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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Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography How might it exhibit all that the city does not show, either because its inhabitants are prohibited from paying attention or because whatever is considered normative or spectacular in city life has to get rid of the messy labor and politics that brought it about?
Westview Press and Perseus, Muslim Youth and Expanding Circuitries of Operation. Emerging Epicenters of Global Urbanization: Journal of Planning Education Research.
African Urbanities in the Larger Urban World. Violence and Non-Violence in Africa. University of Chicago Press.
Prof. AbdouMaliq Simone – MPI-MMG
Duke University Press, The Happening of the Social. His present research examine unconventional processes of urbanization across extended urban regions in South and Southeast Asia, exploring particularly the kinds of analytical and governance frameworks necessary to address the disparate conjunctions of landscapes, aspirations, and economies prevalent in these regions.
Urban Life in Four Agdoumaliq Cities. African Studies Review Changing Contours of Survival in the City.
Popular Engagements of the Urban in Contemporary Africa. In Gary Bridge and Sophie Watson eds. Intersecting Fragments in Johannesburg. In Alev Cinar and Thomas Bender eds. 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.
London; New York Sage. This project undertakes a more socio-cultural exploration of the complexion of mobilities, labor, and social 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. The Architecture of the National Insecurity State.
Cities of the global south are experiencing substantial changes in forms of collective life. For the City Yet to Come: As an urbanist he has carried out research on African cities and more recently on South-east Asian cities.
First phase outcomes of the work, focusing methodologically on how everyday life and macrostructural changes can be considered simultaneously, elaborates how adaptive urban agendas—focusing on infrastructural change—can build simoje, cross-sectoral coalitions capable of shaping urbanization processes across these regions in more sustainable and just ways.
A World of Cities: Home Current Projects Publications. Edited collection of contemporary scholarship.
Berkeley Planning Journal
AbdouMaliq Simone Individual www. This an urban life that is more than its multiple manifestations, that exceeds any definitive attempt to pin it down, and that yet remains something specific, and not simply a potential-making machine. Movements at the CrossroadsGlobal realities New York: In Tim Edensor and Mark Jayne eds. Simone’s research points to the inadequacy of modernist discourses in understanding the contemporary realities of non-western cities.
Old arrangements anchored in simkne configurations of labor, housing, gender, politics, and uses of the city are being unmade. With Achmad Uzair Fauzan.
AbdouMaliq Simone, Professor of Sociolgy and Urbanism, Goldsmiths College
City Life from Jakarta to Dakar: International Journal of Urban and Regional Research His work reveals the potential of these cities and points to sikone their particular resources can be put to work for the development of urban planning policies and proposals.
The new forms that are emerging in their place are unexpected, inspiring and disturbing in their attempts to manage both the seemingly intractable problems of metropolitan areas from high levels of inequality to the messiness of everyday life, as well as navigate significant economic, political and demographic changes.
Making Urban Life in Phnom Penh. In the Life of Cities: 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.