This international collaborative workshop is convened by the National University of Singapore (Asia Research Institute) and the Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (USPC)’s interdisciplinary program Sociétés plurielles (Diverse Societies). It is funded by USPC-NUS Joint Research Projects (ANR-11-IDEX-0005-02).
It aims to bring together scholars working on Asia, the Middle East and Europe with respect to questions of global city making, migration diversity and cosmopolitan urbanities. This collaboration will enrich the understanding of global city-making processes by emphasizing the role played by international migration. It will also develop a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective on how migration impacts cities in the regions mentioned. Questions it seeks to address are:
- How are they linked through flows of migrants and what motivates the direction of various flows?
- How are these cities connected with and embedded within migrant transnational networks?
- What are the benefits of approaching regionally specific happenings in a comparative perspective?