Events

A serie of monthly research seminars centered on the broad question on how we, as urban geographers and sociologists, can best contribute to the debates around the contemporary relationship between cities and social change.

Upcoming

Time and place: June 3, 2019 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM, Auditorium 5, Eilert Sundst hus, Moltke Moes vei 31, Blindern, University of Oslo

We are pleased to invite you to this Cities & Society seminar.

Karen A. Franck, Professor in the College of Architecture and Design at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, is visiting Cities and Society.  She will give a talk titled: Is This Space Public? How Do You Know?

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Time and place: Dec. 13, 2018 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM, Auditorium 5, Eilert Sundts hus

We are pleased to invite you to the next Cities & Society seminar.

Kurt Iveson, Associate Professor of Urban Geography at the University of Sydney, will present Crowds, clouds and ‘accumulation by datafication’: further adventures in the commodification of everyday urban life.

Plus panel discussion: See below for details

Time and place: Nov. 27, 2018 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM, Auditorium 4, Eilert Sundts hus

We are pleased to invite you to this Cities & Society seminar.

Håvard Haarstad, Professor of human geography and Director for the Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation at the University of Bergen will present "Urban sustainability and the problem of the built environment: reworking Forus Industrial Park"

Time and place: Nov. 15, 2018 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM, Auditorium 5, Eilert Sundts hus

We are pleased to invite you to the next event of the Cities & Society seminar series on Thursday, week 46.

Professor Brett Christophers of the Department of Social and Economic Geography, Uppsala University, will present "Putting financialisation in its financial context: transformations in local government-led urban development in post-financial crisis England"

Time and place: Sep. 10, 2018 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM, Undervisningsrom 1, Georg Sverdrups hus

We are pleased to invite you to the next event of the Cities & Society seminar series this upcoming Monday.

Professor Monika Buscher (Lancaster University, Dept. Sociology) will present "About Time: Changing mobilities and creative urbanism".

Time and place: May 24, 2018 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM, Aud.5, Eilert Sundts house

We are pleased to invite you to the next event of the Cities & Society seminar series: Towards a Global Urban Geopolitics - Bringing Geopolitics into the Mainstream of Comparative Urban Studies by Dr. Jonathan Rokem.

Time and place: Feb. 26, 2018 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM, Aud.5, Eilert Sundts House, UiO

We are pleased to invite you to a collaboration event between UiO:Energy and Cities and Socity: Climate and energy justice: Foregrounding space and place by professor Stefan Bouzarovski.

Time and place: Dec. 7, 2017 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM, Aud.4, Eilert Sundts Hus

We are pleased to invite you to the next event of the Cities & Society seminar series: Revolting New York: How 400 Years of Riot, Rebellion, Uprising, and Revolution Have Shaped a City by Don Mitchell.

Time and place: Nov. 23, 2017 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM, Aud. 6 Eilert Sundts Hus

We are pleased to invite you to the next event of the Cities & Society seminar series: When Public Spaces are Also Private by Karen Franck from New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Time and place: Oct. 23, 2017 2:15 PM - 4:30 PM, Aud.4, Eilert Sundts Hus

Welcome to a session with lectures by Loretta Lees from University of Leichester and Kim Dovey from University of Melbourne, followed by a panel discussion.

Time and place: Oct. 10, 2017 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Aud.3, Eilert Sundts House

We are pleased to invite you to the next event of the Cities & Society seminar series: Debating Global Urbanisms: Beyond the Binaries in Comparative Urban Politics by Jennifer Robinson.

professor alan mabin
Time and place: Sep. 15, 2017 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM, Auditorium 5, Eilert Sundts Hus, University of Oslo (Blindern Campus)

We are pleased to invite you to the next event of the Cities & Society seminar series: What Need for Southern Theory of Cities? by Alan Mabin.

Portrait Martin Dijst
Time and place: May 29, 2017 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM, Auditorium 4, Eilert Sundts hus, Blindern

We are pleased to invite you to the next event of the Cities & Society seminar series: Pathways to Healthy Urban Living by professor Martin Dijst.

Time and place: Mar. 16, 2017 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM, Auditorium 4, Eilert Sundts Hus, University of Oslo (Bindern Campus)

We are pleased to invite you to the next event of the Cities & Society seminar series.

The Extraordinary Rendition of Circulations: grounding dispossession in the mega-event accumulation regime. By Christopher Gaffney

Breakfast is served from 09:00

Portrait, Dr. Mattias Bernt
Time and place: Nov. 14, 2016 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM, Aud. 4, Eilert Sundts hus, A-block

ISS welcomes Matthias Bernt, Senior Researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space.

Time and place: Aug. 22, 2016 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM, Auditorium 5, Eilert Sundts Hus, University of Oslo (Bindern Campus)

Rodrigo Firmino is an Associate Professor in Urban Management at the Pontifical Catholic University (PUCPR) in Curitiba, Brazil, and a CNPq (Brazil’s National Council for Scientific and Technological Development) Research Fellow. "Besides the hype and enthusiasm surrounding the possibilities of an increasing capacity for central control of the urban environment justified by the dream of smart urbanism, the city is also made up of a series of scattered networks of technologies and practices."

Time and place: June 8, 2016 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM, Eilert Sundts hus, A-blokka: Auditorium 4

Simin Davoudi, Professor of Environmental Policy & Planning at School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, and Associate Director of the Institute for Sustainability at Newcastle University will critically review different methodologies that have been employed to define the city-region before focusing on the prevailing conception of the city-region as a functional economic space and the dominant top-down methodology which is used for defining its boundaries.

Time and place: Apr. 14, 2016 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM, Auditorium 4, Eilert Sundts hus

Martin Zebracki – Reconfiguring the City through Digital Practices: User-Created Contents and Conflicts in Public Art Engagements.

Digital (mobile) technologies pose new challenges to understanding the city and making sense of virtual urban life. Zebracki will present a study on digitally mediated engagement with the urban public, and discuss the conceptual and methodological implications to wider research on the digital urban condition.

Andy Merrifield
Time and place: Mar. 14, 2016 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM, Auditorium 4, Eilert Sundts Hus

As the inaugural speaker of the Cities and Society seminar series, we are excited to present urban scholar Andy Merrifield.