Pinterest® – thinking in terms of the imaginary as a concept

Click through the webpage. To what extent does Pinterest® produce urbanity in the sense of the imaginary?

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2:30

Urbanism, social space and the “poor doors”

From the phenomenon of “poor doors” to research on planning practices. An excerpt from a conversation with Yuca Meubrink about her research on housing programs in New York City and London.

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Laura Kemmer

Laura Kammer holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Hamburg and completed her Master’s degree in International Relations in Berlin in 2013. She is currently working on her doctoral thesis (PhD) in the field of urban studies at the TU Berlin on “Bonding: The emergence of new collectives around an absent tram in Rio de Janeiro”.

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2:39

Urbanity, the imaginary and the internet

How has the internet changed rap music in Marseilles? And how has the internet changed how we perceive cities? An excerpt from a conversation with Daniel Tödt about the imaginary of urbanism and his research on rap music in Marseille.

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Imprint

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Urbanity as urban assemblage – in search of connections and promises

An attempt to visually summarise some aspects of urban assemblage research. This graphic recording was created during a lecture by Laura Kemmer and Alexa Färber on research with the assemblage approach in the summer of 2016.

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Tweeting is a digital practice that has the potential to produce/contribute to producing urbanity, since …

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Three ways of thinking about urban culture

An attempt to visually bring together three different ways of thinking about urban culture – based on the essay “Stadtkultur” (“Urban Culture”) by Rolf Lindner.

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0:55

Assemblage and urban research

Why does the assemblage concept perspective especially suit urban research? In conversation with Laura Kemmer about assemblage and her research on the Bonde tram in Rio de Janeiro.

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Which aspects are emphasised by the concept of urbanity as social space?

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Which aspects are emphasised by the concept of urbanity as assemblage?

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Facebook® – thinking in terms of social space as a concept

Click through the page. How does Facebook® produce urbanity in the sense of the concept of social space?

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Sharon Zukin

Sharon Zukin is a professor of sociology who specializes in modern urban life.

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To what extent can the internet or individual digital services be of help to you when researching the imaginaries of a city?

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1:43

Urbanism, assemblage and conflicts

What potential does the assemblage perspective hold for thinking about urban conflicts? In conversation with Laura Kemmer about assemblage and her research on the Bonde tram in Rio de Janeiro.

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Pinterest® is a digital service that has the potential to produce/contribute to producing urbanity in the sense of the imaginary of the city, since …

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1:58

Urbanity, the imaginary and IAM

How did the hip-hop group IAM shape imaginary Marseilles? An excerpt from a conversation with Daniel Tödt about the imaginary of the city and his research on rap music in Marseille.

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Yelp® – thinking in terms of social space as a concept

Click through the page. How does Yelp® produce urbanity in the sense of the concept of social space?

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2:16

Urbanism, social space and the internet

Have digitisation and the internet changed struggles for housing in New York and London? An excerpt from a conversation with Yuca Meubrink about her research on housing programs in New York City and London.

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0:33

Urbanism and social space

What is social space and how can you research this concept? An excerpt from a conversation with Yuca Meubrink about her research on housing programs in New York City and London.

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“City Data Forum” – thinking in terms of social space as a concept

Click through the webpage. To what extent does the “City Data Forum” produce urbanity in the sense of the concept of social space?

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efoto® with the concept of imaginary thought

Click your way through the webpages. To what extent does efoto® produce urbanism in the sense of the imaginary?

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“Getty Images” – thinking in terms of the imaginary as a concept

Click through the webpage. To what extent does “Getty Images” produce urbanity in the sense of the imaginary?

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1:16

Urbanity, assemblage and smart cities

Can digital practices be analysed using the assemblage approach? In conversation with Laura Kemmer about assemblage and her research on the Bonde tram in Rio de Janeiro.

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How is your perception of ​​a city influenced by the internet, for example before going on a trip to a city? Pick a city and simulate the situation on the basis of the example city: what images do you encounter on websites for air or rail transport, for example? What information do you otherwise obtain when planning a trip? Reflect on the process which meets, expands and changes your expectations.

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“metcouncilonhousing.org” – thinking in terms of social space as a concept

Click through the webpage. To what extent does “metcouncilonhousing.org” produce urbanity in the sense of the concept of social space?

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0:57

Urbanism, social space and critical urban research

How does critical urban research investigate urbanism? In conversation with Yuca Meubrink about her research on housing programs in New York City and London.

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Upload rules and terms of use

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Craigslist® – thinking in terms of social space as a concept

Click through the webpage. To what extent does Craigslist® produce urbanity in the sense of the concept of social space?

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Bibliography: Urban imaginary

“Although urban communities of a different nature may occur within the matrix of one society, often one pattern is so dominant that it becomes the sole source of urban imagery within a cultural tradition.” (Hannerz 1980: 307)   AMIN, ASH/ THRIFT, NIGEL (2002): Cities. Reimagining the Urban. Oxford. BERKING, HELMUTH/ LÖW, MARTINA (2008): Die Eigenlogik der Städte. Neue

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3:38

The imaginary of the city

How a hip-hop group influences thinking about Marseilles.

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Google Maps and local guides

Google Maps, online service of mapping, asks for people’s participation to comment, share, correct and add information concerning their maps and the places located on them. But it is more than another Yelp in terms of its impact on the cities’ image.

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Twitter® and thinking about the assemblage concept

Click through the webpage. To what extent does “Twitter” produce urbanity in the sense of urban assemblage?

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Kiosk

“A kiosk is a point of sale of food and drinks for short-term needs, which are then consumed outside the kiosk” – states the trade licensing office, but kiosks are much more than this. They offer opportunities to participate in urban culture in very different ways. People browse through magazines, watch life on the street or socialise. Kiosks are meeting places, places for

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1:53

Urbanism, the imaginary and working with concepts

To what extent does the concept of the imaginary help us understand urbanity? An excerpt from a conversation with Daniel Tödt about the imaginary of the city and his research on rap music in Marseille.

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Digital practices

When invited to an event like a demonstration via Facebook®, the direct impact of digital practices on urban space is clear: People know where they can gather and may also do this. But even the way photos and pictures are dealt with on the internet has an impact on non-digital urban space. For example, online platforms of photo communities or image search engines such as Pinterest® can

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When I research urban phenomena with the concept of urbanity as an assemblage, I emphasise social relationships as …

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3:27

Urban Assemblage

How research on a tram in Rio de Janeiro contributes to the understanding of urbanity.

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1:06

Urbanity, the imaginary and rap in Marseille

Exploring urban imaginary – how can this be achieved? An excerpt from a conversation with Daniel Tödt about the imaginary of the city and his research on rap music in Marseille.

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Bibliography: The concept of urbanism as social space

“I am primarily concerned with how capitalism creates a physical landscape of roads, houses, factories, schools, shops, and so forth in its own image and what the contradictions are that arise out of such a process of producing space.” (Harvey 1985: xv)   BOURDIEU, PIERRE (1998): Ortseffekte. In: Kirchberg, Volker/ Göschel, Albrecht (Hg.): Kultur in der Stadt. Stadtsozi

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Urbanism as a field with which to research societal issues

An attempt to visually summarise some aspects of the concept of urbanism as a social space. This graphic recording was created after discussions with Yuca Meubrink about her research on housing programs in New York City and London.

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Consider the impact Twitter or the character hashtag (#) have on the localisation of urban affairs. Is there a topic or debate to which you yourself have contributed? To what extent were you involved, what connection did you have to the event?

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Youtube – Authenticity in place branding

Traditionally, place marketing campaigns can be described using a linear model of communication, in which a source is delivering a message to a receiver. However, the unique characteristics of the social media turn web users from passive audience into active participants. YouTube is one example of a social media that is turning into a marketing communications tool and plays a role in pla

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Make a record of an uninterrupted 3-hour period in your daily routine and highlight all the digital practices involved. Answer the following questions: To what extent do these practices produce urbanity as a social space? Which digital practices did you use to participate in group processes? What classifications and distinctions did you make digitally and to what extent do they relate to urbanity as a social space?

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Help

This website brings together very different materials such as bibliographies, wiki articles, explanatory films, interview extracts as sound documents, directly linked websites and much more. These materials invite you to get acquainted with urban cultural studies and the reflection of (one’s own) digital practices and the contribution they make to the production of urbanism. By clickin

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4:12

Urbanity as a social space

How the “poor doors” phenomenon stimulates research on today’s planning practices.

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1:44

Urbanity, assemblage and the footstep of a tram

Why did you choose the assemblage approach for your research? In conversation with Laura Kemmer about assemblage and her research on the Bonde tram in Rio de Janeiro.

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When I research urban phenomena with the concept of urbanity as an assemblage, I emphasise social relationships as …

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Instagram® – thinking in terms of assemblage as a concept

Click through the webpage. To what extent does Instagram® produce urbanity in the sense of assemblage?

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Facebook® – thinking in terms of social space as a concept

Click through the page. How does Facebook® produce urbanity in the sense of the concept of social space?

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How can you work with cultural studies concepts?

In cultural studies, concepts serve to look at phenomena of everyday (urban) life from a certain perspective. This is an attempt to understand the particular dynamics and quality of these phenomena. These concepts do not comprehensively explain the urban world but provide systematic ways of thinking to interpret the real world in an argumentative way. Often not only one concept, but the

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How fictional is urbanity? #theImaginary Who owns the city? #SocialSpace How urban is a city? #Assemblage Do cities have characters? #theImaginary What kind of borders do cities have? #SocialSpace Where does the city end? #Assemblage How do cities sound like? #theImaginary Are all urban citizens equal? #SocialSpace