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About this Blog

The Transient Spaces Blog is a scientific research blog focusing on cross-sectional issues of digitisation, mobilities and urbanisation from an interdisciplinary perspective. It has been established by the Research Group “Transient Spaces & Societies” at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. Our main goal is to give authors the opportunity to communicate central facets of their research in a short and concise format that is comprehensible for and relevant to a wide audience ranging from the research community and the public to various stakeholders in the fields addressed. This blog is also open for contributions that give valuable insights into recent developments as well as usually undisclosed processes behind research results – e.g., the obstacles faced while doing research, background information nourishing scientific publications, the human side of scientific research, or the everyday difficulties of navigating through demanding research fields. The blog is therefore a science communication tool to bring research closer to society.

How to contribute

We invite scholars, stakeholders and student researchers from various perspectives, diverse identities and backgrounds working on (one of) the cross-sectional fields of urbanisation, digitisation and mobilities to contribute blog entries. We publish blog entries of various media formats (textual, visual, aural) and are open for innovative formats.

All our blog entries will be published under a Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license. Therefore, you are allowed to share and adapt this blog’s content, if you give attribution, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made (

A research blog with DOI

All blog entries will be given a DOI (digital object identifier), which makes them citable.

With this Blog we further want to contribute to the global debate on sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Therefore we encourage each author to refer to one or more of the SDGs.

The Transient Spaces Blog is primarily an English-language research blog. In justified cases, we make exceptions to this rule for the sake of inclusivity. As a scientific research blog the Transient Spaces Blog is compliant with standards in research ethics and therefore, each blog entry is expected to meet these conditions. In line, each blog entry and the underlying research are expected to be in compliance with scientific codes of conduct such as Good Scientific Practice (e.g. DFG or FWF). If authors refer to their research data in their blog entry, they will have to make sure that this data is managed in compliance with respective standards such as DFG’s principles of handling research data  or the FWF’s guidelines for research data management respectively.

If you wish to make a contribution to this blog, please read our brief guide on how to write blog post and get in touch with us by shortly describing your blog post idea.


The opinions expressed on this research blog are strictly those of the authors, and should not be construed as the opinion or policy of the Research Group Transient Spaces & Societies or their representatives. Transient Spaces & Societies is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by authors of the Transient Spaces Blog.


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