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A research BLOG on Urbanisation, Mobilities and Digitisation from an interdisciplinary perspective

/Transient Spaces Blog_

 

A research BLOG on Urbanisation, Mobilities and Digitisation from an interdisciplinary perspective

/Transient Spaces Blog_

 

A research BLOG on Urbanisation, Mobilities and Digitisation from an interdisciplinary perspective

Yunnan Border

#Mobilities

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

Political reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic brought global mobility to a halt. The resulting social consequences only become clear over time. The case of China shows how profoundly border regimes have changed.

Franziska Plümmer

Social Scientist, University of Vienna

Indian Migrant Worker

#Mobilities

Nowhere Citizens? Uncertainty and Anxiety of Return Migrants in India

I saw so many people migrate to the Gulf countries and how they created a new world for themselves and their dependents. For most of them migration was their alleged route to paradise. But then COVID19 happened.

Sumeetha Mokkil Maruthur

Economist, Christ University, Bangalore

Covid 19 in India

#Urbanisation

Survival infrastructures under COVID-19

I grew up hearing stories of Calcutta during the Bengal Famine of 1943 from my grandmother. The famine was an artificially created disaster under the watchful eyes of the British colonial government who denied Indian farmers access to food

Ayona Datta

Geographer , University College London (UCL)

#Digitisation

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

This blog post deals with the question of how access to digital technologies for urban migrants changes over time. With surprising results.

Charles Martin-Shields

Political Scientist, German Development Institute

#Scicomm

How to write a great blog post on your research topic? A brief  guide in 9 steps.

Writing a blog post is not rocket science. The only thing you have to do is to sit down, put your computer and mobile phone on silent mode and within 45 minutes you will have a great blog post ready.

Simon A. Peth

Geographer, University of Innsbruck

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#Urbanisation

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

In Europe we know above all cities that have developed over centuries. But there are also cities that have been built in a very short period of time. In this blog post Veit Badde gives us an example from Brazil.

Veit Badde

Geographer, University of Innsbruck

#Digitisation & COVID19

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

In this blog our authors discuss the notions of “lost generation” and “generation corona” and argue why such labels curtail the complex realities of the young generations.

Tabea Bork-Hüffer

Geographer, University of Innsbruck

Katja Kaufmann

Communication Scientist, University of Innsbruck

#Mobilities

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

This blog gives an illustrative insight into how the lives of migrant workers in Singapore have been changed through the internet and smartphones.

Simon A. Peth

Geographer, University of Innsbruck

#Mobilities

Digital technology in the daily lives of urban refugees

This contribution illustrates how digitalisation presents new opportunities for urban refugees in Kuala Lumpur, however, with an interesting twist.

Charles Martin-Shields

Political Scientist, German Development Institute

Katrina Munir-Asen

Consultant , Lighthouse Partnership

#Digitisation

Why does a geographical perspective on Open Access matter?

In this blog post Christoph Schimmel talks about social and geographical inequalities in the current Open Access system. Learn more …

Christoph Schimmel

Geographer, University of Innsbruck

#Lecture

Transient cities and societies (Inaugural lecture)

In her inaugural lecture (in German), Professor Tabea Bork-Hüffer described the increasing dynamics in which spaces and societies change in the context of urbanisation and digitisation.

Tabea Bork-Hüffer

Geographer, University of Innsbruck

#Digitisation

cON/FFlating spaces: on the intersections and conflation of our ONline and OFFline worlds

In her latest blog post, Tabea Bork-Hüffer claims that we need more research and method(ologie)s that look into the intersections and interdependence of ONline and OFFline spaces. Today, we cannot understand these spheres as detached from each other but as conflating   cON/FFlating  spaces.

Tabea Bork-Hüffer

Geographer, University of Innsbruck

#Urbanisation

Migrants turn cities at the crossroads into “Transient Urban Spaces”

Transient urban spaces are translocal in the sense that they transcend the physical and administrative boundaries of one specific city, but rather connect different, sometimes distant, physical places through interactions, flows, and imaginaries. In this post Benjamin Etzold writes about the relations between migration, translocality, and urban transformations.

Benjamin Etzold

Geographer, Bonn International Center for Conversion

#Digitisation

Tiroler Schüler*innen von (Cyber-)Mobbing massiv betroffen. Was können Lehrer*innen und Eltern tun?

In diesem Blog beleuchtet Belinda Mahlknecht wie im Zeitalter der Digitalisierung und Social Media (Cyber-)Mobbing ein immer größeres Problem wird und was man dagegen tun kann.

Belinda Mahlknecht

Geographer, University of Innsbruck

#Mobilities

What is translocality?

This blog post deals with the term translocality. What is behind this concept, which is gaining importance in geography and migration research? Learn more …

Simon A. Peth

Geographer, University of Innsbruck

#Digitisation

Mehr Nachhaltigkeit trotz oder wegen der Digitalisierung? Erkenntnisse des WBGU-Gutachtens "Unsere gemeinsame digitale Zukunft"

by Martina Fromhold-Eisebith

Sustainability through or despite of digitalisation?

This audio blog (in German) features a research talk of Prof. Dr. Martina Fromhold-Eisebith who is a member of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU), which recently released its flagship report on digitisation and sustainability.

Martina Fromhold-Eisebith

Geographer, University of Aachen (RWTH)

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