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Panel discussion: 'Gendered Cities'

Venue: Online

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You can watch a recording of this event here.

This panel was composed by Sanjay Srivastava and Rosie Cox who discussed the construction of gendered urban spaces from their disciplinary perspectives. Part of the Urban Intersections series hosted by Birkbeck, University of London, the event was chaired by Mara Nogueira.

The event marked the launch of Birkbeck’s new MA/MSc Cities Programme, showcasing the programme’s interdisciplinarity by exploring how different perspectives can be combined to understand distinct aspects of urban life.


Historically, cities are spaces where struggles for gender equality and female empowerment have emerged, pushing successfully for progress across the world. Nevertheless, urban spaces are also reproduced by enduring patriarchal norms and shaped by gendered, classed and racial inequalities. Ultimately, the alarming and persistent levels of gender-based violence around the urban world demonstrate the need for 'en-gendering' research protocols and practices of city-making. This panel has contributed to this task by exploring the multiple ways in which urban spaces shape (and are shaped by) a gendered society, across space and time.

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