Join us for an upcoming symposium on the urban politics of infra-density on the 14th of December 2023.
Hanna Hilbrandt diskutiert am Mi., 08.11.2023 im Karl der Grosse zur Zürcher Wohnungsnot
Hanna Hilbrandt and Ifigeneia Dimitrakou have been awarded the project “The Responsible City: Swiss Responses to Housing in Socio-ecological Crises”
Julie Ren will give a lecture on "Unhinged Temporalities: Urban Futurity and Contemporary Art Biennials” at the Kunsthaus Zürich as part of an evening event “Are We Contemporary” for their exhibition “Zeit” on 29.9.23 at 18:30.
New guidelines and an editorial establish her vision for the journal section.
Seeking to develop alternative understandings of the urban political in China, Dr Yimin Zhao from Renmin University of China joined SoKu in February 2023, funded by a one-year Swiss Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation.
Awarded for the project "KoLab: Collaborative Lehrforschung in der Stadt”
Lecture on "Engaging Comparative Urbanism: Art Biennials in Dakar and Taipei”
Conference roundtables on the implications of the decolonial turn at University of Lausanne
Ifigeneia Dimitrakou discussed with Coraline Celiker about the politics of interim use in the context of the evacuation of the Koch Areal and the mobilization of the squatting scene in Zurich.
Between Activism and Academia Research: Justice in Unequal Cities:
An event organized by urban publics Zürich (upZ) on Tuesday, 11 October 2022
The global fight for housing and the production of knowledge around it: an event organized by urban publics Zürich (upZ) on Wednesday, 11 May 2022.
The symposium “In Light of Crisis: The Fraught Significations of Contemporary Biennials” proposes an intensive exchange about how to understand art and architecture biennials through the lens of crisis.
SoKu lanciert eine neue Website für kollaborative Lehrforschungsprojekte
Informality and housing precarity: Urban perspectives across North-South. A Book Launch of Hanna Hilbrandt's Housing in the Margins (Wiley).
Hanna Hilbrandt’s new book "Housing in the Margins" is now out in the IJURR Studies in Urban and Social Change Book Series. It offers a theoretically informed and empirically detailed exploration of unruly housing practices and their governance at the periphery of Berlin.
The SoKu research group on Urban Climate Finance has been granted an Urban Studies Foundation Seminar Series Award as the Lead Institution for the organization of a new seminar series on the variety of ‘ordinary’ climate finance practices in cities around the world.
Urban Salon online seminar on February 25 from 3:00-4:30 CET
New episode of the Urban Political Podcast out now.
Julie Ren and Ifigeneia Dimitrakou receive a Graduate Campus grant to host symposium in 2021.
A new book by Julie Ren is published with Bristol University Press.
The Oxford Bibliographies’ new section on Urban Studies features contribution from Julie Ren.
Julie Ren presented paper on “Emotional Biennials” at the RAI-RGS 2020.
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 with the United Nations 48 Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Policy Ontologies; Working Across Theory and Practice.
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).
Standards and SSOs in the contested widening and deepening of financial markets: The arrival of Green Municipal Bonds in Mexico City.
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 City in 2016.
We are looking for scholars interested in doing critical urban research. The successful applicants will be part of the newly established Social and Cultural Geography research group which focusses on the transformation of cities and urban societies.