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2022-23 Banister Fletcher Fellowship in Urban Studies


The University of London Institute in Paris is thrilled to announce that Professor AbdouMaliq Simone will be taking up the third iteration of the Banister Fletcher Global Fellowship, established at the Institute in Paris in collaboration with the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL) and the School of History (QMUL).

Professor Simone is a Senior Professorial Fellow at The Urban Institute, University of Sheffield, co-director of the Beyond Inhabitation Lab of the Polytechnic University of Turin, and has held research positions at the Max Planck Institute, the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town, the Rujak Centre for Urban Studies in Jakarta and at the University of Tarumanagara. He is also the author of many ground-breaking works, including most recently The Surrounds. Urban Life Within and Beyond Capture (2022).   

The range and processes that Professor Simone’s work has engaged and developed constitutes a fantastic basis from which to contribute to the Banister Fletcher Fellowship’s objectives of placing alternative forms and spaces of knowledge production at the heart of the work it aims to foster in relation to cultures and histories of the built environment across the world. And we look forward very much to working with Professor Simone to these ends.  

Professor Simone’s Fellowship Programme is entitled Urban Life at the Extensions. It will engage collaborative work with the Beyond Inhabitation Lab and a number of frontline associations and networks in the Paris area to build a series of seminars and collaborative investigations. The programme of work will include an intensive week of dialogues and encounters, currently scheduled to take place in the week beginning 17 April 2023. Further information will be made available via the programme page in due course. 

Read more on the programme page