Oren Yiftachel (Ben-Gurion University)
The lecture will analyze the rising condition of displaceability as characterizing urban citizenship in the 21st century. It will focus on both material right to the urban space and resources, as well as the recent ‘digital revolution’ during which urban societies are increasingly subject to ‘algorithm governance’, with clear implications to the planning of a just city. The lecture will draw on Oren Yiftachel’s comparative urban international research with a focus on Israel/Palestine.
Prof. Yiftachel teaches urban studies and political geography at Ben-Gurion University, Beersheba and is currently a visiting professor at Politecnico di Milano. His research focuses on critical understandings of the relations between space, power and conflict. He recently co-edited the volume “Urban Throwntogetherness in Hostile Environments” (City, 2022 Vol. 32), as well as “TheoriSE–debating urban theories from the global southeast” (ACC, Cape Town). Yiftachel is a social activist who is member of several organizations working for social justice, equality, and peace.