***We’re sad to announce our spring conference, #ALT_MKE: Stories of a 21st Century City, has been cancelled. It was going to be an extraordinary gathering, but in many ways, the work of the conference must now be done in our communities and in the forms of care and activism that we practice. Stay safe!***
This year’s annual spring conference (April 30-May 2) asks if Milwaukee, and other urban areas like it, can offer novel answers to the intractable problems that confront us. If the city is an answer, what questions must we ask? #ALT_MKE will highlight how the temporality and space of the ordinary city offers new epistemologies and practices that are engaged in the global struggle to combat racialized disinvestment, a fractured body politic, ecological crisis, and urban abandonment.
Confirmed plenary speakers include Dasha Kelly Hamilton (Milwaukee’s Poet Laureate), L.A. Kauffman (author/activist), Juan De Lara (University of Southern California), Brian Larkin (Barnard College/Columbia University), Monique Liston (Ubuntu Research), Rick Lowe (University of Houston), and AbdouMaliq Simone (University of Sheffield).
For more information on plenaries, registration, and the conference schedule, visit the conference website.
View the Spring 2020 Event Schedule