a series of events exploring the Rotterdam Shelltower
Time: 20:00 (doors 19:30)
Location: Hofpoort, Hofplein 20 – 11th floor
Tickets: € 5,00
De Dépendance and R’damse Nieuwe present a lecture by Dutch-American sociologist Saskia Sassen on the future of the city. Sassen is one of the world’s leading authorities on globalization, immigration, and global cities. She researches the functioning of these cities, their global interdependence, and the ways in which flows of money, information, and people shape their development.
In her new book ‘Expulsions’ Sassen maintains that the pathologies of current financial capitalism can no longer be fully understood in the usual terms of poverty and injustice, but should be more accurately comprehended as a type of expulsion – from professional livelihood, from living space, even from the biosphere that makes life possible. In this lecture she will discuss how these global dynamics – and the logics of expulsion – will shape the future of our cities.
Saskia Sassen is Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, co-chair of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University and a member of the International Advisory Board (IAB) of the city of Rotterdam. Her numerous books include Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy (2014), A Sociology of Globalization (2006) and The Global City (1991/2001). In 2011 Foreign Policy Magazine selected her as one of the 100 Top Global Thinkers.
The evening is hosted by programme-maker and moderator Geert Maarse.