SKuOR 2018: Urban culture, public space and housing

Prof. Dr. Barbara Pizzo is TU Wien Visiting Professor 2018 in the field of 'Urban culture, public space and housing'. Together with Assoc.Prof. Dr. Sabine Knierbein, PhD candidate Univ.Ass. DI Judith Lehner and Projektass. DI Tihomir Viderman, MSc, Barbara Pizzo is involved in research and teaching activities during summer term 2018.

Publicaciones

KNIERBEIN, S. and VIDERMAN, T (forthcoming March 29, 2018 Routledge, in print)

Public Space Unbound: Urban Emancipation and the Post-Political Condition.

Through an exploration of emancipation in capitalist urbanization, this book argues the political is enacted through the everyday practices of publics producing space. This suggests democracy is a spatial practice co-constituted by residents, places and practices rather than an abstract professional field organizing people and movements.

Public Space Unbound brings together a cross-disciplinary group of scholars to examine spaces, conditions and processes in which emancipatory practices impact the everyday life of citizens. We ask: How do emancipatory mo(ve)ments relate with public space under ‘post-political conditions’? In a time when democracy, solidarity and utopia are in crisis, is it still productive to claim future progress by urban revolution, or shall we rather look at small emancipatory mo(ve)ments that characterize present everyday life?

Announcement by Routledge

HOU, J. and KNIERBEIN, S. (2017 Routledge, in print)
City Unsilenced: Urban resistance and public space in the age of shrinking democracy.

What do the recent urban resistance tactics around the world have in common? What are the roles of public space in these movements? What are the implications of urban resistance for the remaking of public space in the "age of shrinking democracy"? To what extent do these resistances move from anti- to alter-politics?

City Unsilenced brings together a cross-disciplinary group of scholars and scholar-activists to examine the spaces, conditions and processes in which neoliberal practices have profoundly impacted the everyday social, economic, and political life of citizens and communities around the globe. They examine the commonalities and specificities of urban resistance movements that respond to those impacts. They focus on how such movements make use of and transform the meanings and capacity of public space. They investigate their ramifications in the continued practices of renewing democracies. A broad collection of cases is presented and analyzed, including Movimento Passe Livre (Brazil), Google Bus Blockades San Francisco (USA), the Platform for Mortgage Affected People (PAH) (Spain), the Piqueteros Movement (Argentina), Umbrella Movement (Hong Kong), post-Occupy Gezi Park (Turkey), Sunflower Movement (Taiwan), Occupy Oakland (USA), Syntagma Square (Greece), 1DMX (Mexico), Miyashita Park Tokyo (Japan), 15-M Movement (Spain), and Train of Hope Vienna (Austria).

By better understanding the processes and implications of the recent urban resistances, City Unsilenced contributes to the ongoing debates concerning the role and significance of public space in the practice of lived democracy and lived space.

Announcement by Routledge.

Interview with Jeff Hou in UW News.

Fechas

05 March 2018  
Kick Off Module 11: Urban Culture, Public Space and Housing  
   
08 March 2018  
Kick Off PhD Seminar "How to publish a paper in urban studies or planning theory?"  
   
09 March 2018  
Kick Off Seminar "EPUM Innovative Perspectives on Urban Morphologies - A relational-material approach"  
   
12 - 16 March 2018  
Intensive Teaching Block I