BOLD Cities Spring Seminar

Zaal 1A20, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences Universiteit Leiden. Adres: Pieter de la Court Building Wassenaarseweg 52 2333 AK Leiden

Event cancelled

In line with the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) regarding COVID-19 precautions, we have decided to cancel this event.
We aim to organise a similar event later this Spring and we will keep you informed.

We would hereby like to invite you to our 2020 Spring Seminar. On Monday 30 March, we will convene at Leiden University's Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, where renowned urban scholar Ayona Datta, Professor of Human Geography at University College London, will deliver a keynote lecture on gender citizenship and urban futures.

In addition, the three research teams we established last year will report on their plans and progress. Their projects, which respectively deal with inclusive school environments, urban disaster management and the concept of symbolic urban trajectories, have officially started at the beginning of this academic year.

Join us!



12:00 - 13:00  Walk-in Lunch

13:00 - 13:10  Opening 

13:10 - 14:40  Keynote Ayona Datta (University College London),

  respondent: Bart Barendregt (Leiden University), 

  Followed by Q&A

14:40 - 15:00  Coffee break

15:00 - 16:30  Presentations of BOLD Cities research teams

16:30 - 17:30  Drinks

ayonadatttaProfessor Ayona Dutta of University College London broadly researches the topics of postcolonial urbanism, smart cities, gender citizenship and urban futures. For her contributions to the understanding of smart cities through fieldwork, she received the Busk Medal from Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in 2019.
 "I am particularly interested in how cities seek to transform themselves through utopian urban visions of the future and their impacts on everyday social, material and gendered geographies."


Our Spring Seminar starts with a (walk-in) lunch and includes drinks afterwards. 

Register here