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Public Transport and Literature in Tallinn

Elle-Mari Talivee, PhD, is Senior Researcher and Head of the Museum Department at the Under and Tuglas Literature Centre of the Estonian Academy of Sciences in Tallinn. Here, she writes about her experiences as a PUTSPACE visiting fellow in the department of English Language and Literature at Åbo Akademi University. The article was written in …

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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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LINES – Moving with stories of public transport in Turku. A GeoGraphic narrative.

Stories have always been an effective tool to stimulate memories, emotions and opinions to emerge, and they have been recently recognized not simply as objects of research but also as valuable methods to do innovative research in contemporary urban contexts. This creative research is realised by Giada Peterle, a cultural geographer and Lecturer in Literary …

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GeoGraphic narratives of public transport lines

Giada Peterle DiSSGeA, Università degli Studi di Padova, giada.peterle@gmail.com, www.narrativegeographies.com GeoGraphic narratives of public transport lines: doing fieldwork and drawing comics in the city of Turku As an Italian cultural geographer with a background in literary studies, my research is mainly focused on narrative geographies: these are the stories embedded in places and spaces, of …

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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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The Uniquely “Urban” Coastal Tram – Kusttram

By Aleksandra Ianchenko (with contributions from Louise Sträuli and Tauri Tuvikene) If we start thinking about trams, the following range of images will, perhaps, appear in our mind: The night street with the illuminated tram in the middle, a vintage tramcar running through the city, passing by old buildings with decorated facades or, finally, the …

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Public Transport as Public Space at the T2M Conference, Paris, 18 October 2019

Blogpost by Tauri Tuvikene “Public transport as public space” was a triple session held on Friday 18 October 2019 at the International Association of the History of Traffic, Transport and Mobility (T2M) conference in Paris (which ran from 16 to 19 October), put together by Tauri Tuvikene, Wojciech Kębłowski and Wladimir Sgibnev. The total of eleven …

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Kicking off the work: Meeting and presentations in Tallinn, 26-27 May 2019

The core PUTSPACE research team met up in Tallinn on the evening of 26 May. On the morning of 27 May members of the project team presented the project overall and the work packages within it to an audience of researchers and practitioners largely based in Estonia. Three Associated Partners (APs) on the project were …

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Heritage trams out and about in Brussels and Leipzig

Project PUTSPACE officially began on 1 May 2019. On the same day, but actually in celebration of 150 years of tramways in the city, thousands of people attended a parade in Brussels, where all generations of rolling stock rode near the King’s palace. Older vehicles came from Brussels’s tram museum. Slightly earlier, in Leipzig, an …

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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).