Cities in the Hands of Global Finance, by Raquel Rolnik
8th June 2017
CCCB Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona. Carrer Montalegre, 5 - 08001 Barcelona
Summary:Cities and territories of the world are increasingly colonized by the empire of global finance. The lecture will focus on the impacts and paths of the taken over of urban policy by finance, in which technologies, including big data and the concept of smart cities, have a central role. The effects are not only economic and cultural. Shaping new spaces and new ways of living in them define a post political era in each there is no room for dissention and heterogeneity.