October 14-15, 2011: Conference: Injured Cities, Urban Afterlives Conference at Columbia University

October 14-15, 2011
  • Columbia University
  • Miller Theatre and Wood Auditorium
  • Injured Cities Urban Afterlives


    What enduring wounds does catastrophe leave on urban life, and how can they be mobilized and transformed in the aftermath of injury to enable the imagination of new modes of social life and to thwart impending forms of social death?

    This conference, convened on the tenth anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001, aims to explore the effects of catastrophe on cities and their inhabitants, to analyze the politics of shock and terror states use in response to their vulnerability, and to imagine more life-affirming modes of redress and re-invention.

    Register today!

    Full conference program:

    Columbia University
    Miller Theatre
    116th Street and Broadway
    New York, NY 10027
    Questions about the conference can be directed to Kate Trebuss at

    Free, photo ID required

    Sponsored by the Columbia University Engendering Archives Project in the Center for the Critical Analysis of Social Difference. Co-Sponsors: The Office of the President, Columbia University School of the Arts, Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, Center for Oral History, Friends of Columbia University Libraries, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Society of Fellows, Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life, Committee on Global Thought, Barnard Center for Research on Women, Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics, Yale University Public Humanities Program, Center for Palestine Studies.