The New Urban Ruins: Vacancy and the Post-Crisis City workshop

In March 2017 Victoria Habermehl presented a paper at The New Urban Ruins: Vacancy and the Post-Crisis City workshop at Trinity College Dublin. The presentation focued on research undertaken in Argentina, analysing bottom up responses to urban abandonment.

Her paper was titled ‘Resisting organised abandonment, everyday socio-spatial practices in Mercado Bonpland, Buenos Aires’. This international workshop brought together researchers interested in rethinking austerity, vacancy, temporality and memory in cities. Specific cases drew out the regional examples and national contexts and led to a greater shared learning and understanding of how to analyse vacancy in the post crisis city more generally. In particular, the Irish context of the Celtic Tiger period and subsequent crisis was central to intellectual debate. The discussions support our work across the Realising Just Cities team. The debates in the conference helped researchers to context of development in Greater Manchester, in terms of memory and urban development, as well as developing new networks for the project https://irelandafternama.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/newurbanruinsworkshopfinalprogr2602.pdf