Keynote Speaker | t2m Annual Conference 2024, Leipzig

We are thrilled to announce that Prof. Frauke Behrendt will be delivering the keynote lecture at the t2m Annual Conference in Leipzig in 2024. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on the intersection of mobility, sustainability, and digitalization.

Prof. Behrendt’s current research on social justice includes work with Mimi Sheller on Mobility Data Justice, and exploring the implications of AI for the governance of mobility. Current work on micro-mobility comprises Dutch, UK, South Korean, and Chinese case studies, alongside research on the electric mobility transitions in the Global South, specifically around motorbikes and rickshaws. Frauke Behrendt is also involved in ELEVATE project for which she led the funding application. This project explores micromobility in the UK, in collaboration with Leeds, Oxford, and Brighton University. Her previous research focussed on smart cycling, AI and digital/data society, the musical use of mobile phones, as well as sonic interaction design.

Keynote Speaker | t2m Annual Conference 2024, Leipzig

We are pleased to announce that Prof. Agata Stanisz will join us at the t2m Annual Conference 2024 in Leipzig as the first keynote speaker. Prof. Stanisz will share her insights on the infrastructures in the Anthropocene.

Prof. Agata Stanisz is a socio-cultural anthropologist working at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. She is a field researcher, fieldrecordist, and methodologist in the trend of experimental ethnography. Her research interests are road studies/dromology, political ecology, environmental anthropology infrastructure and resistance studies. She researches infrastructural social protests, highways, expressways, but also forests and local roads. She traces their socioeconomic, political, visual and sonic dimensions and their relationship to the local management of natural resources. She has also conducted research among truck drivers in the context of European road transport and logistics regimes.


23–25 September 2024, Leipzig, Germany
Organised by the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (IfL), and Lancaster University, Leipzig, Germany. Final Conference of the CoMoDe Project (Contentious Mobilities: Rethinking Mobility Transitions through a Decolonial Lens)

Mobilities and Infrastructures: Transitions and Transformations

Modern societies are experiencing striking technological, ecological, socio-economic and cultural as well as political challenges – with mobility questions at the forefront of these contentions. Actors and institutions across the globe increasingly recognize the need for systemic changes in the ways goods, people, ideas, policies and capital are set in motion – usually framed in the terms of “mobility transitions”. Green deal policies are drafted and “just transition” funds are set up, acknowledging that transition to carbon-free futures will require substantial resources to succeed, but also to avoid uneven and unfair socio-spatial effects on nations, regions, cities, and rural places. Existing research has already criticized mobility transition policies for their narrow normative assumptions, their reliance on large-scale infrastructures and technological innovations, and elaborated on the concepts of mobility justice and commoning mobility as a way of devising collective and collaborative means of shaping mobility transitions (Cresswell et. al 2021; Sheller 2018). It is therefore time to interrogate how and in which ways have “mobility transitions” been framed in different places at different times in their multifaceted histories.

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Knowledge Production in Public Transport: Georgian Symposium of the CoMoDe group

During the third weekend of March 2023, the team of the IfL project Contentious mobilities through a decolonial lens (CoMoDe) hosted – jointly with the Ilia State University – a Symposium in Tbilisi, Georgia. The name of the event was “Knowledge Production in Public Transport – Normativities. Actors. Outcomes”. Since Lela Rekhviashvili, a postdoctoral researcher within CoMoDe, had been studying the public transport reform in Tbilisi, her expertise in the field shaped the conceptual framework of the symposium. Furthermore, a former employee of the Tbilisi city hall – Elene Khundzadze – who was a fellowship-holder at IfL – amply contributed with to the conceptual and organisational preparation of the event.
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EXTENDED DEADLINE | Cfc: 2022 RSA Special Sessions on Infrastructural Materialities: Human and Non-Human Interactions

The 2022 RSA Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) conference from 14th to 17th September 2022 in Leipzig is open for your contributions until 30th May. Herewith we invite you to join one of the EEGA special sessions on infrastructure, hosted by Wladimir Sgibnev, Tonio Weicker and Lyubomir Pozharliev: “INFRASTRUCTURAL MATERIALITIES: HUMAN AND NON-HUMAN INTERACTIONS”

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Conference: Public Transport as Public Space (Brussels, 20-22 April 2022)

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Understanding the publicness of public transport as an understudied field of interests the PUTSPACE project came up with the conference Public Transport as Public Space in Brussels, Belgium. From the 20-22 April 2022 academic researchers, public officials, policy experts, activists and artists are sharing and gathering their knowledge and experiences of public transport under the leading question What makes public transport a type of public space, and for whom. Continue reading “Conference: Public Transport as Public Space (Brussels, 20-22 April 2022)”

Call for Sessions/Papers: RSA Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) Conference 2022 in Leipzig

The Call for Sessions/Papers for the RSA Central and Eastern Europe Conference “Bridging Old and New Divides: Global Dynamics, Regional transformation” from 13 to 17 September 2022 in Leipzig is open. The conference will be held in cooperation with the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography, the Research Centre Global Dynamics of the University of Leipzig and the Saxon Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Leipzig.

  • Special session submission deadline: 21 March 2022
  • Abstract submission deadline: 16 May 2022

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