Research Group

/Transient Spaces & Societies_

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


News & Blogs

research talk Anjana Ramkumar


Fast Urbanism: Between Speed, Time and Urban Futures

This blog post by Ayona Datta looks at temporalities and urban future making in India

by Prof.  Ayona Datta


Nowhere Citizens? Uncertainty and Anxiety of Return Migrants in India

 by Sumeetha Mokkil Maruthur

Indian Migrant Worker

Survival infrastructures under COVID-19

by Ayona Datta

Covid 19 in India

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

Read the latest blog post on how profoundly border regimes in China have changed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

by Franziska Plümmer

Yunnan Border

What Do We Do?

Urbanisation, human mobilities, and digitisation 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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