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Urban Studies seminar: Diversity of work 'places' and spaces in cities. - Event

11 - 12 September 2017
Lecture Theatre A (1041), Building 44, Highfield Campus, University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ

Event details

This seminar investigates how working spaces and places in cities are changing and what this means for urban systems in terms of infrastructure, urban design and planning. Key questions to be examined include:

• How diverse are the working spaces and places of workers in cities?
• How are working spaces transformed into workplaces?
• Where is formal/informal/precarious work undertaken; 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?

The seminar is interdisciplinary and international in nature with speakers from geography, architecture, planning, economics, management, sociology and engineering presenting new research findings and theoretical insights into changing working patterns in Russia, Italy, Spain, Greece, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK.


Susan Halford
Professor of Sociology and Director, Web Science Institute, University of Southampton
Space, Place and the Dynamics of Labour

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

Alessandro Gandini and Alberto Cossu
Kings College London and Università degli Studi di Milano
The second wave of coworking: neo-corporate movement vs 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

Alexandrina Vanke
Institute of Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Working-class Identity in Industrial Neighbourhoods in Post-Soviet Russia

Kaveh Jahanshahi
Research Associate at the Martin Center of Research on Urban Studies, University of Cambridge
How do workplaces influence commuting? Evidence from the UK 2002-2015

Paula Rodríguez Modroño
Economics, Quantitative Methods and Economic History Department, Pablo de Olavide University
Women go back home. The resurgence of female home-based business in the post-crisis recovery

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 and Jamie Woodcock
PhD Student, Geography and Management, Royal Holloway
Deliveroo and the City: work, digital technology, and the urban environment

Elena Sischarenco
Department of Social Anthropology, University of St Andrews
Businessmen Mobile Workspaces

Daniel Wheatley
Senior Lecturer, Department of Business and Labour Economics, University of Birmingham
Workplace location and the quality of work

Cornelia Tippel
Research Associate, ILS Dortmund
Home working spaces and places

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

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

Julie Brown
Associate Professor of Creative Enterprise, Southampton Solent University
A location of choice? Creative entrepreneurs, in ‘non-creative’ places, the case of Southampton

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

This seminar is funded by the Urban Studies Foundation and organised by the University of Southampton in collaboration with the University of Portsmouth and the National Centre for Social Research (EKKE) Athens.

Please contact the local organiser, Dr Darja Reuschke, for more information

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