Moscow Urban Forum Speakers

18.10.2013, 10:31
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Moscow Urban Forum «Megacities: Success Beyond the Centre». Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design, forum programme developer, presents the speakers of this year.

«The wall and the weaponised border function in a vaster ecology. That larger ecology helps explain the failures of government attempts to stop unauthorised migration via border controls. It might be argued that the Berlin wall «worked» on its own terms. True enough, but those
terms were far too narrow to keep a larger ecology from making it unworkable in the long term. It was not US tanks that brought the wall down. It was that larger ecology». (via

Saskia Sassen is a Dutch-American sociologist known for her analysis of globalisation and international human migration. She currently is a Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University and a Centennial visiting Professor at the London School of Economics. Sassen described the phenomenon of the global city in her book The Global City: New York, London, Tokyo (Princeton: Princeton University Press (1991). The term is now widely used in urban sociology.

Sassen will address Forum participants with her
researches of immigration and globalization in modern metropolises.There is no doubt Moscow is one of them.