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.

Group Members

Adriana Martins,
Amer OBIED,
Angeliki SIOLI,
Angelos Theocharis,
Asma MEHAN,
Dalia Dijokiene,
Dorina PLLUMBI,
Eliana Sousa Santos,
Evi TSELIKA,
Giuseppe RESTA,
Hanna MUSIOL,
Henriette STEINER,
Henry MAINSAH,
Imge Akcakaya Waite,
Jana Culek,
José Manuel Gómez Giménez,
Juan A. García Esparza,
Katarzyna Kopecka-Piech,
Kris PINT,
Kristen Biehl,
Luisa Metelo Seixas,
Luísa Sol,
Marie STENDER,
Matej Nikšič,
Michael G. Kelly,
Mirza Emirhafizović,
Mustafa Zekí Çirakli,
Naomi STEAD,
Nevena Dakovic,
Nuno GRANCHO,
Rogério Miguel Puga,
Sara Santos Cruz,
Saskia de Wit,
Sernaz Arslan,
Sílvia Quinteiro,
Sonja NOVAK,
Svava Riesto,
Sylvie Nguyen,
Willie VOGEL,
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