The University of Southampton
Geography and Environment

Changing Workplaces and Practices in CitiesEvent

11 - 12 September 2017
Lecture Theatre A (1041), Building 44, Highfield Campus, University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ
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This seminar investigates how working patterns of cities have changed and what this means for urban systems in terms of infrastructure, urban design and planning. Key questions to be examined include:

- Where is formal/informal/precarious work undertaken, particularly in times of austerity; in what urban sites and places, and what spaces do these create?
- Are new hybrid places emerging in cities? How regulated/formalized are these?
- How do we have to rethink ‘the journey to work’, formal vs. informal work(spaces), private vs. public spaces and corporate vs. social spaces in cities and what are useful concepts?


Alessandro Gandini
Lecturer in Digital Media Management and Innovation, KCL
Urban vs distributed coworking: neo-corporate movement or resilient practice?

Lizzie Richardson
Research Fellow at the Department of Geography, University of Durham
The public workplace and digital work

Maria Laura Di Domenico
Professor of Entrepreneurship, Work and Organization, University of Surrey
Symbolic Action and the Virtual Urban Spatiality of Home-Based Online Businesses 

Bani Anvari
Lecturer in Intelligent Mobility, University of Southampton
Commuting and Mobility and urban planning

Alexandrina Vanke
Institute of Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Workers’ Life in Industrial Neighbourhoods in Post-Soviet Russia

Kaveh Jahanshahi
Research associate at the Martin Center of Research on Urban Studies, University of Cambridge
Direct and indirect influences on work-related travels

Alan Felstead
Research Professor at Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University
Remote working trends and their impacts and requirements

Paula Rodríguez Modroño
Economics, Quantitative Methods and Economic History Department, Pablo de Olavide University
The new forms of precarious work for women in urban areas in Southern Europe

Frances Holliss
Emeritus Reader in Architecture, Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture & Design, London Metropolitan University 
The workhome: an architecture of dual-use

Adam Badger
PhD Student, Geography and Management, Royal Holloway 
Deliveroo and urban/digital work (TBC)

Elena Sischarenco
Department of Social Anthropology, University of St Andrews
Migrant Workspaces

Daniel Wheatley
Senior Lecturer, Department of Business and Labour Economics, University of Birmingham
Will be confirmed

Simon Blainey
Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton
Changing Commutes and the Changing Future of Urban Transport

Julie Brown
Senior Lecturer, Southampton Solent University
A location of choice? Relationships between creative entrepreneurs, space and place in ‘non-creative’ cities.

Carol Ekinsmyth
Principal Lecturer, University of Portsmouth
Making Do? Creative enterprise in domestic settings.

Susan Halford
Director, Web Science Institute, University of Southampton
To be confirmed?

Conny Tippel
Research Fellow, ILS
To be confirmed

Maria Tsampra
Assistant Professor, School of Business Administration, University of Patras, Athens
Post-Crisis Patterns of Business and Work in Greece



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