Urban (Dis)Connections

To better understand cities as places of 'living together and apart', we have concluded a partnership with the Chair Pascal Lamy of the Université catholique de Louvain to analyse contemporary mobilisations of (past) cosmopolitanism in small and medium-sized Danubian port cities.

Our cities are testing grounds that experiment on a daily basis with forms of togetherness and separation. More than rural areas, cities are confronted with a high degree of diversity and constantly changing populations.
In order to understand how Europeans conceive their belonging to Europe, we consider it worthwhile to look closer at connections and disconnections in cities.

More concretely the foundation will support several phases of anthropological field research, meetings of the researchers involved as well as initiatives to present the results to a wider audience and discuss its main questions.

To better understand cities as places of 'living together and apart', we have concluded a partnership with the Chair Pascal Lamy of the Université catholique de Louvain to analyse contemporary mobilisations of (past) cosmopolitanism in small and medium-sized Danubian port cities.

Our cities are testing grounds that experiment on a daily basis with forms of togetherness and separation. More than rural areas, cities are confronted with a high degree of diversity and constantly changing populations.
In order to understand how Europeans conceive their belonging to Europe, we consider it worthwhile to look closer at connections and disconnections in cities.

More concretely the foundation will support several phases of anthropological field research, meetings of the researchers involved as well as initiatives to present the results to a wider audience and discuss its main questions.