Synopsis of Research in Shanghai (May 7 - May 25)：
Professor Cardoso’s research takes place in Luanda, the capital of Angola, at the confluence of various global processes. Analyzing contemporary modes of city making in one of the largest oil economies in the African continent, Professor Cardoso’s inquiries take him to a variety of locations across the world. Given the relevance of its involvement in infrastructure and urban development all across the city, perhaps the most important of those locations has been China. At NYU Shanghai, Professor Cardoso will use the available resources, including connecting with faculty in Global China Studies and Social Sciences, in order to accomplish a number of research-related tasks. Not only will he expand his knowledge of Chinese urbanism, he will also use his time to analyze a few of the various approaches to city making being exported from China to Angola as well as some of the concrete geographical linkages currently being enacted by crude oil shipments going from Angola to China.