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CfP: Diverse Narrations, Experiences and Contestations of Public Transport in European Cities

Download the entire Call for Papers. The “Public Transport as Public Space” (PUTSPACE) project is pleased to announce the project’s Summer Symposium, taking place in Görlitz/Zgorzelec, Germany/Poland, on October 27 – 31. The symposium is focusing on “Diverse Narrations, Experiences and Contestations of Public transport in European Cities”. The five-day event brings together experts, early …

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Giada Peterle’s LINES in the Finnish Media

Since PUTSPACE Fellow Giada Peterle’s comic LINES was published earlier in 2021, it has been covered in various mainstream media, in particular in Turku, Finland. Here’s an overview of the articles and segments in which the comic and also the PUTSPACE is discussed. Newspapers Aamuset, “Sarjakuvakirja kertoo Turun raitiovaunujen tarinaa” (26.4.2021) –> online Turun Sanomat, …

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HERA Webinar: Rethinking Public Space in Times of Social Distancing

PUTSPACE is co-hosting HERA’s 3rd Webinar in 2021 alongside the projects The European Spa and Food2Gather. The theme is “Rethinking Public Space in Times of Social Distancing”. The webinar will take place on 11 May 2021, 14:00-15:30 CET. It is free to join, but requires pre-registrating. Registration can be done here. Keynotes speakers: Laurent Thévenot …

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Press Release: Comic Book Investigates the Tramways in Turku

The press release was first distributed on Åbo Akademi’s website and social media channels. A new comic by Giada Peterle combines the history of public transport in Turku, Finland, with citizens’ perspectives from different points in time. The comic book LINES creates a story based on narratives by the city’s inhabitants, and shows how public …

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Sketching Atmospheres at Public Transport Stops in Tallinn

By Aleksandra Ianchenko In this post, artist and PhD student Aleksandra Ianchenko reflects on the use of sketching as a research method for understanding and describing atmosphere in public transport spaces. In the first part, she discusses sketching from a methodological perspective, considering some of its advantages as a way of approaching atmosphere as a …

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Publication: Public Transport as Public Space in European Cities

PUTSPACE has published a working paper entitled Public Transport as Public Space in European Cities. (Authors: Tauri Tuvikene, Wojciech Kębłowski, Tonio Weicker, Jason Finch, Wladimir Sgibnev, Louise Sträuli, Silja Laine, Frédéric Dobruszkes, Aleksandra Ianchenko). The working paper which lays out the rationale and conceptual background of thinking of public transport as public space is now …

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CfP: Contesting Mobility from Below, Mobilising Bottom-up Contestations: Contemporary and Historical Explorations

PUTSPACE team members Wojciech Kębłowski, Tonio Weicker, Adam Borch and Tauri Tuvikene organise a session at the next T2M Conference to be held in Lisbon, Portugal from 2-5 November 2021. The deadline for submitting abstract to the organisers is 25 April 2021. The CfP can be downloaded as a PdF here. Contesting mobility from below, …

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Workshop Report: “Public-Oriented Mobility Through Digital Technology”

By Karol Kurnicki On 9 March 2021, Karol Kurnicki organised an online workshop on the theme “Public-Oriented Mobility Through Digital Technology”. The workshop was part of Kurnicki’s PUTSPACE Fellowship at the Leibniz-Institute für Länderkunde (IfL). Participants Kirill Galustov (IfL), Wojciech Kębłowski (PUTSPACE), Meike Levin-Keitel (TU Dortmund), Indra Lukosiene (PUTSPACE), Ibrahim Mubiru (TU Dortmund), Egor Muleev …

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Award Nomination for Elle-Mari Talivee’s Essay “Public Transport in Estonian Literature”

Elle-Mari Talivee’s essay “Public Transport in Estonian Literature” (2020) has been nominated for the Estonian Cultural Endowment’s Article Award. The essay was published in the Estonian journal Keel ja Kirjandus and written while Talivee was a recipient of a PUTSPACE Fellowship based in English Language and Literature, Åbo Akademi University, Finland. The essay can be …

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CfP: Session on “Mobilising, producing and contesting transport and mobility from below” at RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2021

PUTSPACE team members Wojciech Kębłowski and Wladimir Sgibnev organise a session at the Royal Geographical Society RGS-IBG Annual International Conference in 2021. The session theme is “Mobilising, producing and contesting transport and mobility from below: collectors, enthusiasts, activists, revolutionaries”. The conference takes place from Tuesday 31 August to Friday 3 September 2021. The deadline for …

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