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Lecture Series Interdisciplinary Urban Research

In the summer semester, methodologies and research methods are the focus of the lecture series.

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Researching the city, researching in the city, understanding the city, analysing it and making connections: Many disciplines are dedicated to the city, sometimes with different research perspectives.

In urban and spatial sociology, human and social geography, urban studies, ethnology, urban and spatial planning, economics and political sciences as well as social work, "the city" or certain phenomena in the city are researched. In addition to various disciplinary approaches, this is increasingly taking place in an interdisciplinary manner. But also transdisciplinary, in cooperation with actors from civil society, the economy and spatial politics and administration.

The lecture series will allow students from different fields of study to look "beyond their own disciplinary and scientific horizons" and to get to know different approaches and research methods of urban research. The lecture series will cover comparative, quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods, artistic and participatory approaches. A wide variety of approaches and research methods will be addressed using different examples from the research or planning practice of the invited experts.

The lectures offer an opportunity to follow up on the lecture series of the same name in the winter semester 2019/20 and summer semester 2021, this time exploring methodologies and research methods for recording and understanding urban phenomena and spatial issues. The lecturers with different disciplinary and institutional backgrounds are active in the network of the Urban Research Section of the Austrian Sociological Association and/or renowned experts in the field of urban and spatial research.

Time: Tuesday, 17:30 - 19:00, weekly from 07.03. to 22.06.2023

Place: TU Wien, Gußhausstraße 25, Lecture Hall EI4

Registration for the course takes place via TISS, opens an external URL in a new window.

Organisation: Michael Friesenecker, Alexander Hamedinger, Raphaela Kogler

  • 07.03.2023: Michael Friesenecker (Uni Wien & BOKU Wien), Alexander Hamedinger (TU Wien, Research Unit Sociology Soziologie) and Raphaela Kogler (Uni Wien):Interdisziplinäre Stadtforschung: Einführendes zu Methoden der Stadtforschung
  • 14.03.2023: Selim Banabak (TU Wien, SRF): Ökonometrische Methoden in der Stadtforschung
  • 21.03.2023: Yuri Kazepov (Uni Wien): Space as an analytical perspective: how to analyse urban social policies in Europe comparatively
  • 28.03.2023: Anna Kajosaari (ÖAW, ISR): Digital participatory mapping methods in urban planning and research
  • 18.04.2023: Michael Friesenecker(Uni Wien & BOKU Wien): Indexbildung & Kartierung als sozialräumliche Analysemethode in der Stadtforschung
  • 25.04.2023: Katharina Resch (Uni Wien, BiWi): Mobile Methods im Sozialraum.Walking interviews mit Älteren
  • 02.05.2023: Georg Wolfmay and Ana Rogojanu (Uni Wien, Institut für Europäische Ethnologie): Methoden der ethnographischen Stadtforschung
  • 09.05.2023: Andreas Eberth (Uni Gießen/ Uni Passau: Methoden der visuellen Stadtforschung: Urbane Räume erforschen mittels reflexiver Fotografie - Beispiele aus den Slums von Nairobi, Kenia
  • 16.05.2023: Philipp Schnell (Independent Urban Researcher) and Xian Zheng (University of Arts Linz): Arts-based research and visual approaches to urban studies with special focus on drawing
  • 23.05.2023: Alexander Hamedinger (TU Wien, Research Unit Sociology): Transformation durch Partizipation? Ansätze, Möglichkeiten und Wirklichkeiten von partizipativen Methoden der Stadtforschung am Beispiel der Urban Living Labs
  • 06.06.2023: to be updated
  • 13.06.2023: Martina Schorn (ÖAW, ISR): Mixed Methods:Grundlagen und Anwendungsbeispiele aus der Stadtforschung
  • 20.06.2023: Podium discussion with Alexander Hamedinger, Michael Friesenecker and with the speakers: Methodenpluralismus in der Stadtforschung?
  • 27.06.2023: Lecture Exame: Take Home Exame