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History and Theory of the City

Professorship History and Theory of the City

Prof. Dr. Monika Grubbauer

Since 2015, Monika Grubbauer holds the chair of History and Theory of the City. She is an architect with a PhD in social and economic sciences from Vienna Technical University. At HafenCity University, she teaches across the three study programs Urban Planning, Urban Design and Metropolitan Culture. Courses for BA students include History and Theory of the City, History and Theory of Housing and Planning Theory. For MA students in Urban Design and Urban Planning the chair convenes the course Transformations and contributes to project teaching.


Main areas of research:


•    Urban megaprojects, urban restructuring and urban politics
•    Transnational knowledge practices in architecture and planning
•    Urban informality
•    Housing policies, microfinance and financialization in Latin America
•    Postsocialist urbanism
•    Socially engaged design and planning approaches


Monika Grubbauer has published in multiple peer-reviewed journals including Architectural Theory Review, Ephemera, Footprint, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research und Global Networks and in various international edited volumes. She is the author of the monograph Die vorgestellte Stadt.Globale Büroarchitektur, Stadtmarketing und politischer Wandel in Wien (Transcript, 2011) and the co-editor of the volume Chasing Warsaw. Socio-Material Dynamics of Urban Change since 1990 (Campus, 2012).

Teaching at the Professorship History and Theory of the City

Current position

Since 08/2015 Full professor in History and Theory of the City at HafenCity University Hamburg


Previous academic positions

11/2014 – 08/2015: DAAD Postdoc fellow, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexiko City

09/2009 – 08/2014: Research and teaching associate, Department of Architecture, Darmstadt University of Technology


Education

2003 – 2009: PhD in Social and Economic Sciences, Institute of Sociology, Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Vienna University of Technology

1993 – 2001: Diploma in Architecture, University of Applied Arts, Vienna

Academic functions

Since 2015: Liaison professor Hans-Böckler-Foundation

07/2013 – 07/2014: Member of Board of Spokespersons of the Urban Research Area, Darmstadt University of Technology

10/2012 – 07/2014: Directory Board, International Master of Science program Mundus Urbano: International Cooperation and Urban Development, Darmstadt University of Technology


Reviewer activities

Scientific institutions: Austrian Academy of Science (DOC Program) | Hans-Böckler-Foundation | German Research Foundation (DFG) | Polish National Science Centre (NCN) | Swiss National Science Foundation | TU Berlin (IPODI Program)

Journals: Architectural Theory Review | City | City, Culture and Society | Disability and Rehabilitation | Ephemera: Theory & Politics in Organization | Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space | Eurasian Geography and Economics | International Journal of Housing Policy | Journal of Architectural Education | Journal of Urban Design | Scottish Geographical Journal | Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers | Urban Planning | Urban Studies


Membership

Gesellschaft für Stadtgeschichte und Urbanisierungsforschung, Germany, since 2015

Research Committee 21 on the Sociology of Urban and Regional Development
(RC 21) in the International Sociological Association (ISA), since 2006

Architectural Sociology Working Group of the German Sociological Association, since 2006

Monographs

Grubbauer, M. (2011). Die vorgestellte Stadt. Globale Büroarchitektur, Stadtmarketing und politischer Wandel in Wien. Bielefeld, Transcript.

Edited volumes

Grubbauer, M. and K. Shaw (Eds.) (2018). Across Theory and Practice: Thinking through Urban Research. Berlin, Jovis.

Grubbauer, M. and J. Kusiak (Eds.) (2012). Chasing Warsaw. Socio-Material Dynamics of Urban Change since 1990. Frankfurt, Campus.

Special issues in peer-reviewed journals

Göbel, H. K.; M. Grubbauer and A. Richter (Eds.). Designed to improve? The makings, politics and aesthetics of “social” architecture and design, City 21 (6), 2017.

Faulconbridge, J. and M. Grubbauer (Eds.). Transnational Building Practices: Actors, Trajectories and Modes of Knowledge Mobility, Global Networks 15 (3), 2015.

Grubbauer, M. and S. Steets (Eds.). The Making of Architects: Knowledge Production and Legitimation in Education, Professional Practice and International Networks, Architectural Theory Review 19 (1), 2014.

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

Grubbauer, M. (in press). Assisted self-help housing in Mexico: advocacy, (micro)finance and the making of markets. International Journal for Urban and Regional Research.

Hilbrandt, H. and M. Grubbauer (2020). Standards and SSOs in the contested widening and deepening of financial markets: The arrival of Green Municipal Bonds in Mexico City. Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space. doi.org/10.1177/0308518X20909391.

Grubbauer, M. and H. Hilbrandt (2020). Städte des Globalen Südens im Fokus von Klima- und Entwicklungsfinanz: Reregulierung, Disziplinierung und Depolitisierung. sub\urban. zeitschrift für kritische stadtforschung 8 (1/2): 137-162.

Coman, R., M. Grubbauer and J. König (2019). Labour migration as a temporal practice in peripheral cities: the case of Comănești, Romania. City 23(4-5): 619-630.

Grubbauer, M. (2019). Postcolonial urbanism across disciplinary boundaries: Modes of (dis)engagement between urban theory and professional practice. The Journal of Architecture 24 (4): 469-486.

Grubbauer, M. (2019). Housing microfinance and the financialization of housing in Latin America and beyond: an agenda for future research. International Journal of Housing Policy 19 (3): 436-447.

Grubbauer, M. and Camprag, N. (2018). Urban megaprojects, nation-state politics and regulatory capitalism in Central and Eastern Europe: the Belgrade Waterfront project. Urban Studies. 56 (4): 649-671.

Grubbauer, M. (2017). Shifting national housing policy priorities, commercialization of housing microfinance and marketization in the construction sector: the current state of self-help housing in Mexico. Trialog (4/2015), September 2017: 13-19.

Grubbauer, M. (2017). In search of authenticity: Architectures of social engagement, modes of public recognition and the fetish of the vernacular. City 21 (6): 789-799.

Grubbauer, M. (2015). Circulating knowledge, marketization and norm-making: international developers and construction firms in Eastern Europe since 2000. Global Networks 15 (3): 288-306.

Grubbauer, M. (2015). Not everything is new in DIY: Home remodelling by amateurs as urban practice. Ephemera: theory & politics in organization 15 (1): 141-162.

Grubbauer, M. and S. Steets (2014). Editorial: The Making of Architects: Knowledge Production and Legitimation in Education and Professional Practice. Architectural Theory Review 19 (1): 4–9.

Grubbauer, M. (2014). Architecture, economic imaginaries and urban politics: the office tower as socially classifying device. International Journal for Urban and Regional Research 38 (1): 336–59.

Grubbauer, M. (2013). Mainstreaming urban interventionist practices: the case of the BMW Guggenheim Lab in Berlin. Footprint. TU Delft Architecture Theory Journal. Autumn 2013: 123–130.

Grubbauer, M. (2004). Über den Bereich des (Un)möglichen. Zur Zukunft architektonischer Praxis. UMBAU 21, 81–92.

Articles in non-peer reviewed journals, introductions and commentaries

Grubbauer, M. (2019). Forschungsorientierte Lehre. StadtBauwelt 221 (6/2019): 53-54.

Richter, A.; H. Göbel, M. Grubbauer (2017). Introduction: Designed to Improve? The makings, politics and aesthetics of ‘social’ architecture and design. City 21 (6): 769-778.

Grubbauer, M. (2017). Perspektiven einer Politisierung von Planungsprozessen jenseits lokaler Mobilisierungen. sub\urban. zeitschrift für kritische stadtforschung 5 (1/2): 137-146.

Faulconbridge, J. and M. Grubbauer (2015). Transnational building practices: knowledge mobility and the inescapable market. Global Networks 15 (3): 275-287.

Grubbauer, M. (2012). Architektur und Stadt: Anmerkungen aus politisch-ökonomischer Perspektive. Geographische Revue 14 (1), 58–73.

Grubbauer, M. (2010). Was ist nutzungsoffene Architektur? Möglichkeiten und Grenzen. Generalist. Magazin für Architektur Nr. 3, 55–59.

Grubbauer, M. (2009). Wien und der Konflikt eines baulichen Wandels. Wie Hochhäuser ein neues Stadtbild konstruieren sollen. Geographische Rundschau 7-8, 28–34.

Grubbauer, M. (2008). Interpretation von Architektur: fotografische Bilder von Architektur und die visuelle Vermitteltheit architektonischen Wissens? Wolkenkuckucksheim. Internationale Zeitschrift für Theorie und Wissenschaft der Architektur 12 (2), (online).

Book chapters

Grubbauer, M. (2018). Hochhäuser in Wien. Bilder von Architektur, Stadtmarketing und lokale Politik. In: S. Rollig and M. Fellinger (Eds.). Der Canalettoblick. Wien, Belvedere, 117-125.

Grubbauer, M. (2018). Building home futures: Materialities of construction and meanings of home in informal building practices. In: D. Sage and C. Vitry (Eds.). Societies under Construction. Geographies, Sociologies and Histories of Building. Basingstoke, Palgrave, 185-204.

Grubbauer, M. (2017). Urban Research Today: Modes of Dialogue and Disengagement between Theory and Practice. In: W. Pelka and F. Kasting (Eds.). Science and the City: Hamburg’s Path into an Academic Built Environment Education. Berlin, Jovis, 57-68.

Grubbauer, M. (2017). Stadtentwicklung von unten –  Möglichkeiten, Grenzen, kritische Perspektiven. In: K. Novy and A. Strickner (Eds.). Gutes Leben für alle erfordert eine andere Globalisierung. Herausforderungen und Gestaltungsräume für Städte und Regionen. Werkstattbericht, MA 18 – Stadtentwicklung und Stadtplanung, Wien, 72-75.

Grubbauer, M. (2017). Ananya Roy: Slumdog Cities: Rethinking Subaltern Urbanism. In: F. Eckardt (Ed.). Schlüsselwerke der Stadtforschung. Berlin, Springer, 279300.

Grubbauer, M. (2016). The nadogradnje as a mode of urbanism. In: S. Quadflieg and G. Theune (Eds.). Nadogradnje. Urban Self-Regulation in Post-Yugoslav Cities. Weimar, m-books, 93109.

Grubbauer, M. (2014). Gebrauchsfotografien von Architektur und Stadt und die Bewertung des urbanen Raumes: Stadtmarketing, Bildagenturen und Intermediäre. In: I. H. Warnke and B. Busse (Eds.). Place-Making in urbanen Diskursen. Berlin, De Gruyter.

 

Grubbauer, M. (2013). A városi változás átfogóbb fogalma felé: A posztszocialista urbanizáciá és a városelmélet osszekapcsolása. In: Jelinek C., Bodnár J., Czirfusz M. und Gyimesi Z. (Eds.). Kritikai Városkutatás [Kritische Stadtforschung]. Budapest, L'Harmattan,  480-504 (Hungarian Translation of book chapter in Grubbauer/Kusiak 2012).

 

Grubbauer, M. (2013). ‘Global‘ Architecture as a Contradictory Signifier: Lessons from Hamburg’s and Vienna’s Urban Megaprojects. In: G. del Cerro (Ed.). Urban Megaprojects: a worldwide view. Bradford, Emerald, 185–210.

Grubbauer, M. (2012). Toward a More Comprehensive Notion of Urban Change: Linking Post-Socialist Urbanism and Urban Theory. In: M. Grubbauer and J. Kusiak (Eds.). Chasing Warsaw. Socio-Material Dynamics of Urban Change since 1990. Frankfurt, Campus, 35–60.

Grubbauer, M. (2011). Globale Architektur und ihre Rolle im Städtewettbewerb. In: C. Parnreiter (Ed.). Stadt und Globalisierung. Hamburger Symposium Geographie Nr. 3, Institut für Geographie der Universität Hamburg, 46–65.

Grubbauer, M. (2011). Räume der Wirtschaft: Das Bürohochhaus als Bedeutungsträger in der visuellen Konstruktion ökonomischer Vorstellungswelten. In: W. Hofmann (Ed.). Stadt als Erfahrungsraum der Politik. Beiträge zur kulturellen Konstruktion urbaner Politik. Berlin, LIT Verlag, 97–116.

Grubbauer, M. (2010). The high-rise office tower as a global type: exploring the architectural world of Getty Images. In: M. Guggenheim and O. Soderström (Eds.). Re-Shaping Cities: How Global Mobility Transforms Architecture and Urban Form. London, Routledge, 63–80.

Grubbauer, M. (2008). Images of office architecture in the media – the paradigm of urban competitivness and global interconnectivity. In: F. Eckardt (Ed.): Media and Urban Space. Understanding, Investigating and Approaching Mediacity. Berlin, Frank & Timme, 105–132.

Grubbauer, M. (2006). Architektur und Standortwettbewerb. Bürobauten als Imageträger. In: Kritische Geografie und Attac Österreich (Eds.). Zwischen Konkurrenz und Kooperation – Alternativen zum Standortwettbewerb. Wien, Mandelbaum, 120–141.

Reviews

Review of: Bunnell, T. and D. P.S. Goh (Eds.): Urban Asias: Essays on Futurity Past and Present. Berlin, Jovis 2018. In: International journal for Urban and Regional Research 43.3, 615-616.

Review of: Darieva, T.; W. Kaschuba and M. Krebs (Eds.): Urban Spaces After Socialism. Frankfurt/Main, Campus Verlag 2011, and Hirt, S. A.: Iron Curtains. Gates, Suburbs and Privatization of Space in the Post-Socialist City. London, Wiley-Blackwell 2012. In: International Journal for Urban and Regional Research 37.4., 1486–90.

Review of: Ponzini, D. and M. Nastasi: Starchitecture. Scenes, Actors and Spectacles in Contemporary Cities. Torino, Allemandi & C 2012. In: Urban Research & Practice 5.3, 371-372.

Review of: Lampugnani, V. M.: Die Stadt im 20. Jahrhundert. Visionen, Entwürfe, Gebautes. Berlin 2010, in: H-Soz-u-Kult, 08.04.2011, hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/rezensionen/2011-2-026.

Organized workshops and panels

'Disentangling global action agendas and urban development strategies: "Truth regimes" of development, private financial interest, and urban sustainable growth', stream at the RC21 Annual Conference 'In and Beyond the City: Emerging Ontologies, Persistent Challenges and Hopeful Futures', with Hanna Hilbrandt, Delhi, 18-21 September 2019 (forthcoming)

'Critical Perspectives on Housing Microfinane', international workshop organized at HCU as part of the three-year research project funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG), Hamburg, 29-30 November 2018

'Urban Research across the Theory-Practice Divide: Modes of Dialogue and/or Disengagement', international workshop held at HCU, with Kate Shaw (Melbourne University), Hamburg, 21-22 September 2017

'Housing in the era of neoliberalism between adaption and transgression', stream at the RC21 Annual Conference 'The transgressive city', with Clara Salazar (Colegio de México), Mexico City, July 2016

International workshop of the architectural sociology working group (AG Architektursoziologie) 'Designed to improve? Buildings, interventions and the makings of the "social" in interdisciplinary urban practices', with Hanna Göbel (University Hamburg) and Anna Richter (HCU Hamburg), Hamburg, 22-24 May 2014

'Urbanism beyond the West: Comparing Accelerated Urban Change in Eastern Europe and the Global South', stream at the annual conference of the RC21, Sociology of Urban and Regional Development in the International Sociological Association, with Joanna Kusiak, Berlin, 29-31 August 2013

'The Transnational Dimension of Contemporary Urban Development: Ideas, Trajectories, and Actors', stream at the annual conference of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), New York City, 24-28 February 2012

International workshop of the architectural sociology working group (AG Architektursoziologie),'The Making of Architects / Architecture in the Making', with Silke Steets, TU Darmstadt, 2-3 February 2012

LOEWE-Workshop 'Warsaw since 1990. Post-Socialist Transformation as a Challenge for the Intrinsic Logic of Cities', with Joanna Kusiak, TU Darmstadt, 19-20 May 2011

 


Research and Teaching Associate

Nina Fraeser

Since October 2015 Nina Fraeser is working as research and teaching associate at the professorship History and Theory of the City, at HafenCity University Hamburg. Based on undergraduate studies in politics and communication at the University Vienna she holds a Master of Arts in European Urban Studies. This degree was jointly awarded by 6 European universities and taught in 4 cities between the disciplines of Geography, Sociology and Cultural Studies. In her research she looks at in how far urban social movements reproduce in and through resistant spaces in Athens and Hamburg. Moreover she is interested in queer-feminist methodologies within research but also academic labour practice and has been collectively reflecting on the university as space of (social) reproduction. Previously she has written about creative-autonomous spaces and their tensions with urban creativity and tourism policies.

Nina Fraeser is affiliated in the Scientific Network Geographies of new Materialisms (DFG), AK Geography and Gender and AK urban social movements (Institute for Social Movement Studies).

Contact

Überseeallee 16, 20457 Hamburg, room 4. 127
Phone  +49(0) 40 42827 - 4392
E-Mail: nina.fraeser(at)hcu-hamburg.de

Current Occupation

since 2015 Research and teaching assistant at the professorship History and Theory of the City, HCU Hamburg


Previous Academic Engagements

2012: Research assistant for the project and publication 'Perspektive Leerstand' (Perspectives on Vacancy) at the Department of Sociology (ISRA) at the Technical University of Vienna; task: Research and analysis of Copenhagen as one case study

2011: Research assistant for the project 'Politicization of Europe' at the Department of Government at the University Vienna; task: media analysis on political protest in Austria

 

Education

2011 – 2013: Master of Arts Urban Studies 4CITIES UNICA EURO MA at the universities: Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Universität Wien, Københavns Universitet, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

MA Thesis: Spaces of Creative Autonomy. Artistic groups in contemporary Urban Social Movements

2009 – 2012: Bachelor of Arts Political Science at the University Vienna

2006 – 2010: Bakkalaureat phil. Communication (Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft) at the University Vienna and the Department of Media Studies at Århus Universitet, Denmark

 

Membership

ESA: Research Network 23 Social Movements at the European Sociological Association (ESA)

DFG-Network 'Feminist Geographies of new Materialisms'

Research Group AK Geography and Gender

Research Group AK Stadt/Raum - Urban Social Movements (Institute for Social Movement Studies)


Urban Design (M.Sc.):

Transformations I & II Seminar (since Winter 15/16)

Urban Design Project 1 (Winter 15/16, Winter 16/17)

Urban Planning (M.Sc.):

Urban Renewal and Housing (Summer 16; Summer 17)

Metropolitan Culture (B.A.):

Medienpraxis Internet (Summer 17)

Q Studies:

Practices of Commoning - Collective aquisitions of knwoledge as / about Commons (Winter 16/17)

Journal Articles

Freshinski, E. N. (2019). Beziehungsweise Recht auf Stadt. Feministische Perspektiven auf Formen kollektiver Stadtgestaltung. Común (1/2019), 18-19.

Fraeser, N.; S. Klosterkamp, J. Kühn, E. Kuschinski and T. Martens (2017). We take the risk of hope. Überlegungen zu akademischer (Reproduktions-)Arbeit im Anschluss an das Vernetzungstreffen Feministische Geographien in Hamburg. sub\urban. zeitschrift für kritische stadtforschung 5 (3), 137-146.

Book chapters

Fraeser, N.; H. Hilbrandt, E. Kuschinski, A. Schafran and M. Grubbauer (2018). Enacting social change. Responses in academic practice. Commentary. In: Grubbauer, M. and K. Shaw (Eds.). Across Theory and Practice. Thinking Through Urban Research. Berlin, Jovis, 231-237.

Fraeser, N.; H. Hilbrandt and E. Kuschinski (2018). Working as an urban scholar today: For a critical urban practice within and beyond the neoliberal university. In: Grubbauer, M. and K. Shaw (Eds.). Across Theory and Practice. Thinking Through Urban Research. Berlin, Jovis, 206-215.

Fraeser, N. (2016). Fantasies of Antithesis – Assesing the Gängeviertel as a Tourist Attraction. In: Colomb, C. and J. Novy. Protest and Resistance in the Tourist City. London, Routledge.

Fraeser, N. (2015). Gängeviertel, Hamburg. In: Moore, A. and A.  Smart. Making Room: Cultural Production in Occupied Spaces. Journal of Aesthetics & Protest and Other Forms, 172-177.

Book Reviews and Conference Proceedings

Mürlebach, M.; N. Fraeser, J. Golke, E. Isselstein, S. Klosterkamp, J. Kordes, K. Lorenzen, and A. Vogelpohl (2017). Von Reflexivität, Unplanbarkeit und Kollektivität im Forschungsprozess: Lasst uns die Unzulänglichkeiten der eigenen Arbeit solidarisch besprechen! In: Feministische Geo-RundMail 72, August 2017, 22-24.

Fraeser, N. (2016). Rezension von: Rinn, M.: Konflikte um die Stadt für alle. Das Machtfeld der Stadtentwicklungspolitik in Hamburg (2016), Westfälisches Dampfboot, In: Widerspruch, Jahrg. 35, Ausg. 68, 2. Halbjahr 2016.

Scheller, D.; P. Bescherer and N. Fraeser (2016). Städte in Bewegung – städtische Bewegungen? Neuer Arbeitskreis Stadt/Raum am Institut für Protest- und Bewegungsforschung, Soziale Bewegungen: Analysen zu Demokratie und Zivilgesellschaft, 3 (September 2016), 244-248.

Presented Papers

"The public/private dichotomy as regulatory fiction", SqEK (Squatting Europe Kollektive) Workshop, Stockholm, April 2018

"Everyday resistance in-between public and private spaces", AAG (American Association of Geographers) Annual Conference, New Orleans, April 2018

"Figurationen des Materiellen – Den Neuen Materialismus mit Donna Haraway repolitisieren" eine öffentliche Theaterprobe und Diskussion gemeinsam mit Iris Dzudzek, Cata Gomes de Matos, Jan Hutta und Nina Schuster (DFG-Netzwerk Feministische Geographien des „New Materialism“), NKG XV, Freiburg, Januar 2018

"Methodologies of in-betweeness OR ‘our affective relationship towards a desired future’", RC21 Rethinking Urban Global Justice: An international academic conference for critical urban studies, University of Leeds, September 2017

"Commoning as solidarity practice: the social-spatial reproduction of urban social movements", International Conference on Cross-Movement-Mobilizations, Ruhr-University Bochum, April 2017

"Solidarity without Unity. Bridging Antagonisms in Processes of Urban Commoning", RGS London Annual Conference "Nexus Thinking", Royal Geographical Society, London, August 2016

"Counter Space. Domesticity and the Modern Kitchen", Architecture and the Woman Question, GWZO, Leipzig, April 2016

"Spaces of Creative Autonomy. Artistic Groups in Contemporary Urban Social Movements", American Association of Geographers Annual Conference, San Francsico, March 2016

"Making Room: Culural Production in Occupied Spaces." Book presentation, talk and discussion at the
JVE_A conference, with Tina Steiger and Alan Moore, Berlin, July 2015

"Fantasies of Antithesis. Assessing the Gängeviertel as Tourist Attraction", Protest and Resistance in the Tourist City - An International Symposium, Berlin, November 2014

 

Organized workshops and panels

Power, Knowledge and Violence in Academic and Activist Spaces: building feminist solidarities. Workshop hosted at CAPPE Brighton, with Deanna Dadusc, Penny Travlou, Myrto Tsilimpounidi and Anna Carastathis, 16th of November 2018.

Everyday Practices of Solidarity. Relational Learning Under Conditions of Multiple Crises. DAAD-sponsored Workshop. HCU and Schaltzentrale Hamburg, Sept 19th - Sept. 22nd 2018

Everyday Practices of Solidarity. Relational Learning Under Conditions of Multiple Crises. DAAD-geförderter Workshop. HCU und Schaltzentrale Hamburg, 19. - 22. September 2018

 "A self-reproducing movement? Everyday faliures and queer solidarities", workshop session at the annual conference of the RC21, Sociology of Urban and Regional Development in the International Sociological Association, with Penny Travlou, Leeds, 11-13 September 2017

"(Re-)doing Europe: the making and breaking of transnational solidarity networks", session at the bi-annual conference of the ESA, Research Network 25: Social Movements at the European Sociology Association, with Sabrina Zajak, Athens, 29 August - 1 September 2017

Netzwerktreffen - Feministische Geographien vom 27.-29.04.2017 in Hamburg

 

Invited Commentaries

E. N. Freshinski: "Struggling with(in) the University - Feminist Negotiations", HafenCity Lectures: Testing University, HafenCity University Hamburg, January 2019

Author Meets Critics: Paul Routledge's Space Invaders: Radical Geographies of Protest. Session organised by Kate Derickson at the AAG (American Association of Geographers) Annual Conference, New Orleans, April 2018

"Gemeinsame Räume", Round Table Discussion, Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg, February 2018

"Wie gestalten Kunst und Sport den gemeinschaftlichen Raum?", Symposium at the Millerntor Gallery #6, Hamburg, July 2016


Research and Teaching Associate

Eva Kuschinski

Since October 2015 Eva Kuschinski is working as a research and teaching associate at the professorship History and Theory of the City. She studied Sociology in Mannheim and Istanbul and Human Geography in Frankfurt am Main and Toronto. In her dissertation she is researching the negotiation of the housing question through so called “Bündnisse für bezahlbares Wohnen” (“Alliances for Affordable Housing”). Under considerations of the urban policy mobilities approach those alliances are analyzed as multi-scalar reconfigurations of capacities to act upon the pressing housing crisis.


Eva Kuschinski is affiliated in the Scientific Network Geographies of new Materialisms (DFG) and AK Geography and Gender.
 

Contact

Überseeallee 16, 20457 Hamburg, Room 4.128
Phone  +49(0) 40 42827-5208
E-Mail: eva.kuschinski(at)hcu-hamburg.de 

Current Occupation

since 2015 Research and teaching assistant at the professorship History and Theory of the City, HCU Hamburg

 

Previous Academic Engagements

2015: Student assistant for BMBF-project Epidemiologische Risiko-Scores als Instrumente des Wissenstransfers (Prof. Dr. Susanne Bauer, Dr. Katrin Amelang), Institute for Sociology, Science Studies, Goethe University, Frankfurt (Main)


2014: Internship at Leibniz-Institut für raumbezogene Sozialforschung (IRS), Research Department 4: Regeneration of Cities and Towns


2012 – 2013: Student assistant at DFG Project Neuordnung des Städtischen im neoliberalen Zeitalter, research project: Policing American Style in Frankfurt am Main? (Jenny Künkel), Goethe-University, Frankfurt (Main)

 

Education


2011 – 2015: Master of Arts Geographies of Globalization – Markets and Metropolises, Institute of Human Geography, Goethe-University, Frankfurt (Main)


2013: Semester abroad at CITY Institute, York University, Toronto, Canada (DAAD Promos scholarship)


2008 – 2011: Bachelor of Arts Sociology at the School for Social Sciences, University of Mannheim (minor: Psychology)


2010: Erasmus at Department of Sociology, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey

 

Memberships

DFG-Network 'Feminist Geographies of new Materialisms'

Reserach group AK Geography & Gender

Metropolitan Culture (B.A.):

Seminar History and Theory of the City (since Winter 15/16)

Urban Planning (B.Sc. and M.Sc.):

Urban Renewal and Housing (since Summer 16)

Teaching Project Student Housing in Hamburg (Winter 19/20)

Urban Design (M.Sc.):

Transformations I (Winter 17/18)

Kuschinski, E. (2019). Profitable Wohnungspolitik und die Reproduktionskrise der 'Anderen' Das Hamburger Bündnis für das Wohnen. Femina Politica Zeitschrift für feministische Politikwissenschaft 28 (1), 125-129.

Freshinski, E. N. (2019). Beziehungsweise Recht auf Stadt. Feministische Perspektiven auf Formen kollektiver Stadtgestaltung. Común (1/2019), 18-19. Online: comun-magazin.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Comun-01-2019.pdf

Kuschinski, E. (2019). Das Patriarchat aus dem Haus werfen. Inteview by S. Kellermann. In: Gebaute Gesellschaft, kritisch-lesen.de Nr. 51. Online: www.kritisch-lesen.de/c/1548

Kuschinski, E.; N. Fraeser, H. Hilbrandt, A. Schafran and M. Grubbauer (2018). Enacting social change. Responses in academic practice. Commentary. In: Grubbauer, M. and K. Shaw (Eds.). Across Theory and Practice. Thinking Through Urban Research. Berlin, Jovis, 231-237.

Kuschinski, E.; A. Gilbert and C. Lemanski (2018). Learning from experiences elsewhere. Policy learnings. Commentary. In: Grubbauer, M. and K. Shaw (Eds.). Across Theory and Practice. Thinking Through Urban Research. Berlin, Jovis, 87-89.

Kuschinski, E.; N. Fraeser and H. Hilbrandt (2018). Working as an urban scholar today: For a critical urban practice within and beyond the neoliberal university. In: Grubbauer, M. and K. Shaw (Eds.). Across Theory and Practice. Thinking Through Urban Research. Berlin, Jovis, 206-215.

Kuschinski, E.; N. Fraeser, S. Klosterkamp, J. Kühn and T. Martens (2017). We take the risk of hope. Überlegungen zu akademischer (Reproduktions-)Arbeit im Anschluss an das Vernetzungstreffen Feministische Geographien in Hamburg. sub\urban. zeitschrift für kritische stadtforschung 5 (3), 137-146.

Kuschinski, E. (2017). Nachdenken über die Wohnungsfrage Modelle und Theorien zur Wohnungsfrage in Bündnissen für das Wohnen. In: Schader-Stiftung (Ed.). Die Rückkehr der Wohnungsfrage. Ansätze und Herausforderungen lokaler Politik. Tagungsreader mit Kurzfassungen der Vorträge und Impulse der Fachtagung am 19. und 20. Juni 2017 im Schader-Forum, Darmstadt, 107-110. Online: www.schader-stiftung.de/fileadmin/content/Tagungsreader_Rueckkehr_der_Wohnungsfrage_03.pdf

Kuschinski, E. (2014). Sozialer Wohnungsbau lohnt sich nicht Ökonomisierung der Frankfurter Wohnungspolitik am Beispiel der ABG Frankfurt Holding. In: Heeg, S. and M. Rosol (Eds.). Gebaute Umwelt. Aktuelle stadtpolitische Konflikte in Frankfurt am Main und Offenbach. Forum Humangeographie 12, 23-40.

Presented Papers

"Die doppelte Vergesellschaftung des Wohnens im Kontext aktueller Wohnungspolitik in Hamburg", Doktorand*innenkolloquium "Wohnungsfrage(n) ohne Ende. Aktuelle und historische Entwicklungen in der Wohnungspolitik", Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, July 2018

"Die doppelte Vergesellschaftung der Wohnung  – Gedanken zu einer feministisch-materialistischen Lesart der Wohnungsfrage", Forschungswerkstatt Kritische Geographie, Frankfurt am Main, June 2018

"Vom Doppelcharakter der Ware Wohnung und fortgesetzter ursprünglicher Akkumulation", Forschungskolloquium Stadt/Raum/Planung, HafenCity Universität Hamburg, June 2018

"Nachdenken über die Wohnungsfrage – Modelle und Theorien zur Wohnungsfrage in ‚Bündnissen für das Wohnen‘“,Fachtagung der Schaderstiftung "Die Rückkehr der Wohnungsfrage. Ansätze und Herausforderungen lokaler Politik", Darmstadt, June 2017

"Multiskalare Wohnungspolitiken – ‚Bündnisse für bezahlbares Wohnen‘ als mobile urban policies", Jahrestagung AK Geographische Wohnungsmarktforschung „Internationalisierung des Wohnens - Marktentwicklung, Politiken, Forschungsansätze", Luxemburg, June 2017

"The intersections of vulnerability, power and housing policies – the case of a forced eviction in Frankfurt/Main", RGS London Annual Conference "Nexus Thinking", Royal Geographical Society, London, August 2016.

 

Organized workshops and panels

Everyday Practices of Solidarity. Relational Learning Under Conditions of Multiple Crises. DAAD-sponsored Workshop. HCU and Schaltzentrale Hamburg, 19-22 September 2018

Network meeting feminist geographies, Hamburg, 27-29 April 2017

 

Invited lectures and commentaries

"Wohnungen als soziale Infrastruktur: Zwischen alltäglicher Reproduktion und Verwertungsdruck", Deutscher Kongress für Geographie", Kiel, September 2019

"Reproduktionsort und Ware: Die Wohnung als Kristallisationspunkt gesellschaftlicher Widersprüche". Lecture at alpha nova & galeria futura, Berlin, September 2019

E. N. Freshinski: "Struggling with(in) the University - Feminist Negotiations", HafenCity Lectures: Testing University, HafenCity University Hamburg, January 2019

Counselling at the theatre production "Who Reclaims?! - ein collagierter Streifzug durch die Raumfrage" by the feminist theatre collective Swoosh Lieu, Frankfurt am Main, August 2018
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Lecture at a field trip organized by the department of Urban Planning at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar: "Wohnungspolitik in Hamburg - das Bündnis für das Wohnen", Universität Hamburg, April 2018


Research and Teaching Associate

Venetsiya Dimitrova

Since September 2017 Venetsiya Dimitrova is a research associate at the Chair for History and Theory of the City. Besides studying Architecture at the TU Berlin and TU Delft, she graduated from Newcastle University (UK) with a MA degree in Planning and Environmental Research, an interdisciplinary master’s programme, which by combining modules from the departments of Planning, and Humanities and Social Sciences seeks to prepare for a research career in the field of urban and environmental planning. During her studies in the UK, she dealt critically with a broad range of topics, including the impact of globalisation and urbanisation on social justice, urban informality, top-down and bottom-up planning processes, and collaborative housing projects. Previously, she worked as an architect (sander.hofrichter planungsgesellschaft).

Since September 2017 Venetsiya Dimitrova is research assistant at the Chair History and Theory of the City for the interdisciplinary research project Large-Scale Projects as Innovation Drivers in the Construction Industry in cooperation with the TUHH.

Contact

Überseeallee 16, 20457 Hamburg, room 5.046
Phone  +49(0) 40 42827-4076
E-mail: venetsiya.dimitrova(at)hcu-hamburg.de

Current Occupation

Since September 2017: Research assistant at the Chair History and Theory of the City, HCU for the interdisciplinary research project “Large-Scale Projects as Innovation Drivers in the Construction Industry” in cooperation with the TUHH

Previous Academic Engagements

05/2015 – 09/2015: Student assistant at the Cluster of Excellence Image-Knowledge-Gestaltung at the Humboldt University of Berlin

Education

09/2016 – 09/2017: Planning and Environmental Research (MA), Newcastle University

Thesis: Collaborative Housing Projects and the Socio-Spatial Qualities of their Porous Spaces. The Case Studies of Spreefeld Berlin und Regenbogenfabrik Berlin

10/2010 – 09/2015: Architecture (MSc), Technische Universität Berlin

Thesis: Hansaplatz and the Heterotopias of Everyday Life: A Phenomenological Critique of Foucault's Concept of Heterotopias

02/2013 – 07/2013: Semester abroad (ERASMUS), Technische Universiteit Delft
 
10/2008 – 04/2011: Architektur (BSc), Technische Universität Berlin

Presented papers

"Knowledge Practices of Mid-Career Architects: Building a Career and Responding to the Internationalisation of Professional Activities", 14th Conference of the European Sociological Association (ESA), Manchester, August 2019

"Organizing the city through architectural projects: Non-standard Solutions, Multi-sited Cooperation, and Stable Networks in the Construction of the "Elphilharmonie", Hamburg", together with Monika Grubbauer, 35th EGOS Colloquium, Edinburgh, July 2019

 "Mid-career professionals as "knowledge actors": Impacts on knowledge mobility and the transnational urban development", Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting (AAG), Washington D.C., April 2019

"The Messy Knowledge Practices of Transnational Urban Development", Workshop "Inkorporierte Anforderung, intrinsische Motivation oder externer Zwang? Praktiken des Umgangs mit Mobilitätsanforderungen in der Arbeitswelt", University of Bremen, November 2018


Research Associate

Luisa Escobar

Since October 2018 Luisa Escobar is working as a reseach associate at the professorship History and Theory of the City, at HafenCity University Hamburg. She completed a Master in Urban Studies in an internatinal programm in wich she studied at 6 Universities in 4 European cities. Previously she made her Bachelor in Sociology at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). Her research interests are housing policies, housing cooperatives, right to housing and right to the city, urban social movements and social movements against mega-projects.

Luisa Escobar is research assistant at the DFG-funded research project Urbanization and finance in developing countries: marketization, institutionalization and internationalization of housing microfinance in Mexico.

 

Contact

Überseeallee 16, 20457 Hamburg, room 4.126
Phone +49(0) 40 42827 - 4394
E-Mail: luisa.escobar(at)hcu-hamburg.de

Current Occupation

Since Oktober 2018: research associate at the professorship History and Theory of the City, HCU Hamburg, for the research project "Urbanization and finance in developing countries: marketization, institutionalization and internationalization of housing microfinance in Mexico"

Previous Academic Engagements

2016: Teaching Assistant for the course "Urban Sociology of Mexico City" at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) with Prof. Lucía Ávarez Enríquez

2015 – 2016: Advisor of the General Council of the National Electoral Institute

2013 – 2014: Researcher for FGB (Communication and Consultants company) for the program "Indigenous Communication Plan"

2012 – 2013: Researcher and social promoter collaborating in the case "Right to Housing at Lomas de Cuautitlán" collaborating with Miguel Agustín Pro Juárez Humans Rights Center

2011: Research Assistant at the project "Gender, violence and Racism between high school students from the narrow coast of Guerrero state" with Dr. Haydée Quiroz Malca from Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos

2010: Research assistant at the project "Culture and Social Sciences" at the Centro de Estudios Sociológicos, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Education

Master Thesis: "Spatialities of Prefigurative Initiatives" in Madrid

2016 – 2018: Master of Science in Urban Studies 4CITIES UNICA EUROMASTER at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Universität Wien, Københavns Universitet, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

2014: Diploma Course "City, security and citizen participation", coordinated by the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and Universidad Oberta de Catalunya (UOC).

Bachelor Thesis: Relaciones Vecinales y Espacio Público en la Zona Metopolitana de la Ciudad de México. (Neighbourhood relations and public space in the metropolitan area of México City) case study in "conjunto urbano de interés social Rancho San Miguel", Chicoloapan, Estado de México

2004 - 2009: Bachelor in Sociology. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Summa Cum Laude.

Participation in workshops and panels

'Critical Perspectives on Housing Microfinane', international workshop organized at HCU as part of the three-year research project funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG), Hamburg, 29 –30 November 2018.


Student Assistant

Lilly Altmeyer

Lilly Altmeyer is a student assistant at the chair for History and Theory of the City in the research project Large-Scale Projects as Innovation Drivers in the Construction Industry. She is studying Urban Planning as an undergraduate at the HafenCity University in her seventh semester.

Student Assistant

Mara Bahls

Mara Bahls is a student assistant at the chair for History and Theory of the City in the research project Housing Microfinance in Mexico. She is studying Urban Planning as an undergraduate at the HafenCity University in her third semester.

Tutor

Tim Jessen

Tim Jessen is a teaching assistant for the lecture History and Theory of the City. He is studying Urban Planning as an undergraduate at the HafenCity University in his third semester.

Student Assistant

Simon Meyer

Simon Meyer is a student assistant at the chair for History and Theory of the City. He is studying Urban Planning as an undergraduate at the HafenCity University in his fifth semester.

Student assistant

Carl Schwenger

Carl Schwenger is a student assistant at the chair for History and Theory of the City. He is studying Urban Planning as an undergraduate at the HafenCity University in his seventh semester.


Previous guest researcher

Kate Shaw is a critical urban geographer based at the University of Melbourne. She is interested in the culture of cities and the political-economic and social processes that shape them. Kate Shaw was a visiting fellow with HCU from September till December 2017 while working on a new book titled The squander and salvage of urban waterfronts, which looks at the redevelopment of deindustrialised dock and harbours.

Contact: kates(at)unimelb.edu.au

Emily Kelling was from October 2016 till March 2017 guest researcher at the professorship History and Theory of the City. She is working as research and teaching associate at thedepartment of Sociology of Planning and Architecture at the Technical University Berlin.

Contact: emily.kelling(at)tu-berlin.de


Previous research and teaching associates

Hanna Hilbrandt was postdoctoral researcher at the chair for History and Theory of the City until february 2020. Her PhD at the Open University (UK) in association with the Center for Metropolitan Studies (TU Berlin) explored the relationship of informal and regulatory practices in the everyday politics of governing the margins of Berlin. Her research interests revolve around postcolonial theory, everyday power, financialization, policy and planning, as well as urban temporalities and infrastructures.


Previous student assistants

Julian Hess

Rebekka Keuss

Felipe Silva

Jantje Morgenstern

Anna Kreuzer

Andreas Jasiulek

Karim Edzards

 

 

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