PUBLIC SPACES AND URBAN CULTURE
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Lisbon, Portugal: Mobile Workshop #4 Marvila / Beato/ Madre Deus: a forgotten urban centre

Public Spaces and Urban Cultures

The Aesop Thematic Group for Public Spaces and Urban Cultures was founded upon an initiative of Sabine Knierbein, Ceren Sezer and Chiara Tornaghi in 2010. The aim of the group is to introduce the research and design focus on Public Spaces and Urban Cultures in planning-related disciplines.

The members of the AESOP Thematic Group on Public Spaces and Urban Cultures discuss and develop approaches proposed under the biennial group’s working topic and engage in peer-to-peer exchange on research and design projects. In addition to annual AESOP Congress, the group meets regularly in the meetings spanning academia, praxis and activism, which take place in the form of workshops, seminars and conferences, accompanied by a field trip. The meetings are organized by group members’ institutions, after submitting a declaration of interest to host an event to the group's working theme.

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Public Spaces, Urban Cultures and Constructing Peace
Monday, July 25, 2022
Public Spaces, Urban Cultures and Constructing Peace Call for Proposals to host the Thematic Group’s Meetings 2022-2024 Working theme written by Christine...
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AESOP Thematic Group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures at the Tartu Congress 2022. Activities of the TG and the TG’s members during congress
Monday, July 25, 2022
Meeting of the Thematic Group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures Tuesday, 26 July, 13:30-14:30 EEST (Tartu time) (UTC +3, 12:30-13:30 CEST) Forestry Building,...
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Care and the City - Encounters with Urban Studies
Thursday, April 28, 2022
May 5th, 2022 at 17:00 (CET) Minerva Lab, CaSaDi Network and AESOP Thematic Group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures dialogue with co-editors and authors of the...
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Solidarity Statement with academics in Ukraine and Ukrainian scholars abroad, March 2022
Wednesday, March 09, 2022
We, as the AESOP Thematic Group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures are concerned about the victims and the destruction in Ukraine, and the escalation of...
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TG Public Spaces and Urban Cultures Annual Report 2021
Saturday, February 19, 2022
Annual Report for 2021 Prepared by Stefania Ragozino, Christine Mady, and Tihomir Viderman, supported by TG members Introduction Public Spaces and Urban...
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Abstracts submission of the AESOP Annual Congress Tartu '22
Friday, December 03, 2021
The AESOP 2022 Congress 'Space for Species: Redefining Spatial Justice' will take place in Tartu, Estonia on July 25-29, 2022! The AESOP Thematic Group Public...
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BETWEEN THE HOME AND THE SQUARE. bridging the boundaries of public space
Monday, October 18, 2021
AESOP Thematic Group Public Space and Urban Culture International Conference BETWEEN THE HOME AND THE SQUARE. bridging the boundaries of public space...
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AESOP TG PSUC Representatives of Forthcoming Events 2021-2022
Thursday, June 17, 2021
2021 Date: 14/10/2021 Title: Presentation of the AESOP TG PSUC at the TU Wien Institution: Technische Universitat, Wien, Austria Local organizers: Sabine...
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What’s going on in Public Spaces and Urban Cultures? Updates on Current Research, Policy and Practice
Tuesday, June 01, 2021
Within the Regions in Recovery Building. Sustainable Futures - Global E-Festival , 2nd-18th June 2021, the Thematic Group Public Space and Urban Culture has...
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Public Spaces and Urban Cultures
Tuesday, June 01, 2021
Within the Regions in Recovery Building. Sustainable Futures - Global E-Festival , 2nd-18th June 2021, the Thematic Group Public Space and Urban Culture has...
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AESOP TG PSUC 2021 International Meeting Thessaloniki
Thursday, March 25, 2021
AESOP TG PSUC 2021 international meeting Between THE HOME & THE SQUARE: bridging the boundaries of public space October 22-23, 2021 | Aristotele University of...
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Call for abstracts within the Regions in Recovery. Building Sustainable Futures - Global E-Festival
Thursday, March 04, 2021
Call for abstracts What’s going on in public spaces and urban cultures? Updates on current research, policy and practice AESOP Thematic Group Public Space and...

PUBLICATIONS

Book edited by Angelika Gabauer, Sabine Knierbein, Nir Cohen, Henrik Lebuhn, Kim Trogal, Tihomir Viderman, Tigran Haas in 2022 (Routledge)
Book edited by Sabine Knierbein and Tihomir Viderman in 2018 (Routledge)
Built Environment Volume 43 – Number 2, 2017, Guest Editors Matej Nikšič and Ceren Sezer
Urbani Izziv Supplement vol.29 September 2018, Guest editors Matej Nikšič, Stefania Ragozino, Alenka Fikfak
disP Journal (Taylor and Francis), vol. 51/2, 2015, authored by Sabine Knierbein and Ceren Sezer
Book edited by Chiara Tornaghi and Sabine Knierbein in 2015 (Routledge)
Book Edited by Ali Madanipour, Sabine Knierbein, Aglaée Degros in 2014

TG - PSUC | Meetings, network and members

Meetings

The members of the AESOP Thematic Group on Public Spaces and Urban Cultures discuss and develop approaches under the group’s working topic and engage in peer-to-peer exchange on research and design projects. In addition to annual AESOP Congresses, the group meets regularly in the contexts spanning academia, praxis and activism, which take place in the form of workshops, seminars and conferences, accompanied by field trips. The meetings are organized by a group member’s institution, after submitting a declaration of interest to host an event, to the group’s working theme. 

The members of the group sincerely thank to institutions and colleagues that have hosted the group’s events so far:

Interdisciplinary Centre for Urban Culture and Public Space, TU Wien (Vienna, Austria); Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia (Ljubljana, Slovenia); Institute for Research on Innovation and Services for Development of Naples, National Research Council of Italy (Naples, Italy); Human Cities Symposium Organizers, Faculté d’Architecture La Cambre Horta and ProMateria (Brussels, Belgium); Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey); Technical University of Lisbon (Lisbon, Portugal); Ozyegin University (Istanbul, Turkey); UN Habitat World Urban Forum (Medellin, Colombia); Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urban Planning (Bucharest, Romania); La Villette School of Architecture (Paris, France); Public Space Biennale at Faculty of Architecture Roma Tre (Rome, Italy); University of Glasgow (Glasgow, UK); Czech Technical University Faculty of Architecture (Prague, Czech Republic); CITTA Research Centre for Territory, Transports and Environment, University of Porto (Porto, Portugal); Faculty of Architecture, Art, and Design, Notre Dame University Louaize (Louaize, Lebanon); Tracce Urbane and Laboratory of Urban Studies at Sapienza (Rome, Italy); Department of Architecture, University of Cyprus (Cyprus); Wageningen University (Wageningen, the Netherlands); Gothenburg University (Gothenburg, Sweden); Cardiff University (Cardiff, UK); University of Venice (Venice, Italy); Delft University of Technology (Delft, The Netherlands); University of Technology (Gdańsk Poland); Aristotle University (Thessaloniki, Greece).

For questions concerning the organisation of the meetings please e-mail: [email protected]

 

Self-Organized Management Network

Group Coordination

2021-2023 Stefania Ragozino (CNR-IRISS National Research Council of Italy, Main Coordinator), Christine Mady (Notre Dame University-Louaize),  Tihomir Viderman (BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg)

2023-2024 Christine Mady (Notre Dame University - Louaize, Main Coordinator), Tihomir Viderman (BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg) and third volunteer to be elected

2024-2026 Tihomir Viderman (BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Main Coordinator), second and third volunteer to be elected)


Core Working Group

Patricia Aelbrecht (University of Cardiff)

Chiara Belingardi (independent research)

Nadia Charalambous (University of Cyprus)

Gabriella Esposito De Vita (CNR-IRISS National Research Council of Italy)

Ebba Högström (Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden)

Sabine Knierbein (Technische Universität Wien)

Christine Mady (Notre Dame University - Louaize)

Matej Nikšič (Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia)

Stefania Ragozino (CNR-IRISS National Research Council of Italy)

Nikolai Roskamm (University of Applied Sciences Erfurt)

Mohamed Saleh (University of Groningen)

Sara Santos Cruz (Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto)

Ceren Sezer (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)

Socrates Stratis (University of Cyprus)

Tihomir Viderman (BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg)

Burcu Yigit Turan (Swedish University)

 

Advisory Board

Ali Madanipour (University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK); Sophie Watson (Open University, UK); Sabine Knierbein (TU Vienna, Austria); Gabriella Esposito De Vita (CNR-IRISS National Research Council of Italy); Ceren Sezer (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)

Previous Group Coordination

2019-2021 Ceren Sezer (RWTH Aachen University, Germany) and Christine Mady (Notre Dame University - Louaize, Lebanon)

2017-2019 Gabriella Esposito De Vita (CNR-IRISS National Research Council of Italy) and Ceren Sezer (TU Delft)

2015-2017 Sabine Knierbein (TU Wien, Austria) and Gabriella Esposito De Vita (CNR-IRISS National Research Council of Italy)

2010-2015 Sabine Knierbein (TU Wien, Austria) and Ceren Sezer (TU Delft)

 

Members

 

Patricia Aelbrecht. Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK

Salima Afroz. Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology, Gazipur, Bangladesh

Ali A. Alraouf. Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar

Sergio Alvarado Vazquez. University of Twente, Twente, the Netherlands

Burcu Ates. Freelance architect and urban practitioner, Ankara, Turkey

Evangelia Athanassiou. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

Östen Axelsson. Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

Anna Maria Bagaric. Technische Universität Graz, Graz, Austria

Chiara Belingardi. La Sapienza Università di Roma, Roma, Italy

Gilda Berruti. Università Federico II di Napoli, Naples, Italy

Sverre Bjerkeset. Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway

Ila Boniburini. Eddyburg Association, Italy

Ana Brandão. Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal

Fernando Brandão Alves. University of Porto, Porto, Portugal

Luisa Bravo. CITY SPACE ARCHITECTURE, Bologna, Italy

Massimo Bricocoli. Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Marleen Buizer. Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Francesca Calarco. Heriot Watt University Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

Camilo Calderon. Swedish University of Agricultural Studies, Uppsala, Sweden

Frederico Canuto. Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Lucia Capanema Alvares. Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Carlo Cellamare. Università La Sapienza, Rome, Italy

Nadia Charalambous. University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus

Natana Char. TU Wien, Vienna, Austria

Vincent Chukwuemeka. Sint-Lucas Brussels and Ghent Campuses, Ghent, Belgium

Duygu Cihanger. METU, Ankara, Turkey

Massimo Clemente. CNR-IRISS National Research Council of Italy, Naples, Italy

Rodrigo Coelho. Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal

Andrei Crestani. University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Alice Covatta. Keio University, Tokyo, Japan

Gaia Daldanise. CNR-IRISS National Research Council of Italy, Napoli, Italy

Claudia di Biase. University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Caserta, IT

Alex Deffner. University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece

Aglaee Degros. Artgineering, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Eva Duivenvoorden. Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands

Muge Akkar Erkan. Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Gabriella Esposito De Vita. Università Federico II di Napoli, CNR-IRISS National Research Council of Italy, Napoli, Italy

Jakub Figel, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland

Angelika Gabauer. TU Wien, Vienna, Austria

Federica Gatta. Laboratorie Architecture Anthropologie Paris La Villette, Paris, France

Vera-Karina Gebhardt. Nova Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Ilir Gjinolli. University of Prishtina, Republic of Kosova

Celia Ghyka. Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urban Planning, Bucharest, Romania

Kathrin Golda-Pongratz. Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

Katharina Höftberger. TU Wien, Vienna, Austria

Ebba Högström. Blekinge Institute of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

Sebnem Onal Hoskara. Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, North Cyprus

Jeff Hou. University of Washington, Seattle, USA

Eliza Hoxha. University of Prishtina, Prishtina, Kosovo

Aseem Inam. Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK

Sahjabin Kabir. National Association for Resource Improvement (NARI), NGO, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Olivia Kafka. TU Wien, Vienna, Austria

Ohoud A. Kamal. Newcastle University, UK

Hesam Kamalipour. Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK

Maria Karagianni. Aristotele University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

Matina Kapsali. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

Tarek Khan. University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Sahar Khoshnood. Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany

Sabine Knierbein. TU Wien, Vienna, Austria

Bernd Kniess. Hafen City Universität, Hamburg. Germany

Xenia Kopf. Universitat Salzburg und Mozarteum, Austria

Penny Koutrolikou. National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Elina Kränzle. TU Wien, Vienna, Austria

Papon Kumar Dev. TU Berlin, Berlin Germany

Sue Kyte. Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Karina Landman. University Of Pretoria, Hatfield, South Africa

Dahae Lee. Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany

Judith M. Lehner. TU Wien, Vienna, Austria

Ines Lopes Moreira. Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

Setha Low. City University of New York CUNY, New York City, USA

Ali Madanipour. Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Christine Mady. Notre Dame University-Louaize, Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon

Elena Marchigiani. University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy

Weronika Mazurkiewicz. Gdansk University of Technology, Gdansk, Poland

Asma Mehan. University of Porto, Porto, Portugal

Pooja Mehta. Ahmedabad, India

Michal Merzel.  Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Angela Million. Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Sudha Mohan. University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India

Sofia Morgado. Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal

Frederico Moura e Sá. University of Aveiro, Portugal

Kamal Naseri. Politecnico Di Milano, Milano, Italy

Noha Nasser. MELA Social Enterprise Community Interest Company, Wembley, UK

Virginia Negro. National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico

Matej Niksic. Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Elena Ostanel. IUAV, Venice, Italy

Marcus Owens. University of California - Berkeley College of Environmental Design, USA

Marianita Palumbo. Laboratorie Architecture Anthropologie Paris La Villette, Paris, France

Gabriel Pascariu. Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urban Planning, Bucharest, Romania

Dominique Peck. Hafen City Universität, Hamburg, Germany

Ana Pego. Nova University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

Nastaran Peimani. Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK

Francesca Piazzoni. University of Liverpool, UK

Nadia Qureshi. The Urban Unit, Lahore, Pakistan

Stefania Ragozino. CNR-IRISS National Research Council of Italy, Naples, Italy

Marion Roberts. University of Westminster, London, UK

Nikolai Roskamm. University of Applied Sciences Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany

María Ruiz de Gopegui Aramburu. University of the Basque Country, Leioa, Spain

Mohamed Saleh. University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherland

Gonçalo Santinha. University of Aveiro, Portugal

Joao Rafael Santos. University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

Sara Santos Cruz. University of Oporto, Oporto, Portugal

Aris Sapounakis. University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece

Gözde Sarlak-Krämer. HafenCity Universität Hamburg, Germany

Christina Schraml. University of Applied Arts Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Mohmmed Muslim Sheikh. Government Lohia College, Rajasthan, India

Eltjana Shkreli. NGO Sustainable Urban Transport ‘GO2’, Tirana, Albania

Sanaz Shobeir. University of Westminster, London, UK

Ceren Sezer. RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

Laura Sobral. Instituto A Cidade Precisa de Você, São Paulo, Brazil

Bas Spierings. Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Socrates Stratis. University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus

Daniela Terrile. European Commission, Brussels, Belgium

Lefteris Theodosis. Berlin, Germany

Anne Tietjen. University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Biba Tominc. Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Chiara Tornaghi. University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

Claudia Trillo. University of Salford, Salford, UK

Zeynep Turan. John Jay College/Interdisciplinary Studies Department, New York, USA

Georgina Varna. University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK

Nanke Verloo. University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Tihomir Viderman. BTU Cottbus - Senftenberg, Germany

Athina Vitopoulou. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Sophie Watson. The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK

Hannah Widmer. University of Lausanne, Lausanne, CH

Magdalena Wisniewska. Cracow University of Technology, Poland

Sharon Wohl. Iowa State University, USA

Burcu Yigit Turan. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

Zahraa Zawawi. An Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine

Annual Reports

TG Public Spaces and Urban Cultures Annual Report 2021
TG PSUC's Annual Report for 2020
TG PSUC's Annual Report for 2019
Annual Report for 2018
Annual Report for 2017
Annual Report for 2016

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