The CityIndustries Research Network organizes conferences, workshops, book presentations, field trips, and other events on network-related topics. Do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you are interested in joining our activities!

Activities revolve around the topics of (post-) industrialization and urbanization transformation processes, urban materialities, social practicies, mechanisms of knowledge production, symbolic meanings and affective atmospheres.

Call for Applications: Critical Urbanism Summer Workshop "Spatialities of Digital Twinning"

29 June-8 July 2022 –– European Humanities University in Vilnius (Lithuania)
Critical urbanism summer workshop "Spatialities of Digital Twinning". Deadline: 2 May 2022.

Research Project: Intermodal, ethnographic and museum-based research on urban economies, port work and logistics at Schuppenküche im Hafenmuseum

Schuppenküche im Hafenmuseum (“shed kitchen”) is a co-created social practice, a venue for encounters and research platform located in the midst of the port of Hamburg.

Call for Papers: International Conference: Futures in the History of Deindustrialisation, Bologna, October 13-15, 2022

If you are interested, please submit an abstract (max. 500 words) and a short biographical note. Please send your proposal to:
The deadline for abstract is April 4, 2022. The deadline for full papers (in English,
approximately 5000 words) is September 15, 2022.

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.

Call for Applications: Online Course Culture and Geographies of Energy Transition

7th June-17th June 2021 –– Summer University Course “Cultures and Geographies of Energy Transition”

Republishment: Back to the Postindustrial Future

May 2020 –– Felix Ringel’s book “Back to the Postindustrial Future: An Ethnography of Germany’s Fastest-Shrinking City” will be republished as paperback.