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Panel 4. Reparative Urban Knowledges: Weaving North-South thinking-sensing-making repertoires


  • Catalina Ortiz, UCL, UK.
  • Natalia Villamizar Duarte, Newcastle University, UK.


In times of civilisational crisis, we need to recalibrate our thinking and practice around reparative urban knowledges. This panel series proposes to facilitate north-south dialogues on how to reframe urban studies as a territorial praxis that holds the potential to heal the wounds from epistemic, racial, slow, and colonial violence inscribed in cities. Recognising territories as living entities in interdependence with other sentient beings, we believe that thinking-sensing-making planetary futures are required to reimagine our cities as living entities and heal our wounded relationship with Earth. We are interested in papers that delve into the interplay between reparation and the urban from decolonial and feminist perspectives. We would like to discuss how your work relates to territorial healing (Ortiz and Gomez Cordoba, 2023), re-earthing (Escobar, 2019) and/or reparative planning (Williams, 2020). We would like to explore the repertoires for engaging in a critical examination of theories, methodologies, and pedagogies to reimagine plural urban studies “beyond the dominant Western solutionist and anthropocentric model of thought” (Mareis, C. & Paim, P., 2021:12). We would like to expand this debate by engaging in questions such as:

(1) What type of methodologies and pedagogies can help us frame and action concepts such as territorial healing, re-earthing and reparative planning?

(2) How territorial healing, re-earthing and reparative planning perspectives can transform planning and design practices?

(3) How does radical independence foster trans-local learning, territorial healing and solidarity?

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