Published: May 19, 2022
The new urban study group that will start in June 2022 at Future of Humanity Research Center, is usually a closed study group, but for the first meeting only, it will be an open event: screening and lecture, inviting Professor Matthew Gandy from Cambridge University. Please note that the language will be English only.
Thursday, June 9, 2022, 4:15 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Future of Humanity Research Center (FHRC)
Screening (71min.) "Natura Urbana" (2019) directed by Professor Matthew GANDY (with English subtitle)
Prof. Kumiko KIUCHI will give a brief introduction to the film.
A brief description and synopsis of the film (in Japanese) will be shared before the screening.
Commentator : Professor Masato DOHI (Tokyo Tech)
Facilitator : Professor Kumiko KIUCHI (Tokyo Tech)
Part 2 will begin with welcome address from Prof. Asa Ito, Director of FHRC.
Questions from the audience will be accepted during the discussion.
Professor 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.