Fredrik Bajers Vej 5
P.O. Box 159 DK-9100 Aalborg
Phone: +45 9940 9940
29.08.2018 kl. 10.00 - 30.08.2018 kl. 18.00
More info will follow
06.04.2018 at 00.00 PM - 06.04.2018 at 01.00 PM
This presentation is based on a pilot study done in November 2017 in the metro of Copenhagen, focusing on Nørreport station – the busiest of all metro stations. The aim was first and foremost to test a methodological setup where the use of new technologies (thermal cameras and eye-tracking glasses) was combined with more traditional methods to study situations and interactions in urban spaces (observations and interviews). This talk will present results and insights from the study, primarily in relation to capacity issues in the metro – but also invite reflections on the methodology and further empirical studies in the metro.
24.05.2018 at 00.00 PM - 24.05.2018 at 01.00 PM
In 2018, a driverless bus will be implemented in the suburb of Aalborg East. The bus will run a 2.1 km long test path on Astrupstien, a path for bicyclists and pedestrians. The new technology is implemented in order to help mobilize citizens and users, both internally in the district and between the district and the rest of Aalborg, and it is one substantial outcome of an ongoing extensive trans-formation process of the functionalist suburb. We will conduct an evaluation of the implementation. The evaluation focuses on how the new infrastructure will become part of the existing urban area and everyday lives in the suburb. The evaluation includes primarily qualitative evaluations of the assemblage of people, city and technology, as well as aspects safety and ownership. In the BB-seminar, we will present the evaluation project, the activities done so far, and invite a discussion about its research design, methods, findings and possible output.
12.06.2018 at 00.00 PM - 12.06.2018 at 01.00 PM
This presentation is a celebration of sorts. The Center for Mobilities and Urban Studies (C-MUS) was established at Aalborg University in 2008. The 10th Year Anniversary conference to be held in August 2018 is a testament to this. It is not too much to say that during this decade C-MUS has grown to become an internationally well-recognized research center under the heading of the ‘new Mobilities turn’. However, a research center also need a daily life of mundane (but important) practices. This presentation takes you through the BB programs since the very first in the spring of 2009. Along the road, the presenter has not only insisted on keeping the BB series alive as an important institution in C-MUS but also meticulously kept a historic record of all the seminars. This presentation argues that by ‘looking back’ to the rich and diverse series of BB presentations we get a sense of the academic debates and ‘matters of concern’ for the researchers in C-MUS. Moreover, this may also serve as an important pointer for the future. So next to presenting old stories’ the presentation is an informal invitation to reflect upon the next decade of Brown Bag Seminars!
29.08.2018 at 10.00 AM - 30.08.2018 at 06.00 PM