Giulia Torino

Giulia Torino is a PhD Candidate in Urban Studies at the University of Cambridge, where she is a member of the research group Cities South of Cancer (Martin Centre, Department of Architecture), founder of the King’s College Urban Network together with Professor Matthew Gandy, and founder of the multi-departmental Urbanism in the Global South Working Group. In her research, she seeks to interrogate and problematize the concept of racial segregation in a Latin American metropolis (Bogotá) from the perspective of Afro-descendant invisibility and Latin American ‘decoloniality’ theory.

Jorge Pérez Jaramillo and the dystopian, utopian parable of Medellín

  King’s Review’s editor Giulia Torino and King’s College’s fellow Felipe Hernández met Jorge Pérez Jaramillo, Colombian architect and urbanist, during his visiting fellowship at King’s College to write his latest book. The work will deal with a critical overview of the widely celebrated post-1991 urban transformation of Medellín that became a planning reference for cities all around the world, under the soi-disant appellation of “the miracle of Medellín”. Drawing […]

Age of Extraction: An Interview With Saskia Sassen

  Professor Saskia Sassen is a world-renowned scholar who teaches at Columbia University in New York. She became increasingly known in the social sciences since the early 1990s, after the publication of her book The Global City (Princeton University Press, 1991), which introduced an urban and spatial perspective into the anti-capitalist critique to late-century market models and the growing power of the digital economy. In March 2017, KR editor Giulia Torino […]