LUCA / Luxembourg
Saskia Sassen aims to uncover the broader systemic logic behind novel forms of migratory flows. Tracing them within the multiscalar and often extreme contexts that generate them, they can be interpreted as social, economic and ecological expulsions connected to often lengthy structural transformations resulting from new forms of advanced capitalist development. Migratory flows are thus interwoven not only with intensifying processes of financialisation, but also with new forms of primitive accumulation that lead to a global loss of habitat. Within this context and while these conditions are operating, at the global, regional and urban geopolitical level, the role of cities as frontiers of diversity and inclusion is especially challenged. The keynote lecture concludes the Schengen Summer School and is held at the Luxembourg Center for Architecture – LUCA.