We live in a time where the need for urban research that is critical in its questioning of relations of power and domination is strikingly clear. But what does it really mean to do ‘critical’ urban research? And what is our role, especially as early career researchers, in connecting our research work with the practices urgently needed to bring about social change? How do we avoid common problems of simply speaking into our echo-chamber, and failing to connect our scholarship with material social change?

In this postgraduate masterclass we will discuss and workshop these issues with Prof. Oren Yiftachel (Ben Gurion University of the Negev) and Prof. Libby Porter (RMIT University).

Come along and join in the conversation.

Light refreshments provided.

This is a free event (registration essential) sponsored by RMIT Centre for Urban Research, Critical Urban Governance program.


Room 09, Level 03, Building 12, RMIT City Campus, 402 Swanston Street Melbourne, VIC 3000


24 August 2018