humancities@santiago: spatial segregation


Spatial segregation has emerged as a key characteristic of Latin American cities, further deepening the tangible and intangible lines of socioeconomic and racial inequality. This one-day workshop will explore the definition, manifestations, and processes of social segregation through dialogue with local experts and hands-on fieldwork in Santiago. Workshop participants will meet scholars, practitioners, and activists to understand the history and context of spatial segregation, followed by site visits led by local community groups actively working to address these manifestations and processes. They will uncover how spatial segregation is framed by various stakeholders, learn how to apply urban design principles and language for describing and mapping outcomes of social segregation, and engage in critical thinking and self-reflection in how they perceive and interact with social segregation while living and studying in Santiago.