In what ways did the pandemic exacerbate, transform or abate already existing urban inequalities in highly unequal cities across the world? How are new technologies of surveillance, such as algorithmic governance, drone technology or facial recognition, related to urban inequalities? Beyond the state, what providers of security are present within global cities today? What are the possible roles of law and legal practice in relation to confronting urban inequalities in an age of security?
With the above mentioned questions, GRIP’s Director Bjørn Enge Bertelsen introduced GRIP’s session at Bergen Exchanges 2020. Watch this insightful and interesting discussion on urban inequality and securitization in the context of the current pandemic, and learn from the expert panelists, Antonella Di Trani, Randi Gressgård, Atreyee Sen and Tereza Østbø Kuldova.
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A Brief Introduction of the Panelists
Antonella Di Trani is an anthropologist with a Ph.D from the Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) in Paris. She is a lecturer in social anthropology for architecture at the Superior national school of architecture of Paris- Val de Seine, Ecole nationale supérieure d’architecture de Paris- Val de Seine ENSAPVS). Her main topics are the city, heritage, inequality in urban space. Di Trani is also an affiliated researcher of the Urban Enclaving Futures research project.
Randi Gressgård is professor at Centre for Women’s and Gender Research (SKOK) and affiliated with the research unit International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER), University of Bergen. Her research interests span the fields of migration & minority studies, gender & sexuality studies and urban studies.
Atreyee Sen is Associate Professor in the Anthropology Department at the University of Copenhagen. Her main research area is on gender and urban poverty in South Asia.
Tereza Østbø Kuldova is a social anthropologist and Senior Researcher at the Work Research Institute, Oslo Metropolitan University. She has written extensively on topics ranging from populism, organized crime, nationalism, philanthrocapitalism, legitimacy, sovereignty, fashion, design, aesthetics, branding, intellectual property rights, philanthropy, India, to outlaw motorcycle clubs, subcultures, and anti-establishment resentment. She is currently working on the topics of algorithmic governance, surveillance, and artificial intelligence in policing and the welfare state.