AbdouMaliq Simone is an urbanist with an abiding interest in the spatial and social compositions of urban regions. He is a research associate at the Max Planck. Website of AbdouMaliq Simone, Professor of Sociology and Urbanism, containing synopsis of professional background, current research and intervention. Initial results are documented in Pieterse, Edgar and AbdouMaliq Simone (June ) New Urban Worlds: Inhabiting Dissonant Times. London; New York.

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How does this history open up new ways of engaging the very concrete efforts that constructed the city? He brings to the Urban Institute a long background working in urban areas of Africa, South and Southeast Asia, with a particular interest in the everyday lives of Muslim working class residents. Dynamic Frontiers in Contemporary Africa. With Achmad Uzair Fauzan.

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A key area of investigation is how new forms of concentration and consolidation take place as socio-cultural-technical phenomenon. For the City Yet to Come: AbdouMaliq Simone is an urbanist with an abiding interest in the spatial and social compositions of abdoumalis regions. About AbdouMaliq AbdouMaliq Simone is an urbanist with an abiding interest in the spatial and social compositions of urban regions. London; New York Sage. Particular emphasis placed on the modalities through which social heterogeneity is reconstituted in new built environments and governance arrangements.

Black Urbanism An exploration of the ways in which the long, and by no means systematic history of black inhabitation of cities could be a critical method through which to engage urban life everywhere. The New Blackwell Companion to the City. Emerging Epicenters of Global Urbanization: His work reveals the potential of these cities and points to how their particular resources can be put to work for the development of urban planning policies and proposals. How might it exhibit all that the city does not show, either because its inhabitants are prohibited from paying attention or because whatever is considered normative or spectacular in city life has to get rid of the messy labor and politics that brought it about?


Parallel Architectures and the Politics of Space. A World of Cities: Journal of Planning Education Research. In Alev Cinar and Thomas Bender eds. Follow AbdouMaliq on Twitter: Urban Imaginaries and sikone Practices of Modernity.

The project investigates these changes and the emergent politics and forms of collective life by engaging with the everyday of five cities: It means … taking the chances to move through the city, … to deal with walks of life that are unfamiliar to you, because within those kinds of unexpected or unanticipated chances, abdoumalkq new opportunity and possibility might ensue.

He also abdoujaliq the effects of globalized generic blackness as an organizing instrument of urban life and the kinds of political instruments that are entailed in circumventing racialized control systems.

His work focuses on the everyday experiences of people in sites and locations that are under-represented within academia, such as his book, For the City Yet to Comewhich examined the social networks in Douala in Cameroon, Pikine, a large suburb of Dakar in Senegal, the African community in Jeddah, and Winterveld, a neighbourhood on the edge of Pretoria, South Africa.

Muslim Youth and Expanding Circuitries of Operation. Remaking District Life in Jakarta. Changing Contours of Survival in the City. In Celia Lury and Nina Wakeford eds. Violence and Non-Violence in Africa. Home Current Projects Publications. University of Minnesota Press, Major findings so far point to a major transformation in how residents think about urban life, the valorization of circulation—through more expansive urban circuits and heterogeneous economic and social networks—and the prolific re-assembly of collective life under new, more provisional modalities that often diverge from the imaginaries suggested by the new built environments in which people increasingly reside.


Popular Engagements of the Urban in Contemporary Africa. Simone’s research points to the inadequacy of abdiumaliq discourses in understanding the contemporary realities of non-western cities. Books In Whose Image?

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First phase outcomes of the work, focusing methodologically on how everyday life and macrostructural changes can be considered simultaneously, elaborates how adaptive urban agendas—focusing on infrastructural change—can build cross-class, cross-sectoral coalitions capable of shaping urbanization processes across these regions in more sustainable and just ways. City Life from Jakarta to Dakar: Other Cities; Other Worlds: In Mohsen Mostafavi ed.

Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography Urban Practices and Political Islam in Sudan. Being Abdoumaluq and Muslim: AbdouMaliq Simone Individual www. Edited collection of contemporary scholarship.

This project undertakes a more socio-cultural exploration of the complexion of mobilities, labor, and social interchange at work in these corridors, using them as a site abbdoumaliq understand the composition of new heterogeneities among materiality, everyday life, and built environments.