From ‘Ethnocracity’ to Urban Apartheid, with Prof. Haim Yacobi

From ‘Ethnocracity’ to Urban Apartheid
A talk by Prof. Haim Yacobi
Discussant: Dr. Omar Jabary Salamanca

Saturday, October 7th, 2017, 18:00
Doors open at 17:30
Het Goudblommeke in Papier (La Fleur en Papier Doré)
Cellebroersstraat / Rue des Alexiens 55, 1000 Brussels

Haim Yacobi will speak on logics of segregation in East Jerusalem and the geopolitics of neighbouring.
Omar Jabary Salamanca will open the discussion, followed by Q&A with the audience.

Entrance is free, but donations at entrance to cover expenses are welcome
Registration is not obligatory but recommended, at

Haim Yacobi is an Israeli architect and urban scholar working at the intersection of politics, geography and urban studies. He recently joined the Development Planning Unit at University College London as professor in Urban Health. His academic research and publications focus on cities as cultural and social entities, a perspective that enables him to examine wider political issues through the urban model. Yacobi is the author of numerous publications including his latest two books Rethinking Israeli Space: Periphery and Identity (Routledge 2011) and The Jewish-Arab City: Spatio-Politics in a Mixed Community (Routledge 2009).

Omar Jabary Salamanca is an urban geographer, a postdoctoral fellow at Ghent University. His work lies at the intersection of urban studies, settler colonialism, political economy and Middle East studies. Drawing on the histories and geographies of road and electricity infrastructure in Palestine, he studied the ways these socio-technical networks are constructed, imagined and governed but also how they are experienced and contested. He is a member of the steering committee of the International Critical Geography Group and co-organizer of the Eye On Palestine Arts and Film Festival.