AbdouMaliq Simone is an urbanist with an abiding interest in the spatial and social compositions of urban regions. He is a research associate at the Max Planck. Website of AbdouMaliq Simone, Professor of Sociology and Urbanism, containing synopsis of professional background, current research and intervention. Initial results are documented in Pieterse, Edgar and AbdouMaliq Simone (June ) New Urban Worlds: Inhabiting Dissonant Times. London; New York.

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Books In Avdoumaliq Image? Duke University Press, He combines his pan-African experience working with NGOs, municipal government and community upgrading projects together with research on urban culture, policy, international relations and critical theory. University of Chicago Press.

Cities of the global south are experiencing substantial changes in forms of collective life. Key Publications In Whose Image: His work reveals the potential of these cities and points to how their particular resources can be put to work for the development of urban planning policies and proposals. Urban Imaginaries in a Globalizing Age. Old arrangements anchored in certain configurations of labor, housing, gender, politics, and uses of the city are being unmade.


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Duke University Press, Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography A World of Cities: Refiguring Cities in the Global South. Reflections on Two Districts in Jakarta. How does this history open up new ways of engaging the very concrete efforts that constructed the city? The New Blackwell Companion to the City.

Prof. AbdouMaliq Simone – MPI-MMG

University of Minnesota Press, Much work has been done on the infrastructures, production networks and commodity circuits at work in the articulation of existent urban regions in the formation of corridors. Theory, Culture and Society Movements at abddoumaliq CrossroadsGlobal realities New York: In Michael Sorkin ed.

For the City Yet to Come: Changing Contours of Survival in the City. Being Young and Muslim: He has worked on remaking municipal systems, training abdoumqliq government personnel, designing collaborative partnerships among technicians, residents, artists, and politicians. African Urbanities in the Larger Urban World. Black Urbanism An exploration of the ways in which the long, and by no means systematic history of black inhabitation of cities could be a critical method through which to engage urban life everywhere.

AbdouMaliq Simone | Urban Institute – The University of Sheffield

Urbanizing dimone Postcolony in Africa and Southeast Asia. In Tim Edensor and Mark Jayne eds. Muslim Youth and Expanding Circuitries of Operation. AbdouMaliq Simone abdoumaliqsimone gmail.

How does it enable engagement with all the layers of physical and cultural memory that new regimes usually attempt to cover-up? Through combining urban planning with postcolonial literature and development studies, Simone shows how African cities should be seen as examples of everyday resistance against misplaced urban and development plans, rather than being understood as failed cities as has been the prevalent view amongst planners and governments.


AbdouMaliq Simone

This project undertakes a more socio-cultural exploration of the complexion of mobilities, labor, and simoje interchange at work in these corridors, using them as a site to understand the composition of new heterogeneities among materiality, everyday life, and built environments. Living through Uncertainty in Jakarta.

My work focuses largely on Jakarta and Yangon, examining the disentanglement of long-hone self-evolved districts and economies, the resettlement of larger swathes of the population within large-scale vertical housing complexes, and the concomitant remaking of collective action, conceptualizations of residence and urban life, abdoumaoiq well as household units.

Dynamic Frontiers in Contemporary Africa. Comprehensive publications list available here.