Events

A series 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: Jan. 31, 2023 2:15 PM3:30 PM, Eilert Sundts hus, TBA

More information will follow soon.

Juan del Nido

Taxis vs. Uber

Time and place: Feb. 13, 2023, Domus Bibliotheca, TBA

More information will follow soon.

Dominic Power

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Time and place: Nov. 21, 2022 2:15 PM3:30 PM, Auditorium 4, Eilert Sundts hus, Moltke Moes vei 31, Blindern

Welcome to this seminar and the Cities & Society seminar series with Professor Tone Huse on colonial architecture, urban planning and temporal displacement in the Arctic. 

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Time and place: Oct. 25, 2022 9:00 AM10:30 AM, Auditorium 4, Eilert Sundts hus, Moltke Moes vei 31, Blindern

Welcome to this breakfast seminar in the Cities & Society seminar series: Fostering Sustainable Urban Futures: Building Equity into Climate Change Planning and Action, with Robin Leichenko, Professor of Geography at Rutgers University.

Coffee and light snacks will be served.

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Time and place: Oct. 11, 2022 2:15 PM3:30 PM, Auditorium 3, Eilert Sundts hus, Moltke Moes vei 31, Blindern

Social and ecological crises related to the Covid-19 pandemic and a changing climate have heightened the awareness of the entangled fates of humans and non-humans, from the individual body to the planetary scale. This awareness demands that we examine and question how humans coexist not only with nature but also with other species.

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Time and place: Sep. 20, 2022 2:15 PM3:30 PM, Seminar room 201, Harriet Holters hus, Moltke Moes vei 31, Blindern

We are pleased to welcome you to the next event in the Cities & Society seminar series: Breakthrough Communities: Sustainability and Justice in the Next American Metropolis, by Dr. Paloma Pavel.

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Time and place: June 13, 2022 2:15 PM3:30 PM, Auditorium 3, Eilert Sundts hus, Blindern

Etter en pause, ønsker vi igjen hjertelig velkommen til et arrangement i seminarserien Cities & Society. Vi har invitert to innledere som er opptatte av nabolagets betydning, men som har jobbet med dette på ulike måter.

Ingar Brattbakk, forsker ved Arbeidsforskningsinstituttet, OsloMet.
Ragnhild Augustsen, landskapsarkitekt og ansvarlig for podcasten Våre Steder.

(This seminar will be held in Norwegian only)

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Time and place: Mar. 5, 2020 8:30 AM10:00 AM, Auditorium 6, Eilert Sundts hus, Moltke Moes vei 31, Blindern

In this breakfast seminar in the Cities and Societies series, Professor Harald Rohracher from Linköping University will give a presentation based upon  material from three Swedish cities which have set up ‘smart city’ experiments and pilot projects.

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How does architecture contribute to the production of truly public spaces in the city today? What types of knowledge are needed, and are today's planning and decision-making processes suited for the design of socially inclusive public spaces in the city? Whose city is it really?

Jens Richter from Estudio Herreros will give the introductory talk to this Cities and Society seminar, followed by a panel discussion with invited architects and urban scholars.

Climate protest in the streets
Time and place: Nov. 7, 2019 12:00 PM2:00 PM, Realfagsbiblioteket

In cooperation with UiO: Energy and the Science Library, we invite you to this Cities & Society seminar, with lunch. The main speaker will be Timothy Kevin Richardson, professor in urban planning at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences.

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Time and place: Oct. 14, 2019 2:15 PM3:30 PM, Harriet Holters hus, rom 201, Blindern, Universitetet i Oslo

 Welcome to the next seminar in the series Cities & Society. Christian Schmid from ETH Zürich / Future Cities Laboratory Singapore will present first results of the research project “Territories of Extended Urbanization” that explores and analyses a range of very different case studies across the globe.         

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Time and place: June 13, 2019 2:15 PM3:30 PM, Aud. 5, Eilert Sundts Hus

Welcome to the next event of the Cities & Society seminar series: The Slow Violence of Displacement on the Gentrification Frontier by Phil Hubbard, Professor of Urban Studies, King's College London.

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?

Time and place: Dec. 13, 2018 2:15 PM3:30 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 PM3:30 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 PM3:30 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 PM3:30 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 PM3:30 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 PM3:30 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 PM3:30 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 AM10:30 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 PM4:30 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 PM4:00 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.

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Time and place: Sep. 15, 2017 9:00 AM10:30 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.