WORKSHOP
Urban transformations and new urban
challenges after the COVID-19 pandemic in Amsterdam and Lima

 

This workshop promotes an interregional and multidisciplinary dialogue on the dynamics of urban restructuring taking place in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The debate will revolve around the cities of Lima and Amsterdam, two paradigmatic yet contrasting cities from the Global South and the Global North. The speakers will participate in a dialogue in which they will discuss the characteristics of the reconfiguration of urban space, the restructuring of real estate markets and any other aspect of urban life undergoing readaptation after the Covid-19 pandemic; as well as the challenges for developing urban research under these conditions. The dialogue between Amsterdam and Lima provides urban researchers with an interesting perspective on urban governance because of the different places they represent in the production of urban theory. This workshop provides insights on the following questions: How does the role of the state influence urban experiences similarly or differently in Amsterdam and Lima? What can researchers in Amsterdam and Lima learn in the theoretical formulation of urban dynamics from the different experiences of both cities?

To register please write to kelly.gomez@pucp.pe

We look forward to your participation and we hope you can spread the word to those who may be interested.

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WHEN

September 6 2021, 9:00 - 11:30 LIM/ 16:00 - 18:30 AMS

VENUE

Due to Covid-19 security measures, this event will be held via zoom and will be disseminated through the institutions' social networks. 

ROUNTABLES

RT 1: Urban restructuring and belonging before and after the COVID-19 pandemic

RT 2 - Urban centralities before and after Covid-19 pandemic

RT 3: Informalities, housing and labor before and after the Covid-19 pandemic

TOPICS

Gentrification
Covid -19 pandemic 
belonging
urbanism
housing

real estate markets
restructuring
urban governance

Programme

9:00 - 9:05 LIM/16:00 - 16:05 AMS
Entering of participants

9:05 - 9:10 Lima - 16:05 - 16:10 AMS
Introduction to the workshop - Mirtha Lorena del Castillo,
PhD Candidate in Human Geography and Urban Studies
RT 1: Urban restructuring and belonging before and after the COVID-19 pandemic 
 

Schedule:
4:10 - 5.10 (Amsterdam); 9:10 - 10:10 (Lima)

 

Discussant: Dr. Wouter van Gent and Ma. Natalia Consiglieri
(to be confirmed)

 

Presentations:

 

1.1 Post-pandemic Gentrification in Lima and Amsterdam

Mirtha Lorena Del Castillo (Researcher at CEDLA - UvA)

Ma. in Latin American Studies at the UvA  and Social Management at PUCP

PhD candidate in Human Geography and Urban Studies at Uva 

Kelly Gómez, Bsc. Human Geography from Pontifical Catholic University of Peru - PUCP

 

1.2 Elaboration of the Urban Plan of Constitutional Province of Callao during COVID-19

Franklin Velarde - Bsc. in Sociology - National University of San Marcos (UNMSM)  and Master in Urban Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences of Latin America (FLACSO), Ecuador.

Assistant professor at Pontifical Catholic University of Peru

 

1.3 Public space intervention initiative for early childhood during COVID-19

Rosa María - Psychologist from Urban-95 (Foundation whose objective is to promote public spaces for the development of children under 5 years of age)

 

1.4 Memory and Sonic Homemaking during the COVID-19 

Mary Elizabeth Tither

Ma in Documentary Arts (University of Cape Town) 

Bsch Social Sciences (University of London)

 

1.5 The covid-19 and the shift in mobility, embodiment and perception in cities

Tania Esteves Fernandes Cardoso

Phd Candidate Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (UvA)


 

RT 2 - Urban centralities before and after Covid-19 pandemic

Schedule:
10:20 - 11:20 LIM/ 17:20 - 18:20 AMS

Discussant:
Dr. Paola Moschella Miloslavich
50 min - 5 presentations as a maximum 10 min - discussion and comments

Presentations:

2.1 Food Street Vending in Public Space
Bs. Maria del Carmen Jamjachi (Interdisciplinary Group on Cities and Urban Territories - INCITU-PUCP) Human Geographer from Pontifical Catholic University of Peru Researcher from INCITU-PUCP

2.2 Ethnography of Urban Centralities in Lima
Bs. César Ponce (Interdisciplinary Group on Cities and Urban Territories - INCITU-PUCP) Sociologist from Pontifical Catholic University of Peru Researcher from INCITU-PUCP

2.3 The impact of COVID-19 on the livelihood strategies of street vendors in Lima
Emiel Buffel - Advanced Master in Governance and Development (University of Antwerp), Master International Relations and Diplomacy (University of Antwerp)

RT 3: Informalities, housing and labor before and after the Covid-19 pandemic

 

Schedule:
4:10 - 5.10 (Amsterdam); 9:10 - 10:10 (Lima)

 

Discussant: Dr. Julio Calderón

Presentations:

 

3.1 Solidarity and resilience in Lima’s informal settlements: the use of community and soup kitchens (ollas comunes) in mitigating the effects of COVID19

Pamela Hartley, Msc. in International Development, Politics, Governance and Development Policy

Associate Research at CONURB, technical advisor on Governance and Political Advocacy at GIZ 

 

3.2 Informal land growth before and after the pandemic

Mario Olivas, Bsc. in Human Geography from National University of San Marcos - UNMSM

Assistant at Research Group "Territoriality, Environment and Power" of the UNMSM

 

3.3 Habitability in San Juan de Lurigancho (Lima) during the COVID-19 pandemic

Daniela Perleche,  Bsc. in Architecture, Urbanism and Arts Faculty from National Engineering University (UNI), Research Assistant in Social Production of Urban Space Research Group - URBES LAB

 

3.4 Housing and Migration in times of Covid-19

Omar Pereyra, Dr. in Urban Sociologist - Chicago University and Brown University, Professor at PUCP and Research at Urbanism, Governance and Social Housing Research Group  - CONURB

Researcher in urban governance of Latin American cities, social classes and their way of producing the city.

Pamela Hartley, Msc. in International Development, Politics, Governance and Development Policy

Associate Research at CONURB, technical advisor on Governance and Political Advocacy at GIZ