Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Daniela Zupan

European Cities and Urban Heritage - Profile

The Junior Professorship in European Cities and Urban Heritage operates at the interface of urban studies and heritage studies. It focuses on transformation processes in European cities. This comprises research on the built urban structures and their discursive negotiation, on the history of planning ideas and paradigm changes, on policy mobilities and their influence on contemporary urban development, as well as on the socio-spatial, political and economic trends that shaped and continue to shape urban development in the 20th and 21st centuries.

I am interested in the processes through which urban heritage is negotiated and the power arrangements displayed therein, as well as in the immaterial legacies that shape contemporary urban development. Geographically, the Junior Professorship in European Cities and Urban Heritage focuses on developments in Germany, Austria, and the (post-)socialist countries, especially Russia. Current research topics comprise the negotiation of post-war modernist housing estates, authoritarian urbanism and post-socialist urban development.

News

Housing Renovation in Russia
The journal Geoforum has recently published a new article by Daniela Zupan, Vera Smirnova und Amanda Zadorian that engages with current housing renovation initiatives in Russia: „Governing through stolichnaya praktika: Housing renovation from Moscow to the regions“.  

Courses sommer term
Courses of the Junior Professorship in European Cities and Urban Heritage for the sommer term 2021 are now online.

Start der Weimarer Stadt-Gespräche im Sommersemester 2021
Die Weimarer Stadt-Gespräche sind eine neue Veranstaltungsreihe des Instituts für Europäische Urbanistik der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar in Kooperation mit der Stadt Weimar. Im Rahmen der Stadt-Gespräche werden aktuelle stadt- und regionalrelevante Themen und Herausforderungen mit geladenen Expert*innen universitäts- und stadtöffentlich diskutiert. Mehr Informationen. LINK

Guest Lecture – Maria Gunko 
On 26.01.2021 Maria Gunko will give a guest lecture at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar: „“Why do we need cities if they don’t grow?” reflections on urban shrinkage and planning policies in Russia“. The talk is part of the lecture course European Cities and is open to the public.

Guest Lecture - Dr. Alona Liasheva 
On 19.01.2021 Dr. Alona Liasheva will give a guest lecture at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar: “Right to the city without protest: hegemony of the rental markets in large Ukrainian cities.” The talk is part of the lecture course European Cities and is open to the public.

Guest Lecture - Dr. Markus Kip.
On 17.12.2020 Dr. Markus Kip will give a guest lecture: „The Heritage of Modernism: Preservation Paradoxes at Berlin Alexanderplatz“. The talk is supported by the Bauhaus Module as part of the seminar Contested Modernism and is open to the public.

New thematic issue on urban development in Eastern Europe.
Guest edited by Daniela Zupan and Vera Smirnova, the open access journal Urban Studies and Practices has recently published a new thematic issue in two volumes «Город между центром и периферией / The city between center and periphery. LINK

Guest Lecture - Ihor Andriichuk.
On 12.11.2020 Ihor Andriichuk will give a guest lecture: “Back to Kant? Decolonial theory in Eastern Europe.” The talk is supported by the Bauhaus Module as part of the seminar Contested Modernism and is open to the public.

Seed Financing – Authoritarian Urbanism in the 21st Century.
Supported by the seed financing fund of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar  Dr. Amanda Zadorian Gül Topraktepe and Galyna Sukhomud support the Junior Professorship in developing a research proposal that seeks to explore how urbanism is used to strengthen authoritarian tendencies.

Archive

2020

Urban Conflicts Podcast
The “Urban Conflicts” Podcast discusses contemporary urban conflicts and their effects on city planning by focusing on conflicts on Abandoned Spaces, Heritage and Identity conflicts, as well as Urban Activism and Authoritarian Practices in conflicts.

Online-Vortrag ‚Housing in Question‘
Im Juli 2020 hält Daniela Zupan einen Vortag im Rahmen der Online-Vorträge ‚Housing in Question‘ mit dem Titel „Politics and the making of heritage. Problematization of large-scale modernist housing estates”, in dem sie sich mit der Kritik und den Erbeverhandlungen rund um moderne Großwohnsiedlungen beschäftigt. 

We are looking for two student assistants to support our research, starting from November 2020.
The Junior Professorship in European Cities and Urban Heritage is currently looking for two student assistants to support its research on contemporary forms of authoritarian urbanism. Each contract comprises a period of  months, 20 hours per month and both shall commence in November 2020. 

More Information

Neuer Artikel – Wohnungsforschung
Kürzlich ist ein neuer Beitrag von Daniela Zupan über die unterschiedliche Verhandlung und Bedeutung moderner Großwohnsiedlungen in Deutschland und Österreich in der Zeitschrift Housing Studies erschienen: De-constructing crisis: post-war modernist housing estates in West Germany and Austria.

Neuer Artikel – Autoritäre Stadtentwicklung Russland
In der Zeitschrift Forum Stadt, Heft 1/2020, findet sich unter dem Titel „Modell Moskau – Entstehung, Entwicklung und Expansion“ ein neuer Beitrag von Daniela Zupan und Mirjam Büdenbender, der kritisch die politische Rolle von Urbanismus im heutigen Russland bespricht.

Neuer Kurzbeitrag – Europäische Stadt
In der ersten Ausgabe 2020 des Magazin Innenstadt findet sich ein Kurzbeitrag von Daniela Zupan über die Bedeutung des Leitbildes der Europäischen Stadt. Die Gesamtausgabe ist frei zugänglich. 

2019

Guest Lecture - Dr. Lela Rekhviashvili. On 12.12.2019 Dr. Lela Rekhviashvili will give a guest lecture at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar: “Beyond Civil Society – Political Society, Informality and Resistance in Post-Soviet Cities.” The talk is part of the lecture course European Cities and is open to the public.

Guest Lecture - Dr. Mirjam Büdenbender. On 05.12.2019 Dr. Mirjam Büdenbender will give a guest lecture at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar: “Housing – Home or Financial Asset?” The talk is part of the lecture course European Cities and is open to the public.

Conference Participation. From 15.-16.11.2019 Daniela Zupan took part in the session “Authoritarian Urbanism” at the “VDNKh”-conference of the European University at Saint Petersburg, Russia. Together with Andrei Semenov, Irina Shevtsova and Vsevolod Bederson from the Centre for Comparative History and Political Studies at Perm State University she presented their work “Making Authoritarian Urbanism Work: Origins and Consequences of Authoritarian Urbanism in Russia.”