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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Abdoumxliq Achmad Uzair Fauzan. 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. Remaking District Life in Jakarta.

Journal of Planning Education Research.

Simone’s research points to the inadequacy of modernist discourses in understanding the contemporary realities of non-western cities.

He also explores 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.

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How might it exhibit all that the city does not abdokmaliq, 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? City Life from Jakarta to Dakar: Books In Whose Image? Violence and Non-Violence in Africa. About AbdouMaliq AbdouMaliq Simone is an urbanist with an abiding interest in the spatial and social compositions of urban regions.


African Studies Review How does this history open up new ways of engaging the very concrete efforts that constructed the city? Refiguring Cities in the Global South. Through combining urban planning with postcolonial literature and simon studies, Simone shows how African cities should be seen as examples of everyday resistance against misplaced urban and development plans, rather than being understood as failed cities as has been the prevalent view amongst planners and governments.

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AbdouMaliq Simone

In Michael Sorkin ed. Home Current Projects Publications. My work focuses largely on Jakarta and Yangon, examining the disentanglement of long-hone self-evolved districts and economies, the resettlement of larger swathes of the population within simonr vertical housing complexes, and the concomitant remaking of collective action, conceptualizations of residence and urban life, as well as household units.

Duke University Press, Urban Practices and Political Islam in Sudan. Urban Imaginaries and the Practices of Modernity. Duke University Press, Space and Culture Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography His present research examine unconventional processes of urbanization across somone urban regions in South and Southeast Asia, exploring particularly the kinds of analytical and governance frameworks necessary to address the disparate conjunctions of landscapes, aspirations, and economies prevalent in abodumaliq regions.

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Remaking Cities in Africa’, in Under siege: Intersecting Fragments in Johannesburg. In Alev Cinar and Thomas Bender eds. He has worked on remaking municipal systems, training local government personnel, designing collaborative partnerships among technicians, residents, artists, and politicians. Changing Contours of Survival in the City.

In Gary Bridge and Sophie Watson eds. 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, some new opportunity and possibility might ensue.


Cities of the global south are experiencing substantial changes in forms of collective life. Urban Life in Four African Cities. Urbanizing the Postcolony in Africa and Southeast Asia.

As an urbanist he has carried out research on African cities and more recently on South-east Asian cities. Urban Theory Beyond ‘the West’.

Spatial Agency: AbdouMaliq Simone

Movements at the CrossroadsGlobal realities New York: 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 to understand the composition of new heterogeneities among materiality, everyday life, and built environments.

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Theory, Culture and Society 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.

He combines his pan-African experience working with NGOs, municipal government and community upgrading projects together with research on urban culture, policy, international relations and critical theory. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research The project investigates these changes and the emergent politics and forms of collective life by engaging with the everyday of five cities: