Thank you!

We want to thank all the participants, speakers and the organizing team for sharing time and thoughts with everyone at the workshop, for your insightful criticism and good energy, both of which kept us going through 3.5 days packed with information and inspiration! THANKS TO Prof. Alexa Färber Prof. Ignacio Farias Prof. Talja Blokland Prof.…

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Decoding mapping as practice: an interdisciplinary approach in architecture and urban anthropology

Text by Carolin Genz & Diana Lucas-Drogan, first published in The Urban Transcript Journal, Berlin. One can observe a renaissance in architecture, art and urban anthropology as in other cross-disciplines, rethinking the concepts of maps and cartography to capture the perceptions of the urban everyday. Moreover, academic as well as non-academic disciplines with a research…

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Counter-Mappings in art and architecture (Diana Lucas-Drogan)

The spaces we inhabit are structured by power structures and rules. In this dependency, our body, performances, and the way we navigate urban space interlink. In her works Diana Lucas-Drogan (re)draws and performs the cultural codes in counter-mappings and reflects on methods of representing the research field. Working as a freelance architect and artist, she…

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Urban transformation and beyond

We are happy to provide some first glimpse and insights of DAY I of our workshop “Beyond Urban Transformation”. Prof. Alexa Färber (Institute for European Ethnology, University of Vienna, Austria), Prof. Ignacio Farías (Professor for Urban Anthropology, Institute for European Ethnology, Humboldt-University of Berlin), Prof. Talja Blokland (Professor for Regional and Urban Sociology, Humboldt-University of…

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Methods Approach: Mapping & Field Note Writing

One can observe academics as well as non-academic disciplines with a research interest in urban settings facing methodological challenges when searching for ways to visualize and analyze the urban every day, its social and spatial connections, interactions, infrastructures and complexities. As ethnographers, geographers, artists and urban planners, our research methods must navigate multiple scales of…

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ONLY TWO WEEKS TO GO!

The final program for our upcoming KOSMOS workshop BEYOND URBAN TRANSFORMATION. Interdisciplinary Perspectives of Urban Everyday Life is out now. We are very looking forward to meeting excellent and inspiring speakers & participants from all over the world to widen our perspectives on urban commons and resilience.  For more information please have a look into…

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BEYOND URBAN TRANSFORMATION KOSMOS Workshop 2018

CfP | CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS The workshop brings together senior and junior scholars from urban anthropology, human geography and design to collaborate on researching how urban transformation can be studied ethnographically from the perspective of urban everyday practice along the topics of urban commons and resilience. The KOSMOS Workshop is funded by the Excellence Initiative by Humboldt-University of Berlin and hosted at Georg-Simmel…

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A Visit to Berlin

Doctoral students Carolin Genz and Holger Wilcke from Humboldt University hosted University of Toronto students Jessika Tremblay (PhD student), Bronwyn Frey (MA student) and Henry Lee Heinonen (MA student) in Berlin in October 2016. Our activities in Berlin were dedicated to establishing an official link between the University of Toronto Ethnography Lab (EL) and the…

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