LABORATORY OF CRITICAL URBANISM

founded in 2007 at the European Humanities University in Vilnius
ABOUT THE LABORATORY

Siarhei Liubimau

Co-founder and director of the Laboratory of Critical Urbanism. He holds PhD in sociology (2010, Polish Academy of Science) and works at the EHU from fall 2006. He researches, writes and thinks about various effects of relations between state border regimes, space uses and meaning making.

Benjamin Cope

Co-founder of the Laboratory of Critical Urbanism and lecturer, teaching courses on Critical Cartography, Localised Cultural Industries and Gender and Space.

Miodrag Kuč

Interdisciplinary artist and urban theorist trained as architect / urban planner in various cultural settings. His work explores the role of ephemeral structures in uncertain urban conditions and spatial appropriations of marginal social groups.

Felix Ackermann

A historian and anthropologist trained in cultural and urban studies, 2011 – 2016 DAAD assoc. professor for applied humanities at EHU. In his Vilnius research he focused on the spatial dimension of the production of knowledge in different academic disciplines dealing with urban spaces. Since 2016 research fellow at the German Historical Institute Warsaw, were he is writing a history of imprisonment in Lithuania and Poland in the period of partitions.

Iryna Lunevich

Graduate from European Humanities University with an MA in Critical Urban Studies and Maastricht University with an MA in Science and Technology Studies. In 2014-2015, she studied at Strelka Institute for Architecture, Media and Design (Moscow, Russia) where she worked on a project about sustainable food systems in urban areas. Her research interests focus on the ways smart technologies impact experience, management and governance of contemporary cities. Currently, she works as a program curator of the Moscow Urban Forum.

Maryna Taiberman

A graphic designer with experience in the field of typography, branding, digital and hand illustration, calligraphy, digital and film photography, pre-press, working in team of designers, writing briefs for projects. Another major part of her activities is scientific research (critical urban studies, visual studies, design studies, gender studies, media culture critical studies, everyday life studies), knowhow of qualitative and quantitative research, combining research results with working on visual materials.

Cross-Sectoral Urbanism

From space to actors to policy. Knowledge and action alliances for urban puzzles.

Scalar Change and Scalar Politics

Conceptual and applied work in education and research.

Knowledge Infrastructures

Reflexive take on urbanism and urban studies in knowledge making in academia and beyond.

Democratisation of Urban Development and Planning

In LCU projects and in broader public agendas.

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