Urban Diversities in the Gulf States and Beyond
At the crossroads of migration studies, urban studies, and global studies, this workshop explores the dynamics of coexistence, inclusion and exclusion in the Gulf cities and to contribute to theoretical debates over various ways of experiencing and managing urban diversity in other “global cities,” belonging both to integrative and non integrative contexts. We have adopted a large definition of the Gulf, as a geographical interface between the northern and southern shores, that includes also Iranian cities although current issues of urban diversities/ social exclusion in the Arab Countries of the Persian Gulf differ from those in Iran. We will pay special attention to the role of cultural and artistic practices in the urban development of these cities.
The conveners are Amin Moghadam, Princeton Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies; Aaron Shkuda, Princeton Mellon Initiative; and Delphine Pagès-El Karoui, Arabic Studies Department at National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilisations, Paris.