SETTLER COLONIAL CITY PROJECT

The Settler Colonial City Project is a research collective focused on the collaborative production of knowledge about cities on Turtle Island/Abya Yala/The Americas as spaces of ongoing settler colonialism, Indigenous survivance, and struggles for decolonization.
The concept of “settler colonialism” has recently emerged as a name for a distinctive form of colonialism that develops in places where settlers permanently reside and assert sovereignty. While the settler colonial dimensions of American cities have been centered in contemporary urban activism, these dimensions have been, at best, only tentatively explored in contemporary architectural and urban studies. Investigating the settler colonial history and contemporaneity of cities on Turtle Island/North America (and similar examples beyond), we aim to foreground Indigenous knowledge of and politics around land, life, and collective futures, as well as settler colonialism as an unmarked structure for the distribution of land, possibilities of life, and imagination of those futures.


SITES
2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial, Chicago
American Indian Center, Chicago

PUBLICATIONS
—Mapping Chicagou/Chicago
—Decolonizing the Chicago Cultural Center
—The Petro-Biennial Complex
At the Border of Decolonization
—The Settler Colonial Present

NEWS
—Press on the Chicago Architecture Biennial
—SCCP at LSA Magazine
SCCP at Art Gallery of Alberta
—RCA: Co-liberation




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RCA: Co-liberation


The RCA's School of Architecture opens 'Co-liberation' – it's International Lecture Series 2020-21 with the first event: Colonial Lives.

This talk given by Andrew Herscher and Ana María León, co-founders of the Settler Colonial City Project; a research collective focused on the collaborative production of knowledge about cities on Turtle Island/Abya Yala/The Americas as spaces of ongoing settler colonialism, Indigenous survivance and struggles for decolonisation. This will be followed by a conversation with Thandi Loewenson and Dubravka Sekulić (School of Architecture, Royal College of Art), stretching the discussion across continents, from The Americas to Africa and back. This event is open to the public.

Join us in conjuring a fire to warm us all.

Mark