Human and more-than-human diversities in cities

Diversités humaines et plus-qu'humaines en ville

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

09:00 - 13:00
University of Lausanne
Géopolis Building, Room 2227

Remote participation (Zoom) :

The general topic of this workshop is to explore the different ways in which “urban nature” is enchanted by civil and institutional action and the implications such enchantment has in terms of sustainability and its imaginaries. The different case studies contribute to obtaining a nuanced understanding of larger social and cultural dynamics around human and more-than or other-than human diversities that characterize contemporary urbanized societies.

With: (alphabetic order)

Uri ANSENBERG, Haifa University, Israel.

Irene BECCI, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland.

Caterina BRACCHI, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, ASA Alta Scuola per l'Ambiente, Brescia, Italy.

Marian BURCHARDT, Universität Leipzig, Germany.

Mar GRIERA, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain.

Paola JUAN, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland.

Mischa PIRAUD, CIC Centre intercantonal d’information sur les croyances, Geneva, Switzerland.

Jacopo TARGA, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy.

Mariam URDIA, Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia.

Kato VAN SPEYBROECK, KU Leuven, Leuven.


Chair : Paola JUAN

09:00 – 09:15    Introduction by Irene BECCI

Part 1

09:15 – 10:40    Marian BURCHARDT, discussant

On urban hospitality: implementing Isaac Joseph’s urban ecology in an action-research on religion and solidarity in Geneva.

Othering nature in urban environmental struggles: an overview from Brussels and Milan.

10:40 – 11:00    Short coffee break

Part 2

11:00 – 12:30    Irene BECCI, discussant

Mariam URDIA
Urban-Nature Challenges and Reimagining the Mtkvari Waterscape in Contemporary Tbilisi.

The celebration of toxicity in urban contexts.

Caterina BRACCHI
Value and services of forests and water: studying prospects for eco-social cohesion in central Italy.

12:30 – 13:00    Conclusion by Mar GRIERA

Downloadable program

Program_08_05_2024  (146 Ko)

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