Working Groups

WG 2 – Theoretical Framework

Description

Working Group 2 is concerned with how theoretical reflections can stimulate the thinking and praxis of narrating urban places of medium-sized European cities. In 2019-2020, WG2 will focus on the collaborative project of compiling definitions of 100 Minor Concepts for Writing Urban Places into one publication. The compilation will be presented in the form of a Vademecum, a short guide that can be kept at hand for consultation when being in or writing about urban places.

A multi-disciplinary group, we seek to stimulate the reflection on writing urban places and to establish dialogue across various fields comprising a wide spectrum from literary theory to architectural and planning practices. The group aims at feeding into the other working groups in the COST Action and to adaptively learn from their ongoing work. Also, we seek dialogue with scholars in different fields concerned with the topic. Working Group 2 is organized around three tasks:

  • Task 1: Developing multi- and transdisciplinary ground for the investigation of urban narratives of European medium-sized cities;
  • Task 2: Conceptual reflections;
  • Task 3: Preview of key literature about theories and concepts relevant to narrative analysis of the European medium-sized cities.

Results

Meaningfulness, Appropriation and Integration of/in City Narratives

Edited by Sonja Novak and Angeliki Sioli. The goal of the mini online conference “Meaningfulness,…

Vademecum: 77 Minor Terms for Writing Urban Places

Edited by Klaske Havik, Kris Pint, Svava Riesto and Henriette Steiner (WG2) “In this Vademecum…

Group Members

WG2
Adriana Martins is currently Assistant Professor with Habilitation at the Faculty of Human Sciences [...]
WG2
Amer Obied M.A., is an Architect and a PhD candidate in Architecture at the [...]
Co-leader, WG2
Angeliki Sioli, PhD is an assistant professor at the Chair of Methods of Analysis [...]
WG2
Angelos Theocharis is a PhD candidate in Russian Cultural studies and tutor in Russian [...]
WG2
Asma Mehan (PhD) is a senior FCT researcher at the Citta Research Institute, Faculty [...]
WG2
Dalia Dijokiene PhD, architect and urban designer, is currently Assistant Professor and Head of [...]
WG2
Dorina Pllumbi is an architect and a PhD Candidate at the Department of Architecture, [...]
WG2
Eliana Sousa Santos is an architect, researcher and an assistant professor of architecture. In [...]
WG2
Evanthia (Evi) Tselika, PhD,  is an arts and culture writer, curator and educator. She [...]
Co-leader, WG2
Giuseppe Resta is a PhD architect. He is Assistant Professor of Architecture at the [...]
WG2
Hanna Musiol is Associate Professor of English and a member of NTNU ARTEC at [...]
WG2
Henriette Steiner is Associate Professor at the Section for Landscape Architecture and Planning at [...]
WG2, WG3
Henry Mainsah is a senior researcher at Consumption Research Norway (SIFO), Oslo Metropolitan University. [...]
WG2
Imge Akcakaya Waite, PhD, is a lecturer and researcher at the Department of Urban [...]
WG2
Jana Culek is an architect and a doctoral researcher with the Chair of Methods [...]
WG2
Jana is a post doctoral researcher in Comparative Literature at the Martin-Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg, [...]
WG2
José Manuel Gómez Giménez is an architect, social scientist (graduated in Political Science and [...]
WG2
Juan A. García Esparza is an Associate Professor at Universitat Jaume I where he [...]
WG2
Katarzyna Kopecka-Piech, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, is Doctor of Humanities and Doctor Habilitus [...]
WG2
Kris Pint is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Arts, Hasselt University, [...]
WG2
Kristen Biehl is an Assistant Professor at Sabancı University Faculty of Arts and Social [...]
WG2
Luisa Metelo Seixas (Brasília, 1986) is a PhD candidate at NOVA FCSH, Lisbon, focusing [...]
WG2
Luísa Sol, PhD Architect and researcher, obtained her BA on architecture (2006), as well [...]
WG2
Marie Stender, Senior Researcher, Head of the Research Group Transformation of Housing and Places, [...]
WG2
Matej Nikšič, PhD, architect and urban designer, Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of [...]
WG2
Michael G. Kelly, PhD,  University of Limerick, is Senior Lecturer in French and head [...]
WG2
Mirza Emirhafizović is an associate professor and vice-dean for research at the Faculty of [...]
WG2
Mustafa Zekí Çirakli holds his PhD from METU, Ankara, Turkey (2010) and have specialized [...]
WG2
Naomi Stead is Professor of Architecture at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, and Adjunct Professor [...]
WG2
Nevena Dakovic is a film theorist, professor and  scholar of film and media. She is [...]
WG2
Nuno Grancho is an architect, an urban planner and an architectural historian and theorist [...]
WG2
Rogério Miguel Puga is an Associate Professor at the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures [...]
WG2
Sara Santos Cruz, PhD, is Assistant professor at the University of Porto, Spatial Planning [...]
WG2
Saskia de Wit, landscape architect, is assistant professor at the Section of Landscape Architecture, [...]
WG2
Sernaz Arslan is a doctoral candidate in Political Science at Istanbul Bilgi University, where [...]
WG2
Sílvia Quinteiro is Coordinating Professor at University of the Algarve, School of Management, Hospitality [...]
Leader, WG2
Sonja Novak PhD, is currently Assistant Professor and Chair of German Literature at the [...]
WG2
Svava Riesto is Associate Professor at the Section of Landscape Architecture and Planning, University of [...]
WG2
Sylvie Nguyen is a Doctoral Assistant at the Laboratory of Urbanism, the doctoral program [...]
WG1, WG2
Willie Vogel graduated in 2020 from the Technical University of Delft. In her final [...]
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