Maaskant Dialogue

with Loïc Wacquant and Arnold Reijndorp

  • Debate
  • Lecture

Date: Wednesday 06.06.18
Time: 20:00 (doors: 19:00)
Location: Kriterion, Stationsplein 45
Admission: € 10,00 (€ 6,00 for students)
Language: English

On June 6 De Dépendance and the Rotterdam-Maaskant Foundation present a public talk with one of the world’s leading urban thinkers. Renowned French sociologist Loïc Wacquant (UC Berkeley) is invited for a lecture and ensuing dialogue on Advanced Marginality and Territorial Stigmatization in the City. Wacquant is well-known for his comparative research on ghettoization, segregation and social insecurity in South-Chicago and the banlieues of Paris. 

On June 6 Wacquant will enter into a dialogue with urban sociologist Arnold Reijndorp on the political production and socio-spatial distribution of urban marginality and its meaning within the Dutch and Rotterdam context. The talk will take place in the former cinema of Kriterion in the Groothandelsgebouw, one of Hugh Maaskant’s post-war icons.  The evening is moderated by Saskia van Stein (Bureau Europa) and introduced by Michelle Provoost (Crimson Architectural Historians/Maaskant School for the City).

Loïc Wacquant is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, and researcher at the Centre de Sociologie Européenne, Paris. A recipient of the MacArthur Prize, his work spans urban poverty and inequality, racial domination, the penal state, embodiment, social theory and the politics of reason. He published widely with and about his mentor Pierre Bourdieu and on his experience as a novice boxer in the Woodlawn Boys Club in Chicago. His books have been translated in twenty languages and include Body and Soul: Notebooks of An Apprentice Boxer (2004), and the trilogy Urban Outcasts (2008), Punishing the Poor (2009), and Deadly Symbiosis: Race and the Rise of the Penal State(forthcoming).

Arnold Reijndorp is an independent researcher and lecturer at the interface between socio-cultural developments and spatial transformations. In the end of the 90s he was Professor of Design and Architecture-sociology at the TU Berlin and for the past ten years Professor at the Han Lammers-chair of the University of Amsterdam. He (co)-authored numerous books and publications on the practice of everyday life in urban environments, the public domain of the city, and socio-economic and spatial developments of new urban areas. In 2012 he was awarded the Rotterdam-Maaskant Prize, a bi-annual prize for those who have distinguished themselves in the fields of architecture, urban design and landscape architecture through journalism, teaching and/or research activities.


This program is the first in a series of Maaskant Dialogues organized to celebrate the 40-year anniversary of the Rotterdam-Maaskant Prize. The series is organized by the Rotterdam-Maaskant Foundation and supported by the Creative Industries Fund NL and Brand Urban Ugancy.