JOB ALERT – Urban Ethnography Postdoctoral Fellowship (Chicago)

The Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation and the Department of Sociology at the University of Chicago invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar specializing in urban ethnography. They are particularly interested in individuals committed to building a deep scientific understanding of cities and processes of urbanization around the world, and researchers developing innovative methods and practices…

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Workshop Publication “Beyond Urban Transformation”

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. A workshop dedicated to the discussion of ethnographic, architectural, and…

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Call for Panel Abstracts | “Doing Urban Ethnography” @ RC21 2019 Conference, Delhi

“Doing Urban Ethnography: New interdisciplinary and methodological approaches to comparative urban research” (P3) The Panel is part of the RC21 Conference @ Delhi, September 18th–21st, 2019:  In and Beyond the City: Emerging Ontologies, Persistent Challenges and Hopeful Futures. (Panel Abstract (P3) Academic, as well as non-academic disciplines with a research interest in urban transformation processes,…

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Urban Commons & Resilience

DAY III | KOSMOS Workshop “Beyond Urban Transformation” Urban transformation focuses primarily on the process of gentrification, urban renewal, neo-liberalization of the city, and housing (Smith 1996, Brenner 2002, Larsen 2016). Understanding these processes requires on-the-ground research on the everyday struggles and resilience of urban actors who are constantly adapting to emergent twenty-first century challenges,…

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Doing Urban Ethnography

Walking through the city, we aimed to capture its hidden symbolic logic, cultural, social and spatial codes in the research exercise during our KOSMOS Workshop “Beyond Urban Transformation”. What we capture is strongly influenced by our own attitudes, perceptions and attributions of meaning: the way we are socialized influences how we sense the city and…

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