Track 1

Track 1 – Methodological approaches to the moving city
Lígia Ferro (CIES, ISCTE-IUL, IS-UP) and João Teixeira Lopes (IS-UP)

Urban studies are based on multiple theories and methodologies and result from shared objects of study by a diversity of areas of knowledge. In this context of interdisciplinarity we dare urban sociologists and other social scientists studying contemporary cities to think about the possibilities of crossing knowledge and scales of analysis when approaching urban life. How can different methodological approaches contribute to understand “the urban”? What are the main theoretical, epistemological and ethical challenges when we work on an interdisciplinary background to study the city? Can we really separate theory and methodology when analysing urban life? We invite colleagues working on multiple objects and backgrounds to discuss these and other questions starting from their concrete investigations.

Track 1.1 Urban Ethnography in the Moving City: Urban Experience and mental mapping (Session 1) (room 60)

Chair: Ayo Mansaray (University of East London)
Natalia Martini: A qualitative approach to the multidimensional urban experience.
Lígia Ferro: What room for urban ethnography in the moving city? Approaching the complexity of urban life.
Joan J. Pujadas & Gaspar Maza Gutierrez: Daily mobility and urban sprawl: ethnography on / of the Metropolitan Region of Barcelona (RMB).
Hamutal Jaffe-Dax: Interpretations of Cities: Sketch Maps and Mental Mapping of Jerusalem/Al-Quds.

Track 1.2 Innovative methods to approach the moving city I (Session 2) (room 60)

Chair: Gaspar Maza (Universitat Rovira i Virgili)
Marta Smagacz-Poziemska: The case study approach in the research on the mechanisms of the establishment and reproduction of the urban territorial communities.
Valeria Yarad Jeada: City like a showfront by a big brands. Conversion to public in private space.   Peter Nientied, Banashree Bannerjee: A multi-metaphor approach to reading the city – a crossover                                                 

Track 1.3 Innovative methods to approach the Moving City II (Session 3) (room 60)

Chair: Ligia Ferro (Universidade do Porto; ISCTE-IUL)
Agata Lisiak: Visualizing Diversity and Mapping the Everyday in the City: Making Use of Visual Field Notes and Private Photo Archives
Deirdre Sneep & Borgmann, Katharina: Innovative methods and new technology in urban search an interdisciplinary reflection on the ‘action camera’ – approach
Rodrigo Nicolau Almeida: Down in the Dark: Preliminary Notes of a Sociology of Light.

Track 1.4 from the peripheries to the Moving City (Session 4) (room 60)

Chair: Karol Kurnicki (IS-JU)
Laura Bovone: Cultural capital and creolisation: a perspective for Milan peripheral quarters.
Cecília Peixoto Carvalho: UNPLANNED SITUATED REACTIONS. Participatory intervention through design in a peripheral urban community
Ewa Zielinska, Anna Wilczynska & Wojciech Matejko: Approaching alternative communities. Transdisciplinary view on urban development

Track 1.5 Urban planning: challenges and strategies of approach (Session 5) (room 60)

Chair: Laura Bovone (Universitá Cattolica del Sacro Cuore – Milano)

Verónica Sánchez Carrera: Urban planning begins now.
Tomasz Herudziński: The Future of the Industrial City – the role and importance of diagnostic studies.          
Bozhidar Ivanov: Abandoned industrial zones in post-socialist Sofia. 

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