In 2017-2018, several young researchers from foreign universities stayed at the University of Antwerp. They got the chance to present their research plans and results to the USI's interdisciplinary research community. Furthermore, they received feedback and got the opportunity to discuss their work with researchers who all have other disciplinary perspectives.
PhD thesis The Craftsmen’s Labyrinth and Geographies of Creativity (Uppsala University), MSc in Human Geography and Planning (Utrecht University).
Jasna focuses on alternative models of socio-economic production, re-development and organization of urban environments. She studies the relationships between the social and physical shaping of cities, and innovation and creativity in city-making from the contemporary and historical perspectives.
USI lunch seminar: Geographies of creativity: introducing the craftsmen’s perspective (25.01.2018)
Léa Hermenault has a PhD in medieval an modern archaeology. She is a teaching assistant at the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.
Her research work is located on the crossroads of archaeology, history and geography, and deals with the effects of circulation flows in the medieval, modern and contemporary city.
USI lunch seminar: Flows shaping the city (16.02.2018)
Léa Hermenault gave the opening lecture for 'Society and Space' discussing 2000 years of urban development in Paris
On 23 February 2018, the students in the 'Society and Space' course (Master of Urbanism and Spatial Planning) had the opportunity to learn more about urban development in Paris in the past 2000 years. Thanks to Léa's talk, accompanied by excellent cartographic material, the students now have a better understanding of the history of urbanization.
Architect, PhD in Urban Design at the University of Genoa, focuses his research interests on landscape evolution, sustainable planning and the relationship between agriculture and the city.
Since 2009, he has collaborated to different courses and urban design studio classes, led by Prof. Arch. Mosè Ricci. Since 2012 he is also a researcher and lecturer at the Leibniz Universität Hannover at the Department of Urban Design and Planning.
Book: Creating City. Urban Agriculture. Strategies for city resilience (LISt Lab, 2015).
USI lunch seminar: Cr(eat)ing Cities: Urban Agriculture (08.03.2018)
Personal page (University of Manchester)
Deljana Iossifova is Senior Lecturer in Urban Studies at the School of Environment, Education and Development and Director of both the Confucius Institute at the University of Manchester and the Urban Studies Foundation.
She trained as an architect at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and has a PhD in Public Policy Design from Tokyo Institute of Technology. She is lead editor of 'Defining the Urban: Interdisciplinary and professional perspectives' (Routledge, 2017).
Iossifova’s scholarship focuses on the triggers, processes and consequences of urban transformations globally, including in China, Japan, Bulgaria, and the UK.
Personal Page (University of Louisville)
Lisa Björkman received her PhD in Politics from the New School for Social Research in 2012. Winner of the 2014 Joseph W. Elder Prize in the Indian Social Sciences.
Lisa Björkman is Assistant Professor of Urban and Public Affairs at the University of Louisville.
Book: Pipe Politics: Mumbai’s Contested Waters (Duke University Press, 2015).