Portcityscape as public space: The Agonistic and Affective Agency of Public Space in Amsterdam
What are the socio-cultural characteristics and anthropological significance of port cities’ public spaces? And how the intangible cultural and social practices shape the intangible legacies?
The public spaces between port and city represent a spatial and cultural expression of migratory flows of people, goods, and ideas. I will explore the nature of this complex interface in its complexity and diversity of citizens, rules, and actors involved, and the coexistence of different kinds of inclusion/exclusion in public space on the one hand and, on the other the port and logistic planning.
As the Urban Citizen Fellow, I like to link the fellowship with the Port Cities Futures (PCF). During the fellowship, I aim to work on the outlines of a book project on these issues. I also look forward to exploring opportunities for developing new approaches to policy and academia.
– Mehan, A., Sennema, H., and Tideman, S., 2020. “Port City Heritage: Contested Pasts, Inclusive Futures?”, published online in Port City Futures Blog, Leiden. Delft. Erasmus (LDE) Initiative
– Mehan, A., Jansen, M., 2020. “Beirut Blast: A Port City in Crisis”, published online in Port City Futures Blog, Leiden. Delft. Erasmus (LDE) Initiative. Reposted by Leiden Anthropology Blog and Leiden Global.
– Nawratek, K. Mehan, A., 2020. De-Colonising Public Spaces in Malaysia: Dating in Kuala Lumpur, Cultural Geographies 27(2), SAGE Journals ISSN: 14744740 (Q1 in Geography,
Planning and Cultural Studies)
– Mehan, A., Rossi, U., 2019. Multiplying Resistance: the power of the urban in the age of national revanchism, in ‘Philosophy and the City: Interdisciplinary and Transcultural Perspectives’, Edited by Keith Jacobs and Jeff Malpas, Rowman & Littlefield International, London, and New York. pp. 233-245