Spatial Justice as a Product of Field Relationships

Post-Communist Governance and Ideological Dominance (the case of Prague)

Friday, February 24, 2023 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

Spatial Justice as a Product of Field Relationships

A Dissertation Workshop with Václav Orcígr

What are the possible benefits of theory of practice for exploring spatial inequalities in current cities? Prague, as a post-communist city, creates an interestingly colorful and broad field of actors involved in urban governance, planning, decision-making, and public participation. Within the context of critical discourse analysis applied to media articles and public meetings, the workshop will focus on the patterns of ideological dominance.

The workshop format will include a short presentation and joint discussion focusing on the writing process, sharing experiences, and evaluating the research. The workshop will also focus on the role of reconsidering the concepts of field and capital and their use within planning practices and urban governance.

Václav Orcígr is a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at Charles University in Prague, Czechia. He is currently residing in Washington, D.C., as part of his Fulbright program stay at George Mason University. His research focuses on the neoliberal development of cities in the post-socialist context, housing affordability and alternatives, ideological performativity within constructed discourses on urbanism and the conception of the right to the city.

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