Conferences

ORGANISATION OF WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCE SESSIONS


2019

International Sociology Association RC21 Conference, Delhi, India, 18-21 September

Stream on The Urban Spectre of ‘Global China’ and Critical Reflections on its Spatiality (with Yimin Zhao and Sin Yee Koh)

Roundtable: “New Reconciliations: The two Koreas”, LSE Festival 2019: New World (Dis)Orders, LSE, London, 27 February

2018

9th East Asian Regional Conference in Alternative Geography, Daegu, South Korea, 10-15 December

Session on Urban Spectacles and Social Injustice in the Global East

2017

Book launch symposium:“Anti Gentrification: What is to be Done (2017, Dongnyok)”, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, 8 November 

Book launch talk: “Anti Gentrification: What is to be Done (2017, Dongnyok)”, Takeout Drawing, Seoul, 7 November 

The 6th French Network for Asian Studies International Conference, Paris, France, 26-28 June

Session on Asia as Method: Knowledge Production, Praxis and Academic Activism

International Sociology Association RC21 Conference, University of Leeds, Leeds, 11-13 September

Double Sessions on Gentrification and Statehood (with Matthias Bernt, Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space) and Gentrification as Method (with Paul Waley, University of Leeds)

2016

The 8th Meeting of the East Asian Regional Conference in Alternative Geography, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China, 6-8 December

Sessions on Speculative Urbanisation and Resistant Politics in East Asia (with Laam Hae, York University, Canada)

RGS-IBG Annual Conference, London, 30 August – 2 September

Sessions on Narrating displacements – A radical way to rethink urban theories and politics (with Mara Nogueira and Yimin Zhao, LSE)

Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, San Francisco, 29 March – 2 April

CITY Journal Sessions on The Urban Process under Planetary Accumulation by Dispossession (with Louis Moreno, Goldsmiths, University of London and Bob Catterall, Editor-in-Chief, CITY)

Sessions on Rural-urban Continuum Area as a “Blind Field”: Critical Reflections on the Spatiality of China’s Urbanisation (with Yimin Zhao, LSE)

Sessions on The Myth of Smart Urbanism: Songdo City and Beyond (with Jinn-yuh Hsu, National Taiwan University)

Book Launch: Planetary Gentrification (2016, Polity Press), LSE, London, 16 March

2015

Winter School on Gentrification (four weekly seminars), Asia Center, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea, 2-22 December

RGS-IBG Annual Conference, Exeter, 2-4 September

Sessions on Middle classes and the politics of space in transforming cities (with Ryan Centner and Claire Mercer, LSE)

International Sociology Association RC21 Conference, Urbino, Italy, 27-29 August

Sessions on (Re-)making Cities: the politics of scale in mega-projects in Asia and beyond (with Dong-wan Gimm and Bae-Gyoon Park, Seoul National University)

Workshop on Learning from China and Questioning China Exceptionalism: An interdisciplinary debate, Jointly hosted by the Urban Salon and the Department of Geography and Environment,  LSE, London, 20 May

Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, Chicago, U.S.A., 21-25 April

Sessions on The Politics of Desire and Despair: Contextualising Rights in Urban Protests against Displacement in Asia and beyond

Session on Contesting Urban Space in East Asia: Recasting Neoliberalism upon Housing (with Yi-Ling Chen, Wyoming University and Asato Saito, Yokohama National University)

2013 RGS-IBG Annual Conference, London, 28-30 August

Sessions on Mega-events and Cities of Spectacle in the Global South (with Andy Thornley, LSE)

Panelist, Session on Tribute to Neil Smith

Field Research Method Lab: Addressing Field Research Constraints,
Workshop funded by the LSE Researcher Development Fund, London, 6-7 June

2012

Towards an Emerging Geography of Gentrification in the Global South (with Loretta Lees, Hilda Herzer, Ernesto López-Morales). Funded by the Urban Studies Seminar Series, Urban Studies Foundation, London, 23-24 March; Santiago, Chile, 26-27 April

2011

Asia-Pacific Network for Housing Research Conference, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, 8 – 10 December

Workshop session on The Symbiosis between Neoliberalism and Endogenous (Developmental) Processes

RGS-IBG Annual Conference, London, 31 August – 2 September

Sessions on Gentrification in the Global South: Dilapidation, Obsolescence and Land Exploitation (with Ernesto López-Morales, University of Chile)

2010

Workshop: Guangzhou Asian Games held at Sun Yat-sen University, September

2004

ASEF-Alliance Annual Asia-Europe Workshop Series 2003/04, “Enabling role of the public sector in urban housing and regeneration: Converging and diverging experiences in Asia and Europe”. Co-hosted by the ESRC Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (LSE) and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China, 12-14 July

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS


2019

Chair, Panel on Space, Place, Power and Scales: Geographical Perspectives on the ROK (Republic of Korea), 29th Conference of the Association for Korean Studies in Europe, Rome, Italy, 11-14 April

2018

9th East Asian Regional Conference in Alternative Geography, Daegu, South Korea, 12 December

Presenter, “The Society of Spectacle in Shifting Geopolitical Economy of the Global East: The Case of 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games

Presenter, “Spatial Justice, Urbanisation of (East Asian) Capital, and the Rise of Enclave Urbanism in Vietnam”

2017

Presenter, “In the shadow of state-led gentrification: The commercialisation of residential properties in Seoul” (with Yoon-ai Han and Soohyun Shin), 5th Housing Welfare Conference, Jeonju, “South Korea, 9 November

Presenter,“Linguistic fluidity of ‘gentrification’: How the concept travels with friction”, Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada, 16-19 March

Presenter,“Linguistic fluidity of ‘gentrification’: How the concept travels with friction”, The 6th French Network for Asian Studies International Conference, Paris, France, 26-28 June

2016

Presenter, “Developmental urbanisation and the genealogy of urban rights in South Korea” Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, San Francisco, U.S.A., 29 March – 2 April

2015

Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, Chicago, U.S.A., 21-25 April

Presenter, “East Asian Speculative Urbanisation and the Politics of Displacement through Consent and Coercion”

Panelist,  Session on Korean Development Politics: Past, Present, and Future, organised by Jamie Doucette

Chair, Session on Voices from Global South: Political and Economic Geographies of South Korea and Mexico, organised by Bae-Gyoon Park

2014

Presenter, “Urban Spatial Restructuring, Event-led Development and Scalar Politics”, 2nd International Conference on Mega-events and the City, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 27-30 April

2013

Presenter, “City, Aesthetics of Resistance and Screen Media in South Korea” (with Taey Iohe), Years of Radical Change: Korean Screen Culture, SOAS, London, 31 May – 1 June

Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, Los Angeles, U.S.A., 9-13 April

Presenter, “Gentrification, Globalisation and the Post-colonial Challenge” (with Loretta Lees and Ernesto López-Morales)

Discussant, Session on Defining the Housing Question in East Asia’s Post-crisis Housing Boom

2011

Presenter, “‘Construction state’, developmentalism and neoliberal state: the case of Japan and South Korea” (with Yosuke Hirayama), Asia-Pacific Network for Housing Research Conference, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, 8–10 December

Presenter, “How ‘Post-Socialist’ is Urban China?”, 4th International Workshop on Post-communist Urban Geographies, “Space, Culture and Transition in Post-socialist Cities”, Bucharest, Romania, 14–17 September

Presenter, “Critical Reflections on Property Rights Activism in China’s Urban Redevelopment Contexts”, 6th International Conference of Critical Geography, “Crisis – Causes, Dimensions, Reactions”, The Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt, Germany, 16–20 August

Presenter, “Urban neoliberalism in the Antipodes? Towards a comparative case-study analysis on state, market agents, and property-led urban redevelopment in South Korea and Chile” (with Ernesto López-Morales), RC21 Conference, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 7–9 July

Presenter, “Globalising Localism and Urban Legacy of Mega-events: the Case of 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games in China”, 2nd International Conference on China’s Urban Transition and City Planning, University of Cardiff, Cardiff, 27–28 May

Presenter, “Privatisation of ‘public interests’: State power and expropriation of private properties in East Asian urbanisation”, An International Workshop on Urban Utopianism, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China, 12–14 May

2010

Presenter, “Urban Spatial Restructuring, Dilapidated Neighbourhood and Mega-events: the Case of 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games in China”, International Conference on Mega-events and the City, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 27-30 November

Presenter, “Neoliberal Urbanisation and East Asian Cities”, Asia-Pacific Network for Housing Research Conference, Beijing, China, 21-22 August

Presenter, “Using Social Software Tools for Teaching ‘Cities and Social Change’”, LSE Teaching Day 2010, London, 18 May

2009

Presenter, “‘Urban Guerillas’ – Displacees and their fight against forced eviction”, International Workshop on Urban Redevelopment in East Asian Cities: The People’s  Approach, Department of Geography, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China, 7-9 May

Presenter, “Mega-events and housing: the survival of ‘urban villagers’ in Beijing”, International Symposium on Housing Affordability and Market Stability. Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 24-27 March

2008

Presenter, “‘New Dreams’ in despair? Local growth strategies and city marketing in South Korea”, 5th East Asian Regional Conferences in Alternative Geography, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea, 13-16 December

2007

Presenter, “Living in the Shadow of the Olympic Games: the issue of housing security in Beijing”, Asia-Pacific Network for Housing Research Conference, Seoul, South Korea, 30 August – 1 September

Presenter, “Becoming ‘entrepreneurial’: Local growth coalition in Beijing’s urban redevelopment’, International Conference on China’s Urban Transition and City Planning, University of Cardiff, Cardiff, 29-30 June

2006

Presenter, “Revanchism in Beijing?”, Revenge and Renewal: Revanchist Urbanism and City Transformation Conference, University of Newcastle,Newcastle, 10-11 August