About Danube Region.

„Great Stream – in this sense: large, long and broad river – is supposed to bbe the transnlation of the maybe Celtic name of the Danubia, which reads similarily in all the European languages: Danubius, Danube, Donau, Duna, Dunava, Dunarea, Tuna and so on.“ Weitmann 2011, S. 10 „Street, bridge, border – these three aims, […]

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In treno

italienisch // italian // italiano Guardo dal finestrino i sassi marroni tra i binari.  Sembrano corde nervose, manovrate da un tessitore frenetico. Poi, a un tratto, il loro accavallarsi si fa piú lento, le scie brune meno tese. Pare che comincino a vibrare. Poi i sassi, come molecole agitate, si sciolgono da quel magma vibrante […]

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Grenze Re-konzeptualisieren

Mauern sind en vogue. In Europa gibt es sie in Form von Meeren, Flüssen und Mauern entlang der Balkanroute, am Brenner, an der EU-Aussengrenze. Mauern gibt es auch in Cauta/ Melilla und Mauern gibt es in Saudi Arabien in China und – wenn Trump seine Drohungen wahr macht – bald auch schon in einer nie […]

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18,501 deaths in 3 years

Numbers? “That’s 1,096 days, according to the calendar – or almost 20 deaths per day. And we don’t believe we are anywhere near counting all of the victims. We are past the time for counting. We must act to make migration legal, safe and secure for all.” William Lacy Swing, IOM’s Director General Most migrants […]

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#thishumanworld 16

Vor zwei Tagen hat in Wien das #thishumanworld begonnen. In meiner persönlichen Auswahl finden sich Filme aus und über Afghanistan, Bosnien-Herzegovina, Italien, Japan, Russland, und Rwuanda. Herausheben möchte ich drei davon: The Last Resort thematisiert Grenzen an einem italienischen Badeort auf persönlicher aber gleichsam gebauter  Ebene ohne von Flucht und Nationalstaatlichkeit auszugehen. Frame by Frame zeigt die Nähe […]

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Place-making Tactics or Strategies? A Case Study on Governmental Strategies in Urban Restructuring Processes and the Effective Challenge of Asylum Seekers’ Trying to Find a Place and Way of Place-making in Bolzano

And yet another article recently published. Abstract: European cities respond to demands arising from the global standpoint competition, supporting progress and development according to a profit-oriented ideal. Neoliberal policies and large-scale urban restructuring projects are common tools aimed to create safe cities for a shopping society. But even though persistent power relations seem to dominate […]

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Lima’s City Planning

Ursprünglich veröffentlicht auf Public Policy Peru 2014:
Meeting at the Municipal Palace, Lima. Photo: T. Hilde Latin American cities are famous for their “urban diseases”, such as mass unemployment, overcrowding, water and power shortages, and slums. Does Lima, the capital of Peru, have these problems, too? How is the city government dealing with poverty…

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