‘Future Practices of Citizenship in Asia and the West’ , Leiden, 25-26 April 2022.


This conference forms part of the Care of the Self project which has been investigating human agency in society, taking Michel Foucault’s concept of the care of the self as its point of departure. The project’s focus on citizenship and human rights in Asia and the West (and comparisons between them) is one of its unique selling points. Follow the links for more information on the conference and the way to register:



Nurul Azlan, Gregory Bracken, Paul Rabé

Monday, 25 April

Session 2: The Digital Age: 13:30-16:00 CEST - April 24 (HK time 19:30-22:00)

1.         Tijn Rümke: Critical Heritage Engagement in a South Chinese Port City as a Self-taught Practice of Citizenship 

2.         Marie Gibert-Flutre: Reclaiming the Streets from the Apps? Rethinking Future Practices of Urban Citizenship in the Digital Age: Perspectives from Vietnam

3.         *Kin Wai Michael Siu: Care of the Self as a Spatial Practice: Digital Tools Supporting the Physical Activities of Migrant Domestic Workers in Hong Kong

4.         *Sau-Wa (Veronica) Mak and Kai-Yan (Amber) Poon: Political Consumerism, Youth Culture, and Social Media: A Case Study of ‘Yellow’ Food Influencers in Hong Kong