Inaugural lecture: Transient cities and societies

Prof. Tabea Bork-Hüffer

Geographer, University of Innsbruck

09. Oct.



Key Words:

transient urbanism
digital geographies
place making

In her inaugural lecture (in German), Professor Tabea Bork-Hüffer described the increasing dynamics with which spaces and societies change in the context of urbanisation and digitisation. Nowadays, transient spaces and societies are the norm, says the geographer, who gave her inaugural lecture at the University of Innsbruck on 9 October 2019.

Bork-Hüffer transferred from the National University of Singapore to the University of Innsbruck in 2017 as an interim professor and eventually was appointed as Full Professor in 2018. In the meantime, she established her Research Group Transient Spaces and Societies, which collaboratively works on theoretical advances and methodological innovation for researching the intersections of urbanisation, mobilities and digitisation. In this video blog featuring her inaugural lecture you can learn more about the topics Tabea Bork-Hüffer and her research Group are working on (in German). 


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Tabea Bork-Hüffer is a human geographer working on questions of how practices and power relations shape spaces, cities and societies, especially in relation to three interconnected processes: urbanisation, mobilities and digitisation. Throughout the last 15 years Tabea Bork-Hüffer has worked on particularly quickly changing regions, urban and cON/FFlating spaces in Southeast and East Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, China) as well as Central Europe (Austria, Germany). Her work as geographer is characterised by an interdisciplinary outreach and a focus on cross-sectional topics.


Prof. Tabea Bork-Hüffer

Geographer, University of Innsbruck

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