Geography and the Economic Imagination of Development

Monday, October 15

6:30-8:00 PM

133/141 W 21st Street, room 101C

New York, NY 10011

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What are the questions that shape the imagination of investors and the people living in places deemed as new opportunities to invest? How do the effects of speculation unfold in the daily life of people? From research fieldwork notes in Ecuador, María García (PhD candidate, Rutgers University) explores these questions to topple traditional thinking about the imaginations of the global and to reckon with the ways we can reclaim our ideas of place and space from the neoliberal and capitalist imagination. Presented by BFA Visual & Critical Studies, the talk will conclude with a brief Q&A.

Image credit: Parroquia Sinincay, Cuenca. Ecuador, María García, June 2018.

Visual & Critical Studies