Especially in metropolises, various political programmes aim at commodifying the potential of migrant economies for urban development. Nevertheless, there is a gap in research concerning the importance of migrant economies for urban development in smaller cities. This article discusses the topic as an issue of research and local politics in a post-migrant perspective. In the end, various challenges remain on how to deal with migrant economies in political and academic practice.
This paper examines territorial practices of enclosure in the Russian land commune. Using archival research, it explores how the state and territory in the periphery were dialectically co-produced through spatial technologies and public discourses. This work brings a territorial dimension into Russian agrarian scholarship by positioning the imperial rural politics within the context of capitalist land enclosure, thereby introducing complexity into the state-centric Western territory debate.
The subject is the city understood as a lived territory: it develops a theoretical–methodological approach to the sociospatial construction of urban territory. The first part presents the spatial practices and the urban imaginaries. The second part integrates the territorialization of affectivity. The third part considers urban scenarios. Individual topological networks are then incorporated as sequences of urban scenarios, leading on to the crisscrossing of different topological networks.
This paper intent to bring to light urban practices of young people living with a diagnosis of psychosis while recovering. My work points out the diversity of urban spaces inhabited by participants during the recovery process which includes institutional space private, as well as public places. I then highlight the continuous variability of symptoms over the recovery period implies alternately practices of withdrawal and reconquest of the urban space, as the recovery process is moving forward.
A spatiotemporal reconstruction of slope movements on the edge of Lake Lucerne near the municipality of Horw, canton of Lucerne is presented. The reconstruction was realized by analyzing growth reactions of beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) and fir (Abies alba Mill.) trees growing on this slope. Results show that the area has been moving at least since 1948. A significant concentration of events was observed between 1990 and 2000 as well as after 2006.
In our interview with the Uruguayan researcher, journalist, and activist Raúl Zibechi, we discuss current socioterritorial movements in Latin America and beyond, the emergence of new subjects through practices of territorialization, and links between extractive geographies and the urban context. The interview is part of the theme issue "Contested Urban Territories: Decolonized Perspectives", wherein we examine how a relational notion of territory opens up new grounds for critical urban research.
Der Subjektbegriff ist der Schlüssel zum Verständnis des Menschen und seiner Handlungsfähigkeit. Begreift man den Menschen als rein durch die gesellschaftlichen Strukturen geprägt, dann kann man einzelnen Personen kaum Verantwortung zuschreiben. Wie aber lässt sich die Verantwortung des Einzelnen denken? Wie lässt sich die Rolle des Geistes, also der Fähigkeit zu bewusstem Denken, über die wir ja zu verfügen glauben, konzipieren.
A glacial lake outburst flood hazard assessment by satellite Earth observation and numerical modelling was done for the lakes linked to the Thangothang Chhu glacier, Chomolhari area (Bhutan), combining detailed geomorphological mapping, landslide and rock glacier inventories, as well as surface displacements quantified by satellite InSAR. Outburst scenario modelling revealed that only a flood wave can have an impact on the two human settlements located downslope of the glacier.