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 and results of the projects and the deliverables of the different WG’s through the website and beyond the network. This implies dealing with the output of the project, in terms of reports, academic journal, website and conference proceedings, guaranteeing internal and external communications.


Book Launch of Special Issue of Writingplace in Tampere

Welcome to the book launch event focusing on creative methods to work with the narratives…

WUP Movies: how it all started?

Following Jorge Mejía Hernández’s initiative, Working Group 1, which was in charge of scientific communication,…

The special issue Writing Urban Places: New Narratives on the European City

The special issue Writing Urban Places: New Narratives on the European City, marks the culmination of…

Core Group Closing Meeting in Bucharest, September 8-9, 2023

Onorina Botezat & Lorin Niculae On September 8-9, Bucharest hosted the members of the Cost…

Online Seminar: Integration through Discourse: How do We Communicate, and Why? - Programme

Our upcoming seminar on the topic of communication will be held on May 12, between…

Online Seminar: Integration through Discourse: How do We Communicate, and Why?

“We need discourse. We need one another.” – Stanford Anderson Coming 12 May, between 10:00…

socially distanced - Socially distanced… well, only from people

Dalia Milián Bernal, Finland – WG3 I am Mexican. Only three years ago, I moved…

socially distanced - Religion in Lockdown

Maria Bostenaru, Romania – WG4 Since the 22nd of March, a Sunday, masses are not…

socially distanced - Can Asphalt Grow Into a Forest?

beyond (imposed) social distancing & (imposed) social assembling Viktorija Bogdanova, Slovenia – WG3 I wonder…

socially distanced - Cooking and Photography

Maria Bostenaru Dan, Romania – WG4 Do we have more time during home office? Not…

socially distanced - New Forms of Urban Scenography: Repositioning rituals and practices

Juan García Esparza, Universitat Jaume I, Spain – WG2 The end of winter is the…

socially distanced - Less is more, they say... #stamacasa

Onorina Botezat, Dimitrie Cantemir Christian University, Romania – WG1 I am very fond of proverbs,…

#10 - Winter/Spring 2023

In this final stretch of our COST Action Writing Urban Places, this period is one…

#9 - Autumn 2022

As we write this newsletter, we enter the final year of our COST Action Writing…

#8 - Summer 2022

Summer 2022. Hovering over the map, we could see Europe as an immense Luna-park, preparing…

#7 - Spring 2022

This year opened with the promise of a series of exciting activities when the world…

#6 - Winter 2021

This newsletter is, at the same time, an epilogue, a work-in-progress and an opening. The…

#5 - summer 2021

After more than a year of restrictions and uncertainty, this newsletter is a positive, promising…

#4 - spring 2021

As we are writing this short introduction, it is exactly a year ago since we…

#3 - winter 2020

After the first months of the Covid-19 pandemic felt paralysing (how to run an international…

#2 - fall 2020

As the map of Europe keeps changing its patterns from light yellow and dark orange…

#1 - spring/summer 2020

The first year of the Writing Urban Places: New Narratives of the European City Cost Action started…

Group Members

Alice Tavares is an architect and researcher, with a doctorate in Civil Engineering, working at [...]
Antonio Paoletti is an architect and filmmaker based in The Netherlands. He received a [...]
WG1, WG4
Fatma Tanış is researcher and lecturer at TU Delft and the coordinator of the Jaap [...]
Holly Dale graduated in 2020 from the Technical University of Delft. Whilst at Delft, [...]
Leader, WG1
Jorge Mejía Hernández graduated as an architect in Colombia, and received a PhD form [...]
Laurent Matthey is an associate professor at the University of Geneva. His research and [...]
Marcel (MA, MTheol, PhD) is a senior lecturer at the Department of Applied Linguistics [...]
WG1, WG4
Maria Bostenaru Dan, Dr. Dipl.-Ing. (architecture) is a researcher at the Department of Research [...]
WG1, WG3
Mennatullah Hendawy is an interdisciplinary urban planner working on the intersection of cities, ethics, [...]
Miloš KNEŽEVIĆ is full professor at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, University ofMontenegro. He completed [...]
Co-leader, WG1
Onorina Botezat is Director of the Center for Linguistic and Intercultural Research and Associate [...]
Ramona MIHĂILĂ is vice rector for International Relations and full professor Ph.D. at the [...]
Dr. Rebeka Vital is an experienced senior lecturer at Shenkar school of Design, where [...]
Sanne is an artist/graphic designer. She designes books, murals and signage in collaboration with [...]
Action Vice Chair, WG1
Susana Oliveira, Associate Professor, Faculty of Fine-Arts, Lisbon University, Portugal. She studied Fine-Arts, has an [...]
Tadeja Zupančič is a professor at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Architecture. She [...]
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tuğba Elmacı is a member of Communication Faculty ofCanakkale Onsekiz Mart [...]
WG1, WG2
Willie Vogel graduated in 2020 from the Technical University of Delft. In her final [...]