Public Spaces and Urban Cultures

Annual Report for 2016

Published at: 13 February 2017

Annual Report for 2016

Organized by Stefania Ragozino, Sabine Knierbein and Gabriella Esposito de Vita, in collaboration with further TG members

 
Introduction

Public Spaces and Urban Cultures (PSUC) is a thematic group established in April 2010 with the initiative of Sabine Knierbein (Associate Professor, TU Vienna, Austria), Ceren Sezer (Architect and urban planner, TU Delft, Urban 4, Netherlands) and Chiara Tornaghi (Reader, Coventry University, United Kingdom). The main aim of the group is to generate an international and interdisciplinary exchange between the research and practices on public spaces and urban cultures. By doing so, it aims to support research, planning and a design agenda within the AESOP community, and beyond.

In 2016 the Group continued its endeavours to involve practitioners, academics, governmental and non-governmental professionals, and further interest groups into the TG’s activities and exchange of knowledge across disciplines and domains of action through meetings, workshops, conferences and roundtables. During 2016 the group’s membership rose to over 68 professionals working with public space, including practitioners and researchers, from both Europe and beyond. The year 2016 was important as a ‘switch year’ between the previous umbrella topic “Becoming Local” (2013-2015) and the new umbrella topic “Unstable geographies – Dislocated publics” (2016-2018). In parallel, the decisions to reorganize and more systematically distribute the challenges to internally organize the group taken during the AESOP TG 2015 meeting in Oporto have been implemented, with a new self-organized management group coming into being, which are headed by two senior group members in mutual dialogue and active horizontal exchange with all contributors (see list below).

 

Internal organisation of the group*

A collective made up of group members organises the activities of the PSUC. Some of the tasks of the core group are: to establish the Group’s agenda (working topics, calls, meetings); to manage communication via various media (homepage, blog, Facebook, mailing list, newsletter) among the Group’s members; to prepare meeting and annual reports; to disseminate scientific results; to promote a strong involvement into research and publication affairs; as well as towards a broader audience and the AESOP Secretary General.

The list of members who managed the Group’s activities in 2016 (in alphabetic order):

Katarzyna Bartoszewicz (Poland), Nadia Charalambosu (Cyprus), Gabriella Esposito De Vita (Italy), Sabine Knierbein (Austria/Germany), Elina Kränzle (Austria/Germany), Weronika Mazurkiewicz (Poland), Matej Niksic (Slovenia), Stefania Ragozino (Italy), Nikolai Roskamm (Germany), Sara Santos Cruz (Portugal), Ceren Sezer (Netherlands/Turkey), Tihomir Viderman (Austria/Croatia)

 

The list of members who (co-)organized meetings in 2016 and who will (co-)organize meetings in 2017/8:

 2016

Christine Mady - Faculty of Architecture, Art, and Design (FAAD), at the Notre Dame University Louaize

 

2017

Tihomir Viderman, Elina Kränzle, Sabine Knierbein - Interdisciplinary Centre for Urban Culture and Public Space, Faculty of Architecture and Planning, TU Wien

Biba Tominc /Nina Goršič /Matej Niksic - Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia

Gabriella Esposito De Vita, Sabine Knierbein, Ceren Sezer - AESOP Annual Conference 2017, Lisbon, Portugal

Carlo Cellamare - Tracce Urbane and Laboratory of Urban Studies, La Sapienza Rome

 

2018

Marleen Buizer - Land Use Planning Group, Wageningen University

Nadia Charalambous - Department of Architecture, University of Cyprus

 

Self-organized management group since 2015

 

Group Coordination

2015-2017 Sabine Knierbein (Austria/Germany) (Main Volunteer), Gabriella Esposito De Vita (Italy) (Secondary Volunteer)

2017-2019 Gabriella Esposito De Vita (Italy) (Main Volunteer), Ceren Sezer (Netherlands/Turkey) (Secondary Volunteer)

2019-2021 Ceren Sezer (Netherlands/Turkey) (Main Volunteer) – to be elected (Secondary Volunteer)

 

Research Affairs

Sara Santos Cruz (Portugal) and Nikolai Roskamm (Germany) (Main Volunteers), Nadia Charalambous (Cyprus) (Secondary Volunteer)

 

Public Relations

Stefania Ragozino (Secondary Volunteer)

 

Public Liaison

Tihomir Viderman (Austria/Croatia) (Main Volunteer), Elina Kränzle (Austria) (Secondary Volunteer)

 

Social Media

Weronika Mazurkiewicz (Poland) (Main Volunteer), Katarzyna Bartoszevicz (Poland), Matej Niksic (Slovenia) (Secondary Volunteers)

 

Special acknowledgements are extended to Professor Ali Madanipour (University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK) and Professor Sophie Watson (Open University, UK), who have generously contributed to the group’s meetings with their wide expertise in the fields of public spaces and urban cultures.

 

 

Group’s activities in 2016

This year was the common ground for expired working theme Becoming Local (2014-2016; http://www.aesop-planning.eu/blogs/posts/en_GB/urban-cultures-and-public-spaces/2013/05/11/readabout/ becoming-local-call-for-interest) and coming working theme Unstable Geographies – Dislocated Publics (2016-2018; http://www.aesop-planning.eu/blogs/posts/en_GB/urban-cultures-and-public-spaces/2015/12/ 16/readabout/call-for-interest-unstable-geographies-dislocated-publics). During this year, the entire work regarding the documentation of events realized under the former umbrella topic was carried out to collect results. In addition, a new focus on research and publication affairs has been set by launching a Call for papers in a Special Issue in the Journal of Urban Design to reflect on the results of the previous umbrella theme. The work regarding the actual research focus includes group work for drafting and finalizing jointly the agenda of the current umbrella theme and the related call for hosting an event between 2016 and 2018. As a result, the following Unstable Geographies – Dislocated Publics Meetings will be organized: Wien (Austria, 29th-31st March 2017), Ljubljana (Slovenia, 25-27th May 2017), Lisbon (Portugal, July 2017), Rome (Italy, Autumn 2017), Amsterdam (Netherlands, March 2018), Nicosia (Cyprus, May 2018), Gothenburg, (Sweden, July 2018). The first meeting within this new series took place in Beirut, Lebanon, in November 2016.

 

Table of the TG’s 2016-2018 events

Date

Name

Institution

Place

AESOP TG Representative

Contacts

2016

 

 

 

 

 

10th/11th November 2016

Christine Mady

Faculty of Architecture, Art, and Design (FAAD), at the Notre Dame University Louaize

Louaize. Lebanon

Matej Niksic (Slovenia)

Nadia Charalambous (Cyprus)

christine.mady@gmail.com

matejn@uirs.si

charalambous.nadia@ucy.ac.cy

 

2017

 

 

 

 

 

29th-31st March 2017

Sabine Knierbein

Elina Kränzle

Tihomir Viderman

Interdisciplinary Centre for Urban Culture and Public Space, Faculty of Architecture and Planning, TU Wien

Vienna, Austria

Gabriella Esposito de Vita (Italy)

Katarzyna Bartoszewicz (Poland)

 

knierbein@skuor.tuwien.ac.at

tihomir.viderman@skuor.tuwien.ac.at

elina.kraenzle@skuor.tuwien.ac.at

g.esposito@irat.cnr.it

kat.bartoszewicz@gmail.com

25th/26th/ (27th) May 2017

Biba Tominc /

Nina Goršič /

Matej Niksic

 

Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia

 

Weronika Mazurkiewicz (Poland)

Stefania Ragozino (Italy)

 

biba.tominc@uirs.si

nina.gorsic@uirs.si

matejn@uirs.si

wero.mazurkiewicz@gmail.com s.ragozino@iriss.cnr.it

11th-14th July 2017

Gabriella Esposito de Vita*

Sabine Knierbein*

Ceren Sezer*

AESOP Annual Conference 2017, Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal*

Sara Santos Cruz*

Katarzyna Bartoszewicz*

Nikolai Roskamm*

Plus: All TG members attending the conference and further colleagues

gabespo@unina.it

knierbein@skuor.tuwien.ac.at

C.Sezer@tudelft.nl

scruz@fe.up.pt

kat.bartoszewicz@gmail.com

nikolai.roskamm@fh-erfurt.de

Autumn 2017

Carlo Cellamare

Tracce Urbane and Laboratory of Urban Studies, La Sapienza Rome

Rome, Italy

Sabine Knierbein (Austria)

Burcu Yigit Turan (Turkey)

 

carlo.cellamare@uniroma1.it

knierbein@skuor.tuwien.ac.at

burcuyigitturan@gmail.com

2018

 

 

 

 

 

March 2018

Marleen Buizer

Land Use Planning Group, Wageningen University

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Burcu Yigit Turan (Turkey)

Sara Santos Cruz (Portugal)

 

marleen.buizer@wur.nl

scruz@fe.up.pt

burcuyigitturan@gmail.com

May 2018

Nadia Charalambous

 

Department of Architecture, University of Cyprus

Nicosia, Cyprus

Ceren Sezer (The Netherlands)

Nikolai Roskamm (Germany)

 

charalambous.nadia@ucy.ac.cy

C.Sezer@tudelft.nl

nikolai.roskamm@fh-erfurt.de

July 2018

tbc

 

AESOP Annual Conference 2018, Gothenborg, Sweden

Gothenborg, Sweden

tbc

 

tbc

 

Note: Apart from the general AESOP Annual Conference Meetings, the AESOP TG PSUC has established the policy that all meetings should be free of cost to AESOP TG members (http://www.aesop-planning.eu/blogs/en_GB/urban-cultures-and-public-spaces/test) and that affordable accommodation proposals are provided by the local host.

In times of open call for hosting an AESOP TG PSUC, group members and other interested parties could submit a proposal for hosting a TG event (conference/call for abstract/call for paper/workshop/meeting) about current themes of the PSUC Thematic Group. This proposal should contain information about timing, place, host institution, concept and issues to deepen.

Once the event has been accepted, scheduled and the working group has been constituted from local members and TG representatives, the working group will work on the call that will be shared with active TG members prior to dissemination in order to start the discussion of themes of relevance and to promote the participation to the event. A finally agreed version of the call will be shared with local and TG network through Social Media and Public Relations TG volunteers.

Finalizing umbrella theme “Becoming Local”

Under the working theme Becoming Local, the group engaged in the exploration of multifaceted aspects of public spaces, in which the processes of urban transformation are the most visible. These processes are not considered static or fixed in character, rather permanent in flow. This is particularly the case in the context of international mobility and migration, accompanied and impacted by the global financial crisis and changes in the labour markets. In this context, public spaces perform more and more as a platform for changing cultural values and rituals that are displayed, contested, managed and commodified. From this standpoint, Becoming Local approached public spaces as arenas of conflict, negotiation and consensus among different actors who shape the city. It also suggested that there is an increasing need for creative approaches and strategies to allow vulnerable and marginalised urban groups (beyond so-called mainstream society) to take part in this process, either through individual or collective strategies.

The group explored and rethought relations between the concepts, meanings and people related to construction of (local) spaces and places, policies and practices, and everyday life considering three perspectives:

• Public space as an interface of both local and global processes

• The social production of meaningful places

• Material and immaterial dimensions of post-Fordist restructuring

 

Starting the new umbrella topic “Unstable Geographies – Dislocated Publics”

The working theme Unstable Geographies – Dislocated Publics recognises public spaces, as a manifestation of cities’ different everyday cultures, as valuable social and cultural capital of urban societies. They have increasingly been celebrated as crossroads of different interests, backgrounds, and values, allowing - if not inviting - diverse urban populations to enjoy the fruits of (past) emancipatory struggle(s). A thriving scene of actors and performative practices mainly rooted in the fields of urban design and planning for the city centres and adjacent districts, engages in creating places of everyday life for multiple city publics. This renaissance of diverse public spaces, however, takes place against the bleak backdrop painted by fear and uncertainty now also spilling onto the privileged part of the world, which has found itself overwhelmed by the scale of the recent crisis of capitalism and the increased mobilities of refugees and migrants, rendering public spaces important sites of humanitarian aid and protection of human and refugee rights. A response carved out by policymakers and institutions, which has not shied away from morally ambiguous means to put capitalism back on track and curb the influx of (uninvited) people, has shown that the institutions and the order of the West, while building on the achievements of past emancipatory struggles, often sustain hostile practices of exclusion and othering, and is undergoing fundamental shifts as well. A number of initiatives and activists’ movements stand in opposition to neo-colonial, nationalist and xenophobic practices, calling on urban publics and emerging cultures to challenge and rethink the prevailing political and institutional ethics. In the meantime, a strong call for strengthening dialogue and mutual learning between cities and regions of the Global South and of the Global North is gaining momentum in urban research and practice. The Unstable Geographies – Dislocated Publics series combines inclusive urban theory, methods, and practice to promote (post) migrational perspectives between different world regions and their cities. It simultaneously reflects on the changing structural constraints in times of multiple crises in which public space is emphasized in various, partly contradictory ways: social, cultural, ecological, political, and economic. Our standpoint takes public spaces as a key catalyst in the process of accommodating diverse cultural values and meeting basic human needs and rights. Among many salient and urgent issues that need to inform current planning, design, and research communities both in theory and practice, we suggest focusing on four main subtopics:

1. City, refugees, and migration

2. Fragmented social fabric – individualised patterns of consumption

3. The decline of national politics – Resurgence of the urban political

4. Change of perspective – worlding urban studies

 

Productive steps in 2016

 

February 2016

Call for interest

Working theme 2016-2018 Unstable Geographies – Dislocated Publics

 

 
   

The AESOP Thematic Group for Public Spaces and Urban Cultures (AESOP TG PS-UC) has opened a call to potential institutional partners, in Europe and beyond, to host the group’s meeting in the series UNSTABLE GEOGRAPHIES - DISLOCATED PUBLICS, during the period from 2016 to 2018. Previous meetings of the Thematic Group have been organised under the themes of “Conviviality” (2010-2012; in Vienna, Ljubljana, Naples, Brussels, and Lisbon) and “Becoming Local” (2013-2015; in Istanbul, Bucharest, Vienna, Paris, Rome, Glasgow, and Oporto). The new topic UNSTABLE GEOGRAPHIES - DISLOCATED PUBLICS has been developed during the group’s meetings in Prague and Oporto between July and September 2015. This umbrella topic builds on the group’s approaches and activities aimed to critically reflect upon, analyse, and discuss current trends and tendencies in public spaces and urban cultures in the fields of urban research, design, and planning.

 

July 2016

Call for papers

Special issue in the Journal of Urban Design – Becoming Local: inquires into public space practices, meanings and values

 

 
   

Call for papers for a special issue in Journal of Urban Design has the goal to assemble and to precise insights of the becoming local series. We encourage contributors from the different workshops as well as other authors, who report from different fronts of becoming local in public space.

This call brings out the topics discussed, namely, by:

  1. Understanding public spaces as “places” where global tendencies ‘sediment’ and are being ‘translated’ and ‘transformed’ according to local cultural, social and political contexts.
  2. Public spaces as a ‘reflection of local identities’ shaped by community behaviours, patterns of everyday life and collective memories.
  3. Public spaces as a ‘ground of investigation of place making practices’ by different actors and agents particularly in the context of changing role of state, market and civil society in shaping, creating and transforming public spaces.

Given the above, the aim of this special issue is to explore relevant debates on public space, bringing together researchers and case studies from different urban contexts. The outcome aims to contribute to the debate of achieving a consensus to create inclusive public spaces.

 

9-11 November

First meeting series Unstable Geographies – Dislocated Publics

Organized and hosted by the Faculty of Architecture, Art and Design at the Notre Dame University – Louaize Beirut, Lebanon

 

 
   

A three days meeting of the AESOP Thematic Group for Public Spaces and Urban Cultures (AESOP TG PSUC) was organized and hosted by the Faculty of Architecture, Art and Design at the Notre Dame University – Louaize in Beirut, Lebanon. This meeting launched the new thematic series: Unstable Geographies – Dislocated Publics which aims at addressing current issues related to public spaces common to cities globally, from an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary perspective, while engaging a variety of actors and stakeholders through four themes:

  1. City, refugees, and migration
  2. Fragmented social fabric – individualised patterns of consumption
  3. The decline of national politics – Resurgence of the urban political
  4. Change of perspective – worlding urban studies

The purpose of the Beirut meeting, organized in parallel to the City Street2 Conference was to unfold themes under the title of the series within the local and unstable context of Beirut. Based on the characteristics and issues in Beirut that are also pertinent to other cities in the global South as well as the global North, this TG meeting focused on the two sub-themes: City, Refugees and Migration, and Fragmented Social Fabric: Individualised Patterns of Consumption.



Funded Research Projects*

Some of the research projects funded by urban, regional, national or European research councils

Gabriella Esposito De Vita and Stefania Ragozino g.esposito@iriss.cnr.it

Institute of Research on Innovation and Services for Development IRISS - National Research Council of Italy CNR, Naples

STRATEGIE E POLITICHE PLACE-BASED PER LO SVILUPPO LOCALE

Duration: 2016-2018

Coordinator: Gabriella Esposito De Vita (IRISS CNR)

Partner: University Federico II of Naples

Funding scheme: Italian Research Council

Themes and expected results: combining community engagement and participatory approaches within a cooperative and place-based regeneration process. A specific focus is dedicated to the role of civic economics and civil society initiatives in enhancing bottom up local development and social innovation.

More info at: www.iriss.cnr.it

 

Kathrin Golda-Pongratz - Kathrin.Golda@fb1.fra-uas.de

Architekturzentrum Wien (AzW), Vienna, Austria

FROM “A ROOF OW MY OWN” TO A CITY OF OUR OWN

Duration: 2016-2018

Funding scheme: Building and Social Housing Foundation BSHF, UK

 

TERRA-LAB.CAT: A RESEARCH ON THE VISUAL IMAGINARY OF CATALONIA

Duration: 2016-2018

Coordinators: Vicenç Altaió, Ignasi López, Sergi Opisso and Román Yñán

Funding scheme: Fundació Carulla, Barcelona, Spain

 

Jeff Hou - jhou@uw.edu

College of Built Environments, University of Washington, USA

NEW URBAN-RURAL RELATIONS IN ASIA: TRANS-PACIFIC PERSPECTIVES ON RESILIENT CITY-REGIONS

Duration: 2015-2016

Coordinator: Dan Abramson

Partners: Manish Chalana, Jeffrey Hou, Ken Oshima, Vikram Prakash, John D. Scott, and Dongsheng Zhang

Funding scheme: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Themes and expected results: planning for environmental and social resilience; international workshop

More info at: http://depts.washington.edu/asianurb/resilience-and-asian-urbanism-a-collaborative-workshop/

 

CREATIVE URBAN COMMONING AS DEMOCRATIC PLACEMAKING IN CONTEMPORARY HONG KONG

Duration: 2015-2016

Coordinator: Jeffrey Hou

Partner: None

Funding scheme: China Studies Research Grant, University of Washington

Themes and expected results: Urban commoning, public space and democracy; journal article

More info at: N/A

 

Sabine Knierbein - knierbein@skuor.tuwien.ac.at

Interdisciplinary Centre for Urban Culture and Public Space, TU Wien, Vienna, Austria

CITY OF VIENNA VISITING PROFESSORSHIP PROGRAMME

Duration: 2008-ongoing

Coordinator: Associate Professor, Dr. phil. Sabine Knierbein

Partners: City of Vienna, Administrative Group for Urban Development, Traffic and Transport, Climate Protection, Engery and Public Participation, City of Vienna; Group Planning, Magistratsdirektion der Stadt Wien, Geschäftsbereich Bauten und Technik, Stadtbaudirektion - Gruppe Planung

Expected Results/Impact: Revision of Teaching Curricula in Architecture and Planning through the lenses of public space and urban cultures; Social Innovation and University as main drivers for fair urban transformation.

More info at:  http://skuor.tuwien.ac.at/en/professors

 

Matej Nikšič - matejn@uirs.si

Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana

HUMAN CITIES - CHALLENGING THE CITY SCALE

Duration: 2015-2018

Coordinator: La Cité du design

Partners: La Cité du design (FR), Politecnico di Milano (IT), Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia (SI),Clear Village (UK), Zamek Cieszyn (PL), Association Design Week Belgrade (RS), Pro Materia (BE), Aalto University (FI), FH Joanneum (AT), Association of Estonian designers (EST), Beaz (ES),Culture Lab (BE)

Funding scheme: Creative Europe – European Commission

Themes and expected results: 1.Review of State of the Art in the field of civil society reclaiming public space (on-line and printed publication) 2.Experimentation labs (on-line and printed publication) 3. Travelling exhibition (on-line and in situ exhibition materials and catalogues) 4. Local conferences and workshops (reports) 5. Final symposium (September 2018).

More info at: www.humancities.eu

 

PEOPLE FRIENDLY CITIES IN A DATA RICH WORLD

Duration: 2012-2016

Coordinator: Mark Dyer, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Partners: 29 European countries

Funding scheme: COST (European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research) office

Themes and expected results: (1) Specification and evaluation an evolving framework for collaborative urbanism; (2) Facilitation of a dialogue about how the software of a city can be combined with the hardware of a city to promote smart and liveable cities; (3) Development of a knowledge platform; (4) Provision of training to a community of Early Stage Researchers in interdisciplinary research and practice; (5)People friendly Cities Forum (to be held in Brussels in late 2016)

More info at: http://w3.cost.eu/fileadmin/domain_files/TUD/Action_TU1204/mou/TU1204-e.pdf

 

Nikolai Roskamm - nikolai.roskamm@fh-erfurt.de

Fakultät Architektur und Stadtplanung, Fachhochschule Erfurt University of Applied Sciences

ASSOCIATED APPLICANT, GRADUIERTENKOLLEG IDENTITÄT UND ERBE

Duration: 2016-2020

Funding scheme: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

Themes and expected results:

 

Sara Santos Cruz - scruz@fe.up.pt

CITTA Research Centre for Territory, Transports and Environment, from the University of Porto, Portogallo

PEOPLE FRIENDLY CITIES IN A DATA RICH WORLD

Duration: 2012-2016

Coordinator: Mark Dyer, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Partners: 29 European countries

Funding scheme: COST (European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research) office

Themes and expected results: 1.Specification and evaluation an evolving framework for collaborative urbanism; 2.Facilitationof a dialogue about how the software of a city can be combined with the hardware of a city to promote smart and liveable cities; 3.Developmentof a knowledge platform; 4.Provisionoftraining to a community of Early Stage Researchers in interdisciplinary research and practice; 5.PeoplefriendlyCities Forum (to be held in Brussels in late 2016)

More info at: http://w3.cost.eu/fileadmin/domain_files/TUD/Action_TU1204/mou/TU1204-e.pdf

 

MIA - METABOLIC IMPACT ASSESSMENT: FROM CONCEPT TO PRACTICE

Duration: 2016-2019

Coordinator: Paulo Pinho

Partners: CITTA Team (Anastassios Perdicoulis, Cecília Silva, Luísa Mendes Batista, Paulo Pinho [coordinator], Ruben Fernandes, Sara Santos Cruz, Vítor Oliveira), Lisbon City Council, Oporto City Council, Comissão de Coordenação e Desenvolvimento Regional de Lisboa e Vale do Tejo (CCDRLVT), Comissão de Coordenação e Desenvolvimento Regional Do Norte (CCDRN)

Funding scheme: FCT (Portuguese National Foundation)

Themes and expected results: main themes of this project are urban metabolism, assessment of plans and urban projects, cities and metropolitan areas, Strategic Environmental Assessment. Main expected results are development of MIA plug-in into SEA; development of four user-friendly and efficient models for four urban metabolism components: energy (considering both for the buildings and transport sector), water, land-use and material; an improved version of the Metabolic Impact Assessment Methodology, both in procedural and methodological terms.

More info at: http://citta.fe.up.pt/projects/mia-metabolic-impact-assessment-from-concept-to-practice

 

Georgiana Varna – Georgiana.Varna@glasgow.ac.uk

Newcastle University, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle, United Kingdom

WHOLE - A COMPREHENSIVE RESOURCE EFFICIENCY MODEL OF URBAN STRUCTURE

Coordinator: Prof Panu Lehtovuori, Tampere Technical University, Tampere, Finland

Funding Scheme: Finnish Government

 


Teaching Activities of Group Members*

Naomi Adiv

Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning, Portland State University, Oregon, USA

Lecture: course “PUBLIC SPACE”

Hosting institution: Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning, Portland, Oregon

 

Vera-Karina Gebhardt

Universidade Nova de Lisboa, School of Business and Economics

Lecture: “INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN, DESIGN HISTORIES, DESIGN MANAGEMENT”

Hosting institution: EU Business School Munich, Germany

 

Kathrin Golda-Pongratz

Architekturzentrum Wien (AzW), Vienna, Austria

Lecture: Por una autonomía del habitar. Legado y actualidad del trabajo de John F C Turner en América

Latina / Towards an autonomy of housing. Legacy and topicality of John F C Turner’s work in Latin America

Hosting institution: Urban Library Event, Habitat III International Conference, Quito, Ecuador

 

Lecture: Por una autonomía del habitar

Hosting institution: Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC), Lima, Peru

 

Lecture: Landscapes of pressure

Hosting institution: Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

 

Tarek Khan

Eastern University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, administrator of Career Services and International Office (CSIO)

Lecture: Career Success Program (CSP)

Hosting institution:Eastern University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

 

Lecture: Training on E-Commerce

Hosting institution:Eastern University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

 

Lecture: Seminar on Higher Education

Hosting institution:Eastern University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

 

Lecture: Interactive session on Histories, Mythologies and Folklore of Bangladesh

Hosting institution:Eastern University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

 

Sabine Knierbein

TU Wien, Vienna, Austria

Lecture: "THE EUROPEAN CITY: A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK IN CRISIS”

Master module Summer term 2016

Hosting institution: TU Wien, Vienna, Austria

 

Seminar: "SOCIAL INEQUALITIES AND NEW URBAN (IM)MOBILITIES" Masters project Winter term 2016

Hosting institution: TU Wien, Vienna, Austria

 

Project: "SOLIDARITY AND THE MAKING OF LIVED HERITAGE" Masters project Winter term 2016

Hosting institutions: TU Wien, Vienna, Austria and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (Erasmus Teaching Exchange)

 

Seminar: THESIS – URBAN STUDIES REVISITED

Hosting institution: TU Wien, Vienna, Austria

 

Elina Kranzle

TU Wien, Vienna, Austria

Project: “REFUGEES AND THE CITY”, Master project Winter term 2015

Hosting institution: TU Wien, Vienna, Austria

 

Lecture: "URBAN ETHNOGRAPHY AND EXPLORATIVE MAPPING AND VISUALISATION" Masters exercise Summer term 2016

Hosting institution: TU Wien, Vienna, Austria

 

Project: "SOLIDARITY AND THE MAKING OF LIVED HERITAGE" Masters project Winter term 2016 in exchange with Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Hosting institution: TU Wien, Vienna, Austria

 

Nikolai Roskamm

Fakultät Architektur und Stadtplanung, Fachhochschule Erfurt University of Applied Sciences

Lecture: STADTBAUGESCHICHTE UND STÄDTEBAU, lecture, Bachelor, Studiengänge Architektur und Stadt- und Raumplanung, Hosting institution: Fachhochschule Erfurt University of Applied Sciences

 

Lecture: PROJEKT MA1, Wettbewerb Schinkel, Westkreuz Berlin, Master, Studiengänge Landschaftsarchitektur und Stadt- und Raumplanung

Hosting institution: Fachhochschule Erfurt University of Applied Sciences

 

Lecture: PLANUNG IM WANDEL, Seminar Master, Studiengang Stadt- und Raumplanung

Hosting institution: Fachhochschule Erfurt University of Applied Sciences

 

Lecture: PLANUNGSTHEORIE UND -METHODEN, lecture, Bachelor, Studiengang Stadt- und Raumplanung

Hosting institution: Fachhochschule Erfurt University of Applied Sciences

 

Lecture: STADTUMBAU, lecture/exercise (Stadtumbaugebiet Rabenhold, Arnstadt), Bachelor, Studiengang Stadt- und Raumplanung

Hosting institution: Fachhochschule Erfurt University of Applied Sciences

 

Lecture: FAHR! RAD ERFURT, project/studio MA2, Master, Studiengang Stadt- und Raumplanung

Hosting institution: Fachhochschule Erfurt University of Applied Sciences

 

Lecture: STUDIENPROJEKT VI, Bachelor, Studiengang Stadt- und Raumplanung

Hosting institution: Fachhochschule Erfurt University of Applied Sciences

 

Zeynep Turan Hoffman

Visiting Scholar, The New School, The Milano School for International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy

Lecture: Class spring 2016 Public Space in Global Cities: From Citizens to Consumers

Hosting institution: Milano School for International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy

 

Georgiana Varna

Newcastle University, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle, United Kingdom

Lecture: “GLOBAL CITIES COURSE”, Urban Studies masters students

Hosting institution: University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

 

Lecture: “MEASURING PUBLIC SPACE: THE STAR MODEL”, lecture delivered for the MRes in Inter-disciplinary Urban Design

Hosting institution: The Bartlett, University College of London, United Kingdom

 

Lecture: “NEW METHODOLOGIES FOR URBAN PUBLIC SPACE RESEARCH”, delivered to the PhD community

Hosting institution: Geography Department, École Normale Superior, Paris, France



Conference/Workshop

Naomi Adiv

Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning, Portland State University, Oregon, USA

URBAN WATERS: PRIVATE BODIES IN PUBLIC AQUATIC SPACES

Role: organizer of paper session

Hosting institution: Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, USA

 

INFRASTRUCTURES OF HYGIENE: MUNICIPAL BATHING WATERS IN NEW YORK CITY 1870-PRESENT

Role: presentation at conference

Hosting institution: Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, USA

 

RIVERS, FILTH AND HEAT: THE CONFLICT OVER THE CLOSURE OF THE NEW YORK CITY RIVER BATHS, 1901 – 1938

Role: invited presentations

Hosting institution: PARLOR, New York City, USA

 

ARCHIVAL RESEARCH AND ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGIES

Role: invited presentations

Hosting institution: Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning, Portland State University, Oregon, USA

 

GUEST LECTURER AND CRITIC, ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO, PROF. JEFF SCHNABEL

Role: invited presentations, Hosting institution: Portland State University, Oregon, USA

 

Gabriella Esposito De Vita

Research Institute for Innovation and Services for Development, Italian Research Council, Naples, Italy

UN-HABITAT “THE CITY WE NEED” DOCUMENT, ADVANCED BRAINSTORMING CARREFOUR “THE SCIENCE OF THE CITY”

Role: coordination of the rounde table

Hosting institution: Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

 

UN’OCCASIONE DI SVILUPPO INTEGRATO, L’IMPRESA SOCIALE PER LE POLITICHE URBANE DI RIGENERAZIONE

Role: paper presentation

Hosting institution: Conferenza Nazionale Società Italiana degli Urbanisti, University of Catania, Italy

 

BOTTOM-UP URBANISM? A MULTI-SCALAR INVESTIGATION OF URBAN TRANSFORMATION IN NAPLES, ITALY

Role: paper presentation

Hosting institution: Conference Eura, Polytechnic of Turin, Italy

 

INCLUSIVE CITIES FOR INTERCULTURAL COMMUNITIES. EUROPEAN EXPERIENCES

Role: paper presentation

Hosting institution: 2nd International Symposium NEW METROPOLITAN PERSPECTIVES, Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria, Italy

 

CITIES FROM THE SEA

Role: workshop referee

Hosting institution: Research Institute for Innovation and Services for Development, Naples, Italy

 

Vera-Karina Gebhardt

School of Business and Economics, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbona, Portogallo

TODAY'S AND TOMORROW'S DESIGN RESEARCHER

Role: workshop organisation

Hosting institution: Design Research Society Annual Conference, Brighton, UK

 

FICTIONAL REALITIES FOR SUSTAINABLE FUTURES

Role: workshop organisation

Hosting institution: World Planning School Congress, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

 

DESIGN METHODS AND THEIR FUNCTION IN FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE

Role: paper presentation

Hosting institution: Royal Geographic Society Annual Conference, London, UK

 

Sabine Knierbein

TU Wien, Vienna, Austria

HACKING URBAN FURNITURE

Role: Invited Expert

Hosting institution: Berlin Centre for Arts and Urbanism, Germany

 

RADICAL DIALECTICS, URBAN INEQUALITY AND EVERYDAY RESISTANCE

Role: Invited Keynote Speech

Hosting institution: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

 

PUBLIC SPACE AND HOUSING AFFAIRS, AND ‘RESISTANCE COMBINED’

Role: Invited Keynote Speech

Hosting institution: Summer School, Universität Wien, Austria

 

LIVED SPACE DIALECTICS. COMBINED ACTIVISM AND RELATIONAL COUNTER SPACE

Role: Public Evening Lecture

Hosting institution: TU Wien, Vienna, Austria

 

PLACEMAKING TO CREATE SOLUTIONS FOR URBAN INEQUALITY IN ATHENS

Role: Invited International Expert

Hosting institution: Bertelsmann Foundation Washington and City of Athens, Greece

 

 

Stefania Ragozino

Research Institute for Innovation and Services for Development, Italian Research Council, Naples, Italy

UN’OCCASIONE DI SVILUPPO INTEGRATO, L’IMPRESA SOCIALE PER LE POLITICHE URBANE DI RIGENERAZIONE

Role: paper presentation

Hosting institution: Conferenza Nazionale Società Italiana degli Urbanisti, University of Catania, Italy

 

BOTTOM-UP URBANISM? A MULTI-SCALAR INVESTIGATION OF URBAN TRANSFORMATION IN NAPLES, ITALY

Role: paper presentation

Hosting institution: Conference Eura, Polytechnic of Turin, Italy

 

TOOLS FOR REGENERATION OF THE URBAN LANDSCAPE. SOCIAL ENTERPRISE AS A LINK BETWEEN PEOPLE AND LANDSCAPE

Role: paper presentation and picking up of the Mollica Award

Hosting institution: 2nd International Symposium NEW METROPOLITAN PERSPECTIVES, Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria, Italy

 

IDENTITÀ MARITTIMA E RIGENERAZIONE URBANA. NISIDA: DA ISOLA NEGATA AD OASI DELLE POSSIBILITÀ

Role: poster presentation

Hosting institution: XXIX Congresso INU, Cagliari, Italy

 

CITIES FROM THE SEA

Role: workshop referee

Hosting institution: Research Institute for Innovation and Services for Development, Naples, Italy

 

 

Excursion and different types of outreach-networking events

Naomi Adiv

Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning, Portland State University, Oregon, USA

TOUR ON PUBLIC ART, WITH PEGGY KENDELLEN

Typology of event: excursion

Location: Regional Arts and Culture Council at ACSP, Portland, Oregon, USA

 

RIVERS, FILTH AND HEAT: THE CONFLICT OVER THE CLOSURE OF NEW YORK CITY RIVER BATHS, 1901 – 1938

Typology of event: talk

Location: PARLOR salon for young architects, New York, USA

 

Sabine Knierbein

TU Wien, Vienna, Austria

ERASMUS TEACHING AND STUDENT EXCHANGE AUSTRIA-GREECE

Typology of event: joint workshop

Location: TU Wien, Austria with Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

 

Kathrin Golda-Pongratz

Architekturzentrum Wien (AzW), Vienna, Austria

LITTLE BIG PRESS – THE BOOK’S SPACE

Typology of event: exhibition

Location: FotoGrafia – Festival Internazionale di Roma, MACRO, Rome/Italy

 

Georgiana Varna

Newcastle University, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle, United Kingdom

FELLOWSHIP

Typology of event: fellowship

Location: Columbia University, New York, USA

 

Some of the recent publications and conference presentations by group members*

Adiv, N. (2016). “The effect of private programming on public life in Portland’s ‘living room’ – the case of Pioneer Courthouse Square,” Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Portland, OR, November 3 – 6, 2016.

Chalana M., Hou J. (2016). “Epilogue: Sites of Questions, Contestation, and Resistance”. In Chalana M.,  Hou J, (eds.) Messy Urbanism: Understanding the ‘Other’ Cities of Asia, 238-243. Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong.

Chenyu L., Hou J., (2016). “A City for the Greater Good: Sharing and Empowerment in Urban Taiwan”. Green, vol. 42(8), 101-105.

Cohen-Cruz J., Hou J., and Ifeoma Nwankwo (eds., 2016). “Special Issue: ‘Globally Engagement’: Pedagogy, Research, and Creative Practices”. Public: A Journal of Imagining America, vol. 3(2).

De Backer M., Melgaço L., Varna G., Menichelli F. (2016). Order and Conflict in Public Space. Routledge, London.

Esposito De Vita G., Ragozino S. (2016). “Un’occasione di sviluppo integrato, l’impresa sociale per le politiche urbane di rigenerazione”. In Planum Cambiamenti Responsabilità e strumenti per l’urbanistica a servizio del paese. IXX Conferenza Nazionale Società Italiana degli Urbanisti.

Esposito De Vita G., Ragozino S. (2016). “Social reuse of Camorra confiscated properties: civic activation and collective goods”. In Becoming local: generative places, smart approaches, happy people CITTA 8th Annual Conference on Planning Research AESOP TG Public Spaces & Urban Cultures Event, Porto, Portogallo, 25 settembre 2015,401-416.

Esposito De Vita G., Oppido S. (2016). “Inclusive Cities for Intercultural Communities. European Experiences”. In Procedia Social and Behavioral Science, vol. 223, 134-140.

Esposito De Vita G., Trillo C., Martinez-Perez A. (2016). “Community planning and urban design in contested places. Some insights from Belfast”. In Journal of Urban Design, vol. 21(3), 320-334.

Esposito De Vita G., Trillo C., Oppido S. (2016). “Urban regeneration and civic economics: a community-led approach in Boston and Naples”. In Journal of Comparative Cultural Studies in Architecture, vol. 9, 28-40.

Frank S., Knierbein S.,  Kränzle E. (2016). Urban Culture, Public Space and the Present: Urban Solidarity and European Crisis. Exploring urban present(s). Reader available for free via info@skuor.tuwien.ac.at<mailto:info@skuor.tuwien.ac.at>

Golda-Pongratz K. (2016). “Landscapes of Pressure”. UrbanNext. https://urbannext.net/landscapes-ofpressure/>.

Golda-Pongratz K., Teschner K (eds., 2016). “Spaces of Memory – Lugares de memoria. Trialog n° 118-119”. Journal on Planning and Building in a Global Context.

Golda-Pongratz K. (2016). “Urban Memory – Palimpsests, Traces and Demarcations in Metropolitan Lima”. In Golda-Pongratz K., Teschner K (eds.) Spaces of Memory – Lugares de Memoria. Trialog N° 118-119, Journal on Planning and Building in a Global Context, p. 4-17.

Golda-Pongratz K. (2016). “Las huellas de Eurovegas”. GeocritiQ, 25 de octubre de 2016, n. 260. ISSN: 2385–5096. http://www.geocritiq.com/2016/10/las-huellas-de-eurovegas

Golda-Pongratz K., Teschner K. (eds., 2016). “Habitat III. Trialog n° 124-125”. Journal on Planning and Building in a Global Context.

Golda-Pongratz K. (2016). “Palimpsests, inscriptions, inlays: sketching urban identities”. In Golda-Pongratz K.  (ed.)City on (Re)construction. Metropolis No.100. Ajuntament de Barcelona. http://lameva.barcelona.cat/bcnmetropolis/es/dossier/palimpsests-inscripcions-incrustacions-tracant-identitatsurbanes/

Hou J. (2016). “Deadly and Lively Encounters”. In Darling J., Wilson H.F. (eds.), Encountering the City: Urban Encounters from Accra to New York, 221-227. Routledge, London and New York.

Hou J., Manish C. (2016). “Untangling the “Messy” Asian City”. In Chalana M., Hou J., (eds.) Messy Urbanism: Understanding the ‘Other’ Cities of Asia, 1-21. Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong.

Hou J. (2016). “Everyday Urban Flux: Temporary Urbanism in East Asia as Insurgent Planning”. In Chalana M., Hou J., (eds.) Messy Urbanism: Understanding the ‘Other’ Cities of Asia, 193-214. Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong.

Hou J., (2016). “Recurring Crises, Regenerating Hope: 2016 Landscape Declarations”. Landscape. December (In Chinese).

Hou J., Chenyu L., (2016). “Urban Commoning, City Remaking: Thoughts and Observations from Global to Local”. Green, vol. 41(6), 91-95.

Knierbein S., Kränzle E. (Eds., 2016). Bridges Master Class 2015. Interdisciplinary Centre for Urban Culture and Public Space, Department of Spatial Planning, Faculty of Architecture and Spatial Planning, TU Wien.

Knierbein S., Kränzle E. (Eds., 2016). Urban Culture, Public Space and the Past: Urban Peace and National Welfare. Welfare Farewell? Exploring Urban Past(s). Booklet I, Annual Reader of the Interdisciplinary Centre of Urban Culture and Public Space, Faculty of Architecture and Spatial Planning, TU Wien.

Knierbein S., Kränzle E. (Eds., 2016) Urban Culture, Public Space and the Past: Urban Peace and National Welfare. Refugees and the City. Booklet II, Annual Reader of the Interdisciplinary Centre of Urban Culture and Public Space, Faculty of Architecture and Spatial Planning, TU Wien.

Knierbein S. (2016). “Was machen die sozialen Beziehungen im öffentlichen Raum?”. In Dittrich M. und Rieger Jandl A. (eds.) Architektur transdisziplinär. Band 2.  IVA Verlag. Wien. S. 95-104.

Knierbein S. (2016) “Öffentliche Räume zwischen Krise und Innovation. Einsichten und Thesen aus der europäischen Stadtforschung”. In Quandt Stiftung (Hg.) Sinclair Haus Gespräche 35. Die Bürger und ihr Öffentlicher Raum. Herder Verlag, München. S. 32.57.

Knierbein S. (2016). “Öffentliche Räume als Handlungssphären des städtischen Strukturwandels in Europa”. In Arbeiterkammer Wien (Ed) Wien wächst - Öffentlicher Raum. Konferenzdokumentation, Wien. S. 40-60.

Knierbein S, Kränzle E, Roskamm N. (2016). Urban Culture, Public Space and the Past: Urban Peace and National Welfare. Welfare farewell? Exploring urban past(s). ISBN 978-3-902707-19-2 Reader available for free via info@skuor.tuwien.ac.at

Knierbein S., Kränzle E., Roskamm N. (2016). Urban Culture, Public Space and the Past: Refugees and the City. 2nd Edition. ISBN 978-3-902707-23-9 Reader available for free via info@skuor.tuwien.ac.at

Kränzle E. (2016). "Refugees and the City - Displacing the State of Exception". In: Knierbein, S., Kränzle, E. (eds.) Urban Culture, Public Space and the Past: Urban Peace and National Welfare. Refugees and the City. Booklet II, Annual Reader of the Interdisciplinary Centre of Urban Culture and Public Space, Faculty of Architecture and Spatial Planning, TU Wien.

Kränzle E. (forthcoming). "Re-approprating the City of Crisis - Activism and Participation in the Governance of Public Space in Berlin and Madrid". PlaNext, 3.

Kränzle E. (forthcoming). "Public Space in a Parallel Universe - Conflict, Coexistence and Co-optation between Alternative Urbanisms and the Neoliberalising City". In Hou, J., Knierbein, S. (eds.), City Unsilenced, Routledge.

Manish C., Hou J. (eds., 2016). Messy Urbanism: Understanding the ‘Other’ Cities of Asia. Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong. (Equal editorship)

Ragozino S. (2016). “Plymouth Social Enterprise City: l’impresa sociale per la rigenerazione urbana”. In Innovation Stories.0 Working papers. Rivista online di Urban@it, vol. 1, 1-15, ISSN 2465-2059.

Ragozino S. (2016). “Tools for Regeneration of the Urban Landscape. Social Enterprise as a Link between People and Landscape”. In Procedia Social and Behavioral Science, vol. 223, 201-208. doi: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2016.05.349

Roskamm N. (2016). “Zur Genealogie eines Bebauungsplans. Bericht aus der urbanistischen Alltäglichkeit”. In: J. Lange und J. Müller (ed.) Wie plant die Planung? Kultur- und planungswissenschaftliche Perspektiven auf die Praxis der räumlichen Planung. Berliner Blätter. Ethnographische und ethnologische Beiträge, Berlin, 185-193

Roskamm N. (2016). “Richtungswechsel. Der `öffentliche Raum´ bei Hannah Arendt und die These von der `bildenden Stadt´”. In A. Million, F. Bentlin, J. Heinrich (eds.) Wenn Stadt Bildung mitdenkt, dann… Tempus Corporate, Berlin, 78-81.

Roskamm N. (2016). “Bauliche Dichte. Eine Begriffsbestimmung”. In Stadtbauwelt "Dichte Packung", vol. 209(12), 24-27.

Roskamm N. (2016). “Riots. Special issue” (coordination, with Lisa Vollmer), sub\urban, vol. 1(4).

Roskamm N. (2016). “Mixing”. In Interdisciplinary Center for Urban Culture and Public Space SKuOR (ed.): Refugees and the City, Annual Reader 2015 – Booklet II, S. 14-18.

Roskamm N. (2016). “Welfare, Polizey, and Public Health or: What is Genealogy?”. In Interdisciplinary Center for Urban Culture and Public Space SKuOR (ed.) Welfare Farewell: Exploring Urban Past(s), Annual Reader 2015 – Booklet I, 8-13.

Roskamm N. (2016). “Houses for the Masses, Masses for the Housing”. In Interdisciplinary Center for Urban Culture and Public Space SKuOR (ed.) Welfare Farewell: Exploring Urban Past(s), Annual Reader 2015 – Booklet I, 25-31.

Roskamm N. (2016). “Hannah Arendt’s Notion of “Public Space” and the Theory of the “Educating City””. In Interdisciplinary Center for Urban Culture and Public Space SKuOR (ed.) Welfare Farewell: Exploring Urban Past(s), Annual Reader 2015 – Booklet I, 38-40.

 

*These lists have been established based on a call for response among the listed AESOP TG-PSUC members in winter 2016/7.

 

 

Statement of solidarity with the academics in Turkey and Turkish scholars abroad

 

In the current unsettling climate of Turkey, the Turkish government prohibits the basic pillars of the scientific and academic works by limiting the freedom of speech, mobility and international exchange of the academics in Turkey, and of Turkish academics abroad.  We, as the AESOP Thematic Group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures, are concerned about these silences and the selective condemnations. We stand in solidarity with our colleagues affected by this and fully claim for their rights to practice their profession in a full extent, in a global community of academic scholars.

To all our colleagues in the AESOP academic community:  Please be in touch and offer support for our colleagues in Turkey. For those, who plan to organise symposia, conferences, summer schools: please do invite our Turkish colleagues to make visible what is now closed off, to give a voice to those who are now silenced out.