The eighth edition of Authors meet Critics took place on Wednesday, 25 November. The participating authors for 2020 are Asher Ghertner, Reuben Rose-Redwood & Maral Sotoudehnia, Brandi Thompson Summers & Kathryn Howell, and Joanna Kusiak.

Asher GhertnerLively Lands: The Spatial Reproduction Squeeze and the Failure of the Urban Imaginary
Maral Sotoudehnia & Reuben Rose‐Redwood‘I am Burj Khalifa’: Entrepreneurial Urbanism, Toponymic Commodification and the Worlding of Dubai
Brandi Thompson Summers & Kathryn HowellFear and Loathing (of others): Race, Class and Contestation of Space in Washington, DC
Joanna KusiakLegal Technologies of Primitive Accumulation: Judicial Robbery and Dispossession‐by‐Restitution in Warsaw

Authors meet Critics 2020 will take place on November 25th between 1.30pm and 6pm, Central European Time (UTC+1). A test chat will take place the week before the event.

Admission requirements

  • PhD candidates, advanced research masters students or early-career researchers in the fields of social or political sciences, humanities, liberal arts or economics, geography or planning, etc.;
  • good academic results and/or rich research experience;
  • evidence of a good working knowledge of English;
  • full internet access;
  • strong motivation to participate in an international online seminar on urban research.

Applications for Authors meet Critics 2020 have now closed.