Monthly Archives: August 2010

interview on

I was interviewed on the website of, about the workshop I organize in October on sustainable creative cities, for the ASEF conference preparing the ASEM Summit… To read the interview, click here


eBooklet on Walking now online

As one of the outcomes of a seminar I taught in the past months at the Leuphana University Lueneburg, and as an appetizer for our summer school in Gabrovo (see earlier blog post on “ASSiST”), we prepared, with a few students, a short booklet entitled: “Walking in life, art and science : a few examples”: for all participants at ASSiST 2010 who still have time to read it before , and of course also for everyone else with interest in walking:

Download link (PDF file)


“The cultures of unsustainability” at the ESA Culture Conference 2010

“Culture and the Making of Worlds”: 3rd edition of the ESA Research Network Sociology of Culture mid-term Conference, Università Bocconi, Milan 7th-9th October 2010

Find out which papers are presented at research session 15, “The cultures of unsustainability”, chaired by Volker Kirchberg and myself: Click here !

Workshop at the official side-event of the ASEM 8 Summit

I’m organizing, with the collaboration of Prof. Dr. Masayuki Sasaki, a workshop at the official side-event of the ASEM 8 Summit (ASEM is the Asia Europe Meeting): The 4th Connecting Civil Societies of Asia and Europe Conference organized by the Asia Europe Foundation (ASEF).

The workshop, which is focusing on the topic of “Sustainable Creative Cities: The role of the arts in globalized urban context“, is a cooperation between the IKKK (my research institute at Leuphana University Lüneburg), and the Urban Research Plaza at Osaka City University, with the support of ASEF.

The workshop participants, artists, cultural actors, experts and academics from across Asia and Europe, will meet on October 2-3 2010 in Brussels, and issue a series of cultural policy recommendations to the 8th ASEM Summit.

To read the workshop concept paper and find out more, click here !

ASSiST 2010 set to start soon!

The International Summer School of Arts and Sciences for Sustainability in Social Transformation (ASSiST) will start soon, on August 21st! Find out about the program and follow us online (I will be hopefully posting youtube videos daily from the school, if the technique works), all at

See also announcement on this webpage