of Greenlandic National Day at the Aalborg Zoo. Second, social activities taking place at the Kennedy Square. The seminar will present personal experiences/attitudes of the Greenlandic residents towards these places as well as, the broader socio-economic implications these places and activities represent. The main points of discussion for the seminar will revolve around the following topics: the right to the city; politics of difference; availability of public spaces. Furthermore, the ongoing redevelopment taking place in Kennedy square will be brought up as part of the discussion about the availability of public places for socially vulnerable urban communities.

Place and time:
Rendsburggade 14, room 5.355A (C-MUS Lab), March 10, 12:00-13:00

All Brown Bag seminars are also organized online in MS Teams.

The seminars are open to everyone with interest in Mobilities and Urban studies.
Pre-registration is not needed. Please bring you own lunch.

Looking forward to see you at the C-MUS Brown Bag Seminars!

Host

C-MUS

Address

AAU, Rendsburggade 14, room 5.355A (C-MUS Lab), 9000 Aalborg

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