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Public transport in times of Covid-19: disruption and continuity in urban mobility

Written by Tonio Weicker and Wladimir Sgibnev This blog post was written for Geography Directions. To read the full post, please follow the link below. Over the last couple of months, it is clear that the Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically shifted the way people perceive and use public transport. Restrictions have been enforced across the …

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Decolonial transport geographies

By Tauri Tuvikene and Wojciech Kębłowski PUTSPACE team members Tauri Tuvikene and Wojciech Kębłowski co-edited a special issue in the Journal of Transport Geography. The special issue on decolonial approaches to urban transport geographies published in a leading academic journal for transport scholars Journal of Transport Geography was driven by the desire to socialise transport …

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PUTSPACE at Unruly Landscapes (18-19 June 2020)

Written by Tauri Tuvikene and Jason Finch In June 2020, Tauri Tuvikene (Tallinn University) and Jason Finch (Åbo Akademi University) reflected on the connections of public transport and landscape at a conference on “Unruly Landscapes. Mobility, Transcience and Transformation” organised by CeMoRe at Lancaster University and the Centre for Mobility and Humanities at the University …

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Mapping public transport time-geographies in Tallinn

An intern at PUTSPACE project, Agata Mielczarek, analysed public transport and social inequalities in Tallinn.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igGR5W8hL_w&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3S-z4pIAStJvC7fYaD6PuMqauUm5AT6LLAA892IDmbbHX7MHUxPleqqqY   This video depicts public transport connectivity of the city of Tallinn: how long it takes to get to the city centre from different parts of the city? The city centre is represented in this video by Viru Centre. Of course, …

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Transport, mobility and critical urban studies

Session at RC21 Antwerp “Sensing the city”, 6–8 July 2020 Convenors:  Wojciech Kębłowski (Cosmopolis, Vrije Universiteit Brussel/Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium), wojciech.keblowski@vub.be  Tauri Tuvikene (Tallinn University, Estonia), tauri.tuvikene@tlu.ee  Silja Laine (University of Turku, Finland), silaine@utu.fi  Contemporary cities are increasingly structured by how (im)mobility is experienced, narrated and contested. And yet, urban studies—particularly those building on …

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TRAMWARM: an odd way of riding trams in Tallinn

By Aleksandra Ianchenko and Tauri Tuvikene An artist and PUTSPACE doctoral researcher Aleksandra Iachenko and PUTSPACE Project Leader Tauri Tuvikene report from a tram performance in Tallinn organised on 5 December 2019). The performance was a result of collaboration between Aleksandra from PUTSPACE project, Erki Kasemets (Polygon Theatre) and a group of Estonian Academy of …

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T²M Annual Conference

Session at the International Conference of Transport, Traffic and Mobility (T²M) Paris, 16 – 19 October 2019 “Public transport as public space”. Session convenors Tauri Tuvikene, Wojciech Kębłowski, Wladimir Sgibnev. Conference website: https://t2mparis2019.sciencesconf.org/

PUTSPACE in Estonian news (24 April 2019)

PUTSPACE Project Leader Tauri Tuvikene explaining how public transport can be public space for a major news programme by Estonian Public Broadcasting (with English subtitles).

Press release 16th April 2019

Who remembers the Turku trams? New research project investigates people’s experiences of public transport Åbo Akademi University has been awarded funding for a three-year research project that will explore people’s experiences of public transport in different European cities. “Public Transport as Public Space in European Cities: Narrating, Experiencing, Contesting” (PUTSPACE) is a major European HERA …

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