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Envisioning Networked Urban Mobilities
Art, Performances, Impacts

ISBN 9780367331801
Published May 14, 2019 by Routledge
194 Pages

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Book Description

Envisioning Networked Urban Mobilities brings together scientific reflections on the relations of art and urban mobilities and artistic research on the topic. The editors open the book by setting out the concept grounded in the exhibition curated by Aslak Aamot Kjærulff and refers to earlier work on mobilities and art generated by the Cosmobilities Network. This third volume has two sections, both consisting of short papers and illustrations. The first section is based on artists who were part of the conferences' art exhibition, and the second part is based on theoretical reflections on art and artists.

Table of Contents


1. Aslak Aamot Kjærulff, Sven Kesselring, Peter Peters, Kevin Hannam: Networked Urban Mobilities - Art, Performances, Impacts

2. Aslak Aamot Kjærulff: Curating Conversations - Reformulating Questions in Mobilities Arts and Research

3. Jen Southern: Reflective Assemblages - Real and Imagined Mobilities in Locative Media Art

4. Peter Peters: On Becoming Parcel - Artistic Interventions As Ways of Knowing Mobile Worlds

5. Samuel Thulin: Listening to Mobility and Location-Based Media - Verdun Music-Route

6. David Pinder: Revealing Roads - The Spectral Sounds of Motorways

7. Nikki Pugh: Developing Colony - Objects for Investigation; Spaces for Conversation

8. Mike Collier, Kevin Hannam: (Re)envisioning the Anti-Urban - Artistic Responses in the Walking with Wordsworth and Bashō Exhibition

9. Antonia Hernandez: Performative Fungal Strategies - Or How I Stopped Worrying and Start Loving the Network

10. Michael Hieslmair, Michael Zinganel: Stop and Go - Investigating Nodes of Transformation and Transition

11. Ulrike Boskamp, Annette Kranen: Drawing the Dardanelles - Art History and Mobilities Studies

12. Lee Lee: Ghosts of our Consumption - The Debris Project

13. María Paz Peirano: Film Mobilities and Circulation Practices in the Construction of Recent Chilean Cinema

14. Angie Cotte: The Roberto Cimetta Fund as a Response to Artistic and Cultural Mobility Imbalance

15. Bart Magnus: Mobile Performing Arts - Facts, Figures and What They Say About Reality

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Aslak Aamot Kjærulff holds a PhD degree in Mobilities and Action Research from Roskilde University, Denmark. He currently organizes a transdisciplinary research and arts organization called Diakron and teach at Roskilde University.

Sven Kesselring is Research Professor in Automotive Management: Sustainable

Mobilities and the director of the Master of Science program Sustainable

Mobilities at Nürtingen-Geislingen University (NGU), Germany. His research

focuses on the sociology of (auto)mobilities, social theory, and the impact

of technology and digitalization on everyday and professional lives. He is

the founder and co-manager of the international Cosmobilities Network and

co-director of the joint PhD program Sustainable Mobility and Mobility Cultures

of TU Munich and NGU. He is co-founder and co-editor of the new

journal Applied Mobilities (Taylor & Francis) and Studies in Mobility and

Transport at Springer VS. He has edited several books including Aeromobilities

(with Saulo Cwerner and John Urry).

Peter Peters is Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. He is trained as a sociologist and holds a PhD for his dissertation on mobilities in technological cultures, in which he combines insights from social theory and science and technology studies to analyze practices of travel.

Kevin Hannam is Professor of Tourism Mobilities in the Business School at Edinburgh Napier University, UK, and a research affiliate at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. In 2015/2016 he was awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship to the University of Wollongong, Australia. Previously he was at Leeds Beckett University, UK, and the University of Sunderland, UK.


"In the emerging field of artistic research, sensory and embodied ways of knowing take center stage. At the same time, qualitative social scientists and geographers are developing a keen interest in new methodologies that draw inspiration from the arts. This timely volume on the nexus of arts and mobilities research stages an engaged dialogue between leading academic scholars and artists."

Henk Borgdorff, Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, Leiden University, the Netherlands


"Unique in its approach, this brilliant collection of essays integrates the theoretical and methodological analysis of networked urban mobilities in ways that will reshape how scholars and practitioners engage philosophically and materially with emerging entanglements of artistic, scientific, and technological imaginaries in the twenty-first century."

Mary Mostafanezhad, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, US