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Transient Spaces & Societies__


We do research at the intersections of digitisation, mobilities & urbanisation

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Who pays for the pandemic …. and the climate crisis?

Interviewed by the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) on the costs of the pandemic, Tabea Bork-Hüffer argues that we must not forget our other great challenges and not only financial but also social and health costs arising particularly from the climate crisis. Acting now is necessary to prevent future generations from facing untenable costs. Check the article (in German) here: Wer die Schulden der Pandemie bezahlt –


Nowhere Citizens? Uncertainty and Anxiety of Return Migrants in India

 by Sumeetha Mokkil Maruthur

Indian Migrant Worker
Covid 19 in India


Border Crossers and the Militarization of China’s Border in Times of COVID-19

by Franziska Plümmer



Our work on the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic gains interest from the media

Our research group leader Tabea Bork-Hüffer got interviewed by the
Online Magazin. You can find the interview (in German) here.


research talk Anjana Ramkumar

What Do We Do?

Digitisation, human mobilities, and urbanisation are major drivers altering spaces and societies from local to global scales. The Transient Spaces & Societies Research Group takes a critical perspective on these cross-sectional themes and scrutinises how social practices and power relations shape them.

We are an interdisciplinary team based at the Department of Geography at the University of Innsbruck.

Our Focus

Blog Posts

Digital sidewalks: using urban theory to understand technology use among migrants in Bogota

Sinop: The city that popped-up in the middle of nowhere

By Veit Badde

Blog: Transient Spaces Blog

Young adults weathering the COVID-19 pandemic: They are not a ‘lost generation’!


“In call several times per day”. How new communication tools shape the connectedness of people on the move


"The only thing that is constant is change"

→  Heraclitus, 500 B.C.

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    Research Group Transient Spaces & Societies

    Geographisches Institut Innsbruck
    Innrain 52, 6020 Innsbruck



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