Excess of City: consummation of everyday life and gentrification

Rogerio Proença Leite (CES)

April 9, 2015, 18h00

Room 2, CES-Coimbra


Revisiting the debate on gentrification processes in areas with heritage value and analysing its unfolding in the construction of public sociabilities. The objective is to revise definitions, concepts and controversies in the light of recent experiences, emphasizing the logical inconsistencies of entrepreneurial urbanism, in order to rethink the city.

Bio note

Rogerio Proença Leite is a Sociologist with a PhD in Social Sciences (UNICAMP),  Associate Professor IV at UFS/ Brazil. Professor of the Doctoral Programme in Sociology at UFS, collaborates with the MA Programme in Heritage at IPHAN (Rio de Janeiro) and the MA/PhD in Cities and Urban Cultures at the University of Coimbra. Leite currently is conducting a Postdoctoral Traineeship at CES, University of Coimbra with a fellowship from CAPES/Brazil.

Activity within the Cities, Cultures, and Architecture Research Group (CCArq)