Detroit at Pakhuis de Zwijger


23 October 2014


This evening was organised to challenge what we think we know about Detroit. It brought together a diverse collection of speaker and discussants to go beyond the traditional narratives of this much-researched city. Speakers included:


Professor Robin Boyle (Wayne State University)

Dan Kinkead (Detroit Future City)

Drew Philp (freelance author)

Friso Wiersum (Expodium)


The event was attended by over 130 people. Read Marleen van Dongen's article on the event here.


Events Organised

Detroit: new ideas and new visions


Monday 18 May 2015, ACU, Utrecht (Voorstraat 71) 20.00-22.00

Film Screening: American Revolutionary: The evolution of Grace Lee Boggs.
Talk: Rich Feldman


Organised in conjunction with: Expodium

Thanks to ACU Utrecht for providing the venue!

Brian Doucet

Urban Geographer

Gentrification in the Netherlands:

a process of change and a changing process


18 November 2011, Utrecht


This one-day conference brought together some of the leading scholars on Dutch gentrification. It was attended by both studetns and faculty from various universities. Keynote addresses were given by Prof. dr. Jan van Weesep (Utrecht University) and dr. Lia Karsten (University of Amsterdam).


Many of the papers presented at the conference were part of the special issue on gentrificationI guest edited in Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie in 2014