The Provisional University presents:
NAMA and the search for space: A discussion with prof. Rob Kitchin of Ireland after NAMA, and introduction to the NAMAland app by its author Conor McGarrigle. After the discussion we will take a short walk in Dublin city centre using the NAMAland app as our guide.
At a moment when we at the Provisional University are reflecting about the need for independent political spaces, this is a chance to talk about the struggle for space and the ‘right to the city’. Taking into account that the city has increasingly become a site of exploitation and appropriation, this event looks at the politics of these processes and the responses to the collapse of the property boom.
Exchange, Temple Bar, Dublin.
18.00 to 20.00 Monday, February 7th 2011.
Free event, all welcome.
Rob Kitchin is a professor and works at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth where he directs the National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis (NIRSA). He is author or editor of 18 academic books and numerous articles in international journals. He is also a novelist authoring two police procedural novels set in Ireland. He contributes to the blogs Ireland After NAMA http://irelandafternama.wordpress.com/and The View from the Blue House http://theviewfromthebluehouse.blogspot.com/
Conor McGarrigle is an artist and researcher based in Dublin. He is currently a research scholar working toward a PhD at the Graduate School of Creative Arts and media (GradCAM) in Dublin.