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Georg-Simmel Center for Metropolitan Studies

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HU-CUNY Summer School

The HU-CUNY Summer School in cooperation with the City University in New York is an activity of the Department of Urban and Regional Sociology that takes place every year in June for two weeks at the Georg Simmel Center for Metropolitan Studies.

Aim is an exchange between students from Berlin and New York about sociological topics of Urban Studies. Besides lectures there are discussions, excursions and working groups for researching specific subjects.

Further information about the summer school as well as the CUNY exchange are available at the website of the Department of Urban and Regional Studies.

TACT – International Research on Art, Culture and the City

It does not even take Banksy to find a strong link between city and art. TACT / International Research on Art, Culture and the City is an international network that brings together research on art, culture and the city. Involving academics, artists, activists and students, it creates a platform for investigating urban imaginaries from the perspective of art and the city, artists and public space, and the urban interventionism of street art and grassroots activism. TACT involves people from different disciplinary backgrounds including urban anthropology, sociology, art history, urban history, geography, architecture and art. Through an international comparative focus across cities such as Berlin, Istanbul, London, Moscow, Budapest, and St. Petersburg, it aims to generate innovative new dialogues between post-socialist, global or globalizing cities.

More information you may find on the blog of TACT: http://theartistandthecity.blogspot.de/

(Dr. Eszter Gantner, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)