KTH Stockholm & TU Wien Visiting Professors 2019
Urban Citizenship. Public Space, Post-Migrational Perspectives and Civic Innovation

Nir Cohen and Henrik Lebuhn are the KTH Stockholm & TU Wien Visiting Professors 2019 in the field of 'Urban Citizenship. Public Space, Post-Migrational Perspectives and Civic Innovation'. Together with Assoc.Prof. Dr. Sabine Knierbein, University Ass. BA MA cand. Angelika Gabauer & Project Ass. DI Judith Lehner Nir Cohen and Henrik Lebuhn are involved in research and teaching activities.

Nir Cohen, Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography & Environment, Bar Ilan University (Focus winter term 2019)

Henrik Lebuhn, Assistant Professor in Urban and Regional Sociology, Humboldt-University of Berlin. (Focus summer term 2019)

A detailed overview of current courses is available here.

Publications

KNIERBEIN, S. and VIDERMAN, T (2018 Routledge)

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.

Review by Routledge

Interview with Jeff Hou in UW News.

 

Dates

Course Registration for Module “Urban Citizenship, Postmigrational Perspectives and Civic Innovation” is still open.  
Get one of the last available spots to take part in a comprehensive Master level teaching programme consisting of lecture 280.534, seminar 280.535 and exercise 280.536.

Interested => Please register via TISS course no 280.534 or contact us
 
21st - 23rd September 2018  
Invited contribution: International Symposium Past Present and Future of Public Space. Knowledge sharing toward implementation of the New Urban Agenda. 16th International Architecture Exhibition | FREE SPACE | Biennale Sessions (Lehner)  
1st October 2018  
9 - 11 am: Kick Off Module 11  
3rd October 2018  
9 - 11 am: Kick Off Master/Doctoral Student Thesis Seminar “Urban Studies”  
1st - 5th October 2018   
Intensive Teaching Block I: Module 11  
11th October 2018  
Thesis Forum "Master" 8:30-9:30am (Seminar Room 268/2)  
23rd October 2018  
Thesis Forum "Doctorate" 10 - 11am (IFIP/SKuOR Seminar Room)  
31st October 2018  
Extended submission deadline: Vienna Visiting Professorship in Urban Studies 2021: Urban Generations. Public Space, Ageing Society and New Health Conditions  
6th November 2018  
Thesis Forum "Master" 8:30-9:30am (Seminar Room 268/2)  
13th November 2018  
Thesis Forum "Doctorate" 8:30-9:30am (Seminar Room 268/2)  
19th November 2018  
Diploma examination Bernhard Gugg (Spatial Planning)  
20th November 2018  
Invited speech at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (Switzerland): Tagung "Gelebte Stadträume - öffentliche Räume und Nachbarschaften" (Knierbein)  
3rd - 7th December 2018  
Intensive Teaching Block II: Module 11  
11th December 2018  
Thesis Forum "Master" 8:30-9:30am (Seminar Room 268/2)  
18th December 2018  
Thesis Forum "Doctorate" 8:30-9:30am (Seminar Room 268/2)  
15th - 16th January 2019  
Trilateral Project Meeting “Geographies of Age” with partners from ETH Wohnforum and KTH Centre for the Future of Places  
17th January 2019  
Thesis Forum "Master" 8:30-9:30am (Seminar Room 268/2)  
21st - 25th January 2019  
Intensive Teaching Block III: Module 11  
29th January 2019  
Thesis Forum "Doctorate" 8:30-9:30am (Seminar Room 268/2)