11 October, 17:30 | ETH Zürich, Zentrum, HG E 7.
Lecturers: Ananya Roy, University of California, Los Angeles. Comments by Christian Schmid, ETH Zürich, Joanna Kusiak, University of Cambridge, and Hanna Hilbrandt, University of Zürich.
Powerful universities in unequal cities have a long history of extractive modes of research. They are also often agents of gentrification. In this talk, Ananya Roy lays out a politics of refusal and further, develops the concept of research justice, which includes principles of accountability and reciprocity. Subsequently, Christian Schmid will discuss his experiences and lessons that can be learned from the 1980s movements in Zurich. Joanna Kusiak will critically reflect on the tensions of combining her activist and academic work with and about Deutsche Wohnen & Co. enteignen.