The paper contributes to the discourse on super- and hyper-diversity in contemporary cities in the global North. The paper calls attention to what is called neuguineaisation as a separateness of the urban population that accompanies current forms of diversity. This new urban reality claims for empirical investigations of the societal implication of this phenomenon especially with regard to social cohesion in contemporary cities.
This intervention into the ongoing evaluation of Kiel 1969 within german-speaking human geography adds a personal voice to those debates. The focus of the paper is on practices defining the Department of Geography at the Technical University Munich during the 1980s. Discussing research and teaching, structures and personalities defining geography at this institution, the paper positions the revolution ostensibly emanating from the 1969 Geographentag in the context of everyday experiences.
The study analyses the social dimensions of energy landscapes. Furthermore, it will be discussed whether and how energy landscapes can be distinguished from other landscapes. It becomes clear that infrastructure measures for climate protection only appear socially viable if the production of sustainable energy landscapes is understood as the production of a discourse about sustainability, equality, and justice.
This article deals with one of the most controversial topics in urban studies related to mobile capital and mobile people. At first glance this seems to be contradictory since numbers of short-term rentals have decreased dramatically due to the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic. However, this paper is not about numbers and statistics. Instead it discusses structural issues regarding governance and power relations, which remain important topics, especially in times of crisis. It provides insight.
Drawing on qualitative interviews conducted with users of the smartphone application Foursquare in New York City, this article explores what navigating urban space and finding places of interests (cafés, restaurants, bars, etc.) means when relying on maps that are algorithmically personalized. This article questions the ways in which users are profiled and categorized in fluid and post-demographic ways and draws on the concept of foam from Sloterdijk to address these fluid spatialities.
Cet article interroge de manière critique le cadrage théorique de la cartographie participative en tant qu’outil pour réaliser l’idéal d’émancipation de la justice sociale. Il questionne la manière dont les impacts sociaux et politiques de ces pratiques sont appréhendés. Cette discussion se base sur l’expérience de l’auteure dans un projet de cartographie participative mené en collaboration avec une ONG locale et les résident.es d’un quartier informel à Khayelitsha (Afrique du Sud).
The Latin American debate on territory is observed through the lens of the territorial-peace approach in the peace accord between the Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas in 2016. The rural bias of this approach is confronted with territorial peacebuilding in Colombia's second city, Medellín, back in the 1990s. Extending this approach to urban contexts requires distinguishing between territorial peace as a political project and as an unpredictable process of territorialisation.
This intervention follows the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. With both health and the economy as central to this crisis, besides each amplifying the other, in some regards, the two also might stand in conflict. However, both are delivering a number of consequences for humans in different regions and life circumstances across the globe. With the help of several examples, this paper sets out to visualize the unequal distribution of duties, strains, exposure and aftermath of the current health crisis.