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Negotiating (in)visibility: Street-making on the margins of Malmö, by Laleh Foroughanfar

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Accelerated by changes in the geography and capitalist social relations of production, the influx of labor migrants, refugees and asylum seekers has transformed the demography of cities in the global North. In the Swedish context, as the demography of the cities is altering, neoliberal urban planning and regeneration policies have emerged in the wake of socio-spatial polarization and racial capitalism in post-welfare era.

In recent decades, Malmö has undergone fundamental transformation from an industrial city into one of the post-industrial, service economy oriented “frontrunners in the neoliberalization of urban Sweden” (Baeten, 2012: 22).

Such processes have partly led to segregation and discrimination, with detrimental effects of social and economic deprivation for subaltern groups such as migrants with limited access to resourses. 

Laleh Foroughanfar presented this paper in the workshop: Dislocating Urban Studies

Photo by Jesper Ericsson on Unsplash