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Bergen Exchanges: Urban Inequality and Securitization    

17 August 2020 @ 17:30 - 19:00 CEST

Johnny Miller/Unequal Scenes


17 August 2020
17:30 - 19:00 CEST


Jekteviksbakken 31
Bergen, 5006 Norway
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For this year’s Bergen Exchanges on Law and Transformation, GRIP is hosting the session “Urban Inequality and Securitization” on August 17. You can attend the event physically or watch it online. 

The recent virus pandemic has, arguably, transformed all aspects of human life—including the domains of biomedical health, global mobility patterns and everyday interaction. It has also, however, deeply impacted the multiple inequalities that are weaved into the texture of urban spaces and transformed these—often through forms of what one could label securitization. This has ranged from intensified surveillance practices (cameras, cell phones, heat detectors) to the introduction of state practices—such as curfew and urban zoning—that one would in a pre-pandemic era have deemed draconian or, at least, deeply problematic from a human rights or political perspective.

This roundtable will critically engage and probe the relations between multiple forms of urban inequalities and securitization brought on by the pandemic.


Randi Gressgård (University of Bergen)
Atreyee Sen (University of Copenhagen)
Antonella Di Trani (Superior national school of architecture of Paris- Val de Seine, ENSAPVS)
Tereza Østbø Kuldova (OsloMet)

Convener: Bjørn Enge Bertelsen, Global Research Programme on Inequality (GRIP)


The event will be streamed at Zoom. Please follow this link to join the event.

You can also attend the seminar physically at Bergen Global (Jekteviken 31). If you wish to attend the event physically, please note the following: according to the infection control measures, the organizers need to have an overview of who is present at all times and thus kindly asks all who plans to participate physically to sign up beforehand via this link. Please note that according to corona virus regulations all participants must keep a distance of at least one metre from each other and maintain good hand hygiene. Your name and phone number will be registered and kept for 10 days. If you have any respiratory tract symptoms you should stay at home.


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