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Apply for a full PhD bursary with CURA (deadline 24 Feb)

There is still time to apply for a full PhD bursary with CURA! The Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA) invites outstanding prospective PhD students to apply with us for a De Montfort University (DMU) Full Bursary Scholarship. We welcome … Continue reading

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El Cambalache – connecting decolonialism, diverse economies and intersectional feminism in Chiapas, Mexico

By Martina Locorotondo In this post, CURA’s PhD student Martina Locorotondo reports the outcomes of a Boot Camp Workshop on Decolonial Diverse Economies, held at El Cambalache (Chiapas, Mexico) in January 2020, and reflects on the significance of this encounter … Continue reading

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Invited talk by Dr Fabio Luis Barbosa dos Santos, 18 February 2020

The Centre for Urban Research on Austerity is delighted to host Dr. Fabio Luis Barbosa dos Santos, from Universidade Federal de Sao Paolo, in the promotion and discussion of his new book:  ‘Power and Impotence: A history of South America under … Continue reading

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‘Both sides-ism’, centrism, and the electoral politics of terror

In this blog, Dr Ben Whitham comments on how a centrist discourse coupled with a misguided representation of threat that different political movements pose is enabling the rise of the far right in the UK, and internationally.  In light of … Continue reading

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Unpicking municipal governance in mining policy in Mexico

  Dr Valeria Guarneros-Meza presents in CURA’s final seminar of 2019: “Unpicking municipal governance in mining policy in Mexico” Date and time Wednesday 4 December 2019, 2-3pm Venue Hugh Aston Building HU5.12, DeMontfort University Abstract The presentation summarises the findings … Continue reading

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An Anti-homeless Public Space By Simon Stevens, DeMontfort University

In this post, Dr Simon Stevens exposes the strategies used by local authorities and managers of pseudo-public spaces in English cities, to disperse, deter and dehumanise homeless residents. Seen through the eyes of a detective searching for a homeless witness of an … Continue reading

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Informal Working Practices and the Governance of Everyday Life

In this blog, CURA’s Adam Fishwick (@Adam_Fishwick) and Valeria Guarneros-Meza (@valguarn) develop three avenues of enquiry relating to urban informality, following a one day workshop held in June 2019. Informality, although a contested concept, has been considered relevant by interdisciplinary approaches to … Continue reading

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CURA’s Visiting Fellowship Scheme Open

The Centre for Urban Research on Austerity at De Montfort University is pleased to advertise its 2019-2020 call for short-visit fellowships. Proposals are welcomed in any area of research expertise identified by CURA including:  impacts of austerity, retrenchment and neoliberalisation … Continue reading

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CURA Seminar “On Public-Commons Partnerships and a new commons sense” with Keir Milburn on 20 November

Keir Milburn (@KeirMilburn) kicks off CURA’s 2019-2020 seminars with his latest work on the broad theme of New Municipalism entitled “On Public-Commons Partnerships and a new commons sense“ Date: Wednesday 20 November 2019 Venue: Hugh Aston Building, DeMontfort University, room … Continue reading

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Leon Reichle’s “3 minute PhD” wins top DMU award

In April 2019, CURA PhD researcher Leon Reichle entered the “3 Minute Thesis” competition at DeMontfort University. The format requires participants to record a 3 minute summary of their PhD project (or a part of it), that would be comprehensible … Continue reading

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