Prof Maliq Simone was invited to participate in The Paradox of Informal Urbanism seminar series hosted by the Informal Urbanism Research Hub in Melbourne.

Maliq presented the first in the series on the ‘The Urban Extensions: Volatile simultaneities of spatial production’. Both referring to specific territorial formations and impetuses of deterritorialization that can show up perhaps everywhere, urban majorities in South and Southeast Asia increasingly “find” themselves located in areas beyond the urban core. These areas hold a multiplicity of divergent trajectories, aspirations, and practices, which simultaneously generate strange socialities, and both elaborate and decommission logics of property, locality, and collective organization. What to make of these extensions and their implications for urban theory will be considered.

Watch the presentation here: