CityIndustries is an international research network ––
it gathers scholars from various countries and disciplines, such as Social and Cultural Anthropology, Sociology, Human Geography, Political Sciences and Urban Planning.


Main Event: Online Dialogue with Dr. Beril Ocaklı (ZOiS Berlin): Situating extractivism in post-Soviet geographies. The un/making of Kyrgyzstan’s gold rush

29. 09. 2022 | 16:00 - 29. 09. 2022 | 17:45
In this session of the ETROD (Extractivism and Transition Research Online Dialogues) series, Beril Ocaklı will take the audience for a deep dive into extractivism and linked socionatural struggles in post-Soviet geographies.


Online Dialogue with Anna Frohn Pedersen (HU Berlin): Artisanal gold mining in Tanzania: Filmic and ethnographic explorations of hope and uncertainty

23. 06. 2022 | 16:00 - 23. 06. 2022 | 18:00
In this session Anna Frohn Pedersen will provide insights into her research on artisanal gold mining in Tanzania. We are going to discuss two different outputs from her research: a film and a research paper that both deal with the risks, challenges and uncertainty that are embedded in mining but also the hopes and dreams it invokes.


Online Dialogue with Sandro Mezzadra (University of Bologna): Excavating Contemporary Capitalism

28. 04. 2022 | 16:00 - 28. 04. 2022 | 17:45
ETROD & CityIndustries Extractivism and Transition Research Online Dialogue. Please register with


'Nuclear' Urbanism Re-Scaled

A Knowledge Infrastructure Lens
In the context of CityIndustries Network I am going to work with the question of whether post-Soviet ‘nuclear’ towns constitute a particular mode of urbanization amongst other cases of Soviet industry led urbanization.


Call for Applications: Summer School Post-Nuclear Urbanism

22-31 July 2019 –– It will be fifth Summer School organised by the Laboratory of Critical Urbanism in the former "nuclear" town of Visaginas.


Documentation: Summer School Post-Carbon Futures

19-26 September 2021 –– The Post-Carbon Futures Summer School took place at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg and addressed German as well as international PhD and MA students from Anthropology, Sociology, Human Geography, Political Science, and other disciplines.


Workshop: Natura Urbana: Ecological Constellations in Urban Space

Upcoming talk by Matthew Gandy (University of Cambridge, Geography) at Hs 1b Lecture Hall (Habelschwerdter Allee 45 / Rostlaube), FU Berlin on May 20, 2022 at 6 pm.