Living spaces in Central and Eastern Europe

The exhibition of posters shows vividly how residential districts in Leipzig, Budapest, Sofia, St. Petersburg and Vilnius have changed due to the numerous transformations since 1990 and currently continue to undergo such changes.

Who is living behind the glossy facades of the inner cities? Why are buildings made of prefabricated slabs still in favour even now? What draws people to move out to the outlying areas of cities? – the exhibition examines stereotypes, scrutinising answers provided by science, and letting the residents themselves have their say.  In this way the observer gains surprising insights into the various worlds of everyday life in the cities of central and eastern Europe.

The poster show emerged from a comparative study across national boundaries, on changes in the social area in selected city regions. International research teams led by the IfL pursued the questions of which areas of common ground and which differences there are in selected residential districts in Budapest, Sofia, St. Petersburg, Vilnius und Leipzig.

Up to now the exhibition, with texts in German, English, Hungarian, Russian and Bulgarian, has been on show in Vilnius, Pécs, Budapest, Leipzig, and Manchester.

News

Events

16.05.2019, Leipzig

Urban societies of migration across Europe

International workshop on scope and limits of the postmigrant perspective – registrations are possible up to 8 May 

16.06.2019 to 19.06.2019, Trondeim, Norwegen

Nordic Geographers Meeting 2019

Regional development paths and cultural representations of the "European refugee crisis" are in the focus of the... 

11.09.2019 to 13.09.2019, Lublin, Polen

2019 RSA Central and Eastern Europe Conference

CEE Conference of the Regional Studies Association discusses new policy approaches against the growing gap between... 

Publications

Görmar, Franziska / Harfst, Jörn (Verfasser/-in) / Simic, Danko (Verfasser/-in) / Wust, Andreas (Verfasser/-in)
(2019)
The transformative power of industrial culture : from concepts to actions. -
Graz, Institut für Geographie und Raumforschung der Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz. 78 Seiten (Grazer Schriften der Geographie und Raumforschung ; 49)
Steinbach-Hüther, Ninja / Hänsgen, Dirk (Verfasser/-in) / Efer, Thomas (Verfasser/-in) / Wardenga, Ute (Verfasser/-in)
(2019)
Geographiegeschichtsschreibung und Digital Humanities : neue Methoden für Zeitschriftenanalysen. -
Leipzig, Universitätsverlag Leipzig. 30 Seiten (Working paper series des SFB 1199 an der Universität Leipzig ; 15)
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