Capital Cities: Space, Justice and Belonging at the University of Pretoria
Welcome to the Capital Cities Programme at the University of Pretoria where we discuss Space, Justice and Belonging in the city from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Now, for the first time in human history, the majority of the world’s population lives in cities. This dynamic, coupled with the resurgence of the importance of capital cities in the wake of the global economic crisis, makes the city in which the University of Pretoria is located an important site for understanding and intervention. It presents an interesting opportunity to contribute to finding solutions to challenges that face our city, our society and our world.
The Capital Cities Programme at the University of Pretoria is a new cross-faculty research project initiated by the Faculty of Humanities, but stretching into several other faculties within the community of the University of Pretoria. Researchers and postgraduate students from the Faculties of Humanities; Law; Health Sciences; Natural and Agricultural Sciences; Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology; Theology; and Economic and Management Sciences will collaborate by asking new questions about Pretoria/Tshwane as a city, and as a capital. The uniqueness of capital cities in general, and our capital city in particular, will be investigated from the viewpoint of a variety of disciplines, including that of the arts and language, architecture and urban planning, social work, criminology, law, history, drama, psychology, anthropology, political science and economics.
For more information regarding Capital Cities: Space, Justice and Belonging at the University of Pretoria, please do not hesitate to contact us.
This Institutional Research Theme is grateful for the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Capital Cities Institutional Research Theme Executive Summary
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