Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Institut für Europäische Ethnologie

Stadtlabor for Multimodal Anthropology

The Stadtlabor is a forum for academic and non-academic researchers interested in practices, promises, processes and problems of city-making.  We are interested in developing ‘an anthropology of urbanism’, paying particular attention not only to the modern urban design discipline and its role in governmental formations, but also to insurgent, everyday and more-than-human ways in which cities are being re-designed and re-made.

Our starting point is that such research is best approached collaboratively and multimodally, through forms and formats that engage and animate the full range of urban sensoria. The Stadtlabor is thus also a space for experimenting with methods and material productions that might allow us to grasp, reflect and intervene in processes of city-making.  Accordingly, the Stadtlabor functions – at times – as a workshop or a studio, where more-than-textual projects are developed in relationship with diverse urban actors.


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