Past Events

Schijt aan zekerheid

“Doing what you love” in een onzekere arbeidsmarkt.

May 23rd 2017
19.30, free entry (registration required)
Pakhuis de Zwijger, Workspace

Met passie werken velen zich omhoog op een steeds onstabielere carrièreladder. Meerdere banen? Een carrière doorstart? Een start-up? Een stage? Een nul-uren contract? Collega’s of partners? Is het ‘zoek je passie mantra’ nog voldoende om een steeds groter groeiende groep te helpen naar een levensmodel dat hen verrijkt en onderhoudt? We gaan in gesprek over precarisering: de groeiende en steeds normalere bestaansonzekerheid die mensen uit alle klassen raakt.

Speakers:

Anne-Marie Twigge
Oprichter W8 Art Architects & Kunstenaar
Winnie Terra
Teamleider at Combiwel
Roel Griffioen
Kunsthistoricus, o.a. de Correspondent
Marguerite van den Berg
Sociologe, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Melissa Marijnen
Professional Rebel Accelerator

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The feminizing city? Productions of space for the post-Fordist sexual contract

May 18th 2017
Workshop 10.00-13.00,  public plenary lecture 15.30-17.00
University of Amsterdam

Workshop with Professor Linda Peake (York University Canada), dr. Marguerite van den Berg, dr. Willem Boterman & dr. Jess Bier

In this workshop, we will investigate what post-Fordist gender notions mean for the urban. In the post-Fordist city, the sexual contract organizing the gendered division of labour and women’s relegation to the suburb is fundamentally renegotiated. The enormous increase in women’s participation in paid labour, the rise of dual income families, the recent re-urbanization of families with children – all have been fundamental for urban change in the past fifty years and constitutional to contemporary urbanism. However much the importance of gender for urban space has been noted by (feminist) scholars, the impact of these significant changes in urban gender relations in the West remains seriously under-researched. Are cities perhaps becoming more gender-inclusive as a result of this gender revolution? Is the city feminizing? What new exclusions are the result of this? What can urban studies learn from feminist theory and gender studies to understand contemporary urban changes? And, the other way around, what can specialists in the study of gender and sexuality learn from urban scholars in their understanding of contemporary gender notions? Professor Peake’s work in feminist urban studies is an inspiration to many that want to understand the gendered dynamics of such contemporary urbanisms. Recently, her edited volume (with Martina Rieker) Feminist Interventions into the Urban (Routledge, 2013) offers invaluable insights into what feminist theory can do to unravel the neoliberal city as well as to understand the problematic divide between (knowledges of) cities in the Global North and the Global South.

In this workshop, Willem Boterman (UvA, Geography) and Jess Bier (EUR Urban Sociology) will kick off the discussion by engaging with the work of Professor Peake, after which there is much room for discussion. The morning workshop will be followed in the afternoon by a plenary lecture by Professor Peake from 15.30-17.00: Urban Feminism in the 21st Century.

The workshop is organized and funded in a collaboration of the Amsterdam Research Centre for Gender and Sexuality and the Centre for Urban Studies.