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Atmospheres of Mobilities, PhD Course

Center for Mobilities and Urban Studies (C-MUS), Aalborg University, Denmark is hosting an interdisciplinary PhD course on the theme of ‘Atmospheres of Mobilities’. Course lecturers: Professor Phillip Vannini (Royal Roads University) and Professor Ole B. Jensen (course organizer, obje@create.aau.dk)

Time

26.10.2020 kl. 08.00 - 28.10.2020 kl. 16.00

Description

Atmospheres of Mobilities
PhD Course, October 26-28 2020, Aalborg University

 

Center for Mobilities and Urban Studies (C-MUS), Aalborg University, Denmark is hosting an interdisciplinary PhD course on the theme of ‘Atmospheres of Mobilities’.

Course lecturers: Professor Phillip Vannini (Royal Roads University) and Professor Ole B. Jensen (course organizer, obje@create.aau.dk)

Course description: Across disciplines such as anthropology, sociology, human geography, architecture, urban design and many more awareness of the role of atmosphere and ambiance has been rising over the last decade. In this three-day course we invite PhD students within these fields and disciplines (as well as related ones) to join us in reflecting on the relation between atmospheres and mobilities. The so-called ‘mobilities turn’ has drawn attention to the significance of mobilities and immobilities of people, vehicles, goods, and data in order to make sense of an interconnected world in constant motion. The spaces, sites, architectures, infrastructures, and technologies of mobilites all present unique and meaningful atmospheres ripe for analysis and intervention. The course will focus on how to think about mobility atmospheres on three levels.  

Thinking Atmospheres of Mobilities (lectures and readings on theorizing/framing/conceptualizing atmospheres)

Capturing Atmospheres of Mobilities (lectures and readings on methods and empirical fieldwork approaches)

Doing Atmospheres of Mobilities (workshop assignment where the participants must propose an ‘atmospheric’ Mobilities intervention or experiment in relation to a given empirical case)

The course will be a mix of lectures, student presentations, workshops and plenary discussions. Active participation is a condition for passing the course. There is a moderate amount of readings that is expected to be read before the course. The course is open to anyone with a Master within a relevant academic program.

ECTS: 3 ECTS

Time and Place: October 26-28 2020, Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology, Rendsburggade 14, 9000 Aalborg, Aalborg University

Number of seats: 15

Deadline: September 15 2020 (first come first serve)

Host

C-MUS

Address

AAU, Rendsburggade 14, room TBA, 9000 Aalborg