Dr Andre Ortega

‘Postcolonial Suburbanisms: A View from Manila’s Fringe and Beyond’

Funding period: 1 August 2017 – 31 March 2018
Type of funding: International Fellowship

Andre is based at the Population Institute, University of the Philippines and will spend eight months visiting City Institute, York University in Canada under the mentorship of Professor Roger Keil. His research examines the intersection of colonial history, transnational mobilities, real estate boom and dispossession that shape the urban-rural tensions underlying Manila’s suburban expansion. It theorises new transformations in suburban fringes beyond city center-periphery discourse or Anglo-American narratives, accounting for diverse multi-scalar processes shaping suburban expansion. It attentively underscores place-specific conditions and particularities, not least emergent processes of emancipatory suburban resistance.



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