COST Action CA18126 – Writing Urban Places

New Narratives of the
European City

Latest Updates
May 22, 2022
As part of our Fieldwork Projects and Events, the workshop Skopje Brutalism Trail will be held on 28-30 September 2022 in Skopje, North Macedonia, with a program that combines lectures, on-site activities, exploration of the brutalist architecture of the city, engaging discussions and a creative workshop. The workshop is open to researchers in various fields...
May 13, 2022
Social and educational views from written cities The research group Geografies Literàries (GEOLIT) is pleased to announce the call for the IV International Congress Literary Geographies. «Social and educational views from written cities», to be held, from 26 to 28 October 2022, at the University of Valencia. The IV International Congress Literary Geographies aims to...
May 7, 2022
 Editors of this issue: Luis Santiago Baptista, Slobodan Velevski, Klaske Havik, Aleksandar Staničić  Deadline: May 29th, 2022. Faced with urban challenges caused by migration, gentrification and contemporary urban processes such as the digitalization of commerce and communication, and the tension between local features and global trends, it is crucial to understand the urban as a...
April 23, 2022
Host City: Çanakkale (Turkey)   Title: The city and the myth: journey to Çanakkale Type of event: Workshop for members within the framework of the COST Action CA18126 Writing Urban Places. New Narratives of the European City. Dates: 18 – 20 July 2022 Contact person: Giuseppe Resta, giuseppe.resta@yeditepe.edu.tr The workshop The city and the myth aims at exposing early-career researchers to architecture,...
April 20, 2022
The sixth issue is an invitation to look beyond the definitions of meaningfulness, appropriation and integration, and explore the relations between them. We have liberally arranged the articles under the three main themes but, as it can easily become clear, there are overlaps among the themes. In that way, this issue offers not only a...
April 13, 2022
In Osijek they are almost ready to welcome the participants for the Trainingschool. The program looks promising:

New Narratives of the European City

Writing Urban Places proposes an innovative investigation and implementation of a process for developing human understanding of communities, their society, and their situatedness, by narrative methods. It focuses particularly on the potential of narrative methods for urban development in European medium-sized cities.

By recognising the value of local urban narratives – stories rich in information regarding citizens socio-spatial practices, perceptions and expectations – the Action aims to articulate a set of concrete literary devices within a host of spatial disciplines; bringing together scientific research in the fields of literary studies, urban planning and architecture; and positioning this knowledge vis-à-vis progressive redevelopment policies carried out in medium-sized cities in Europe.

Working Groups

WG 1 – Science Communication

Working Group 1 is responsible for the overall communication and output of the initiative, via the dissemination of the status…

WG 2 – Theoretical Framework

Working Group 2 is concerned with how theoretical reflections can stimulate the thinking and praxis of narrating urban places of medium-sized…

WG 3 – Methodological Framework

The objectives of WG3 include the investigation and development of appropriate analytical and projective methods to understand narratives…

WG 4 – Fieldwork

The core of WG4 fieldwork’s activities is site-specific research. Each study consists of two phases, an analytical and a projective phase…

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