Care and the City – Encounters with Urban Studies

edited by Angelika Gabauer, Sabine Knierbein, Nir Cohen, Henrik Lebuhn, Kim Trogal, Tihomir Viderman, and Tigran Haas. Routledge 2022, New York, London (Open Access 2021)

Care and the City is a cross-disciplinary collection of chapters examining urban social spaces, in which caring and uncaring practices intersect and shape people’s everyday lives. While asking how care and uncare are embedded in the urban condition, the book focuses on inequalities in caring relations and the ways they are acknowledged, reproduced, and overcome in various spaces, discourses, and practices. By establishing links to various fields of knowledge, this book seeks to systematically introduce debates on care to the interconnecting fields of urban studies, planning theory, and related disciplines for the first time. By establishing links to various fields of knowledge, this book seeks to systematically introduce debates on care to the interconnecting fields of urban studies, planning theory, and related disciplines for the first time. To access the contents, visit the Open Access Book or the Virtual Concept Tree.

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?

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Dates

24 January 2022 (postponed)

Book Presentation: Care and the City – Encounters with Urban Studies. With Henrik Lebuhn, Angelika Gabauer and Tihomir Viderman. Institut für Sozialwissenschaften, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Postponed to the summer term 2022 due to organisational reasons. More Information.

25 January 2022

Submission Deadline (prolonged on 24th December 2021) TU-Wien based internal Pre-Selection for Potential Project Proposals to the European Prize for Public Space. More Information.

5 April 2022

Book Presentation: Care and the City – Encounters with Urban Studies. With Sabine Knierbein and Angelika Gabauer. 5:00 pm (online). More Information.