Our group traces the transformation of cities and urban societies from a socio-cultural perspective: We explore urban space as an arena for the construction of social relations and divisions; we document how people navigate urban space, negotiate difference and shape possibilities; and we examine how such negotiations are patterned by socio-spatial divisions, politico-economic relations and power at multiple scales. In particular, the social and cultural geography group develops research on urban marginalization, global socio-spatial inequalities and possibilities for urban change. We incorporate different theoretical perspectives including postcolonial approaches, critical urban theories and feminist thought to explore case studies across the global North and South.
New research project: The Urbanization of Global Climate Finance
The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) has awarded Hanna Hilbrandt project funding to investigate how cities are impacted by so-called Global Climate Finance (GCF): financing in accordance ...
Call for paper: At home: the domestic city in times of crisis
We are looking for abstracts for a panel entitled “At home: the domestic city in times of crisis” for the 18th Swiss Geoscience Meeting (November 6th & 7th 2020 in Zurich).
One-day cross-disciplinary symposium
Policy Ontologies; Working Across Theory and Practice.
Urban Sustainability as New Financial Fix?
What are the consequences of climate investments in cities of the Global South? In a new podcast episode of "Urban Political" Hanna Hilbrandt talks about the Green Municipal Bonds issued by Mexico ...