We are very delighted to announce the release of our workshop publication, which is based on lectures, discussions and collaboration during the KOSMOS Workshop “Beyond Urban Transformation. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Urban Everyday Life” at Georg-Simmel Center for Metropolitan Studies, Humboldt-University of Berlin, September 5-8, 2018.

Workshop Publication | Beyond Urban Transformation | Berlin 2018

A workshop dedicated to the discussion of ethnographic, architectural, and artistic research on the city as both a space of eviction, displacement, dispossession, resistance, division, gentrification, friction, tension, lawfare, as well as space for of productive conflict, mobilization, commoning, encounter, community development, creativity, performance, intervention — toward alternative futures.

 The workshop brought together senior and junior scholars from urban anthropology, human geography, sociology, urban planning and design to collaborate interdisciplinary on researching how urban transformation can be studied ethnographically from the perspective of everyday urban practice along the topics of urban commons and resilience. Together with the invited speakers, and in collaboration with the participants, we have spent four intense and inspiring days in Berlin.

The publication was supported by the KOSMOS Program, Excellence Initiative of the Humboldt-University of Berlin, organized by the Urban Ethnography Lab, in cooperation with Harvard University and University of Toronto’s Ethnography Lab.

For a closer look inside the publication please visit:
Workshop Publication | Beyond Urban Transformation

© Urban Ethnography Lab, 2018


Posted by:Carolin Genz

Carolin Genz is an Urban Anthropologist. She holds a master degree in European Ethnology and Urban Cultures from Humboldt-University of Berlin (2009-2013) and is currently Research Associate at the Department for Cultural and Social Geography at the Humboldt-University since 2015. Her Ph.D. topic is: "Doing Resistance: Spatial Practices and the Production of Discourse“. Specifically, her research focuses on practices of production and appropriation of space, urban governance and digital tools of urban resistance. Furthermore, she is associated fellow in the Collaborative Research Centre 1265 "Re-Figuration of Spaces".

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