Open lecture 'Public Transport as Public Space in Europe and Post-Soviet Urban Space'
On November 26 an open lecture 'Public Transport as Public Space in Europe and post-Soviet urban space' will be held at HSE.
- Tonio Weicker, Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography, IfL Leipzig, Germany
- Wladimir Sgibnev, Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography, IfL Leipzig, Germany
Public transport constitutes an important site of social encounter through practices of successful cooperation but also widespread patterns of conflictual behaviour and political negotiation. In our research project, ‘Public Transport as Public Space in European Cities: Narrating, Experiencing, Contesting’ (PUTSPACE), we aim to humanise transport research by studying diverse narratives, experiences and contestations of public transport, as they have been unfolding in cities across Europe since the late nineteenth century. The proposed presentation gives an overview of the multi-layered objectives on the research project PutSpace. Furthermore, it tries to grasp the manifold layers of public transport reforms and modernisation attempts in post-Soviet urban space. In a fruitful discussion we would try to place public transport at the frontline of contesting what is, can be, or should be public in the city.
Venue: 9/11 Myasnitskaya str., room 320a.
Working language: English.
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