2014 Prof Sybille Frank (TU Berlin), one month’s stay
2015 Christian Ernstein (University of Cape Town), two months’ stay
2015 Nadia Fava (Urbanisme i ordenació del territori, Universitat de Girona, Spain), autumn 2015
2015 Heike Oevermann (Georg-Simmel-Zentrum für Metropolenforschung, Humboldt-Universität Berlin), autumn 2015
2016 Ingrid Martins Holmberg sabbatical Urban and Regional Sociology at the Department of Sociology, Technische Universität Berlin, four months autumn 2016
Affiliated post-docs 2013-2015
Department of Conservation. PhD in Urban Planning, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
In the research project Heritage in Scale Politics: Making Professional Heritage Practices Contextually Sensitive Feras is interested in exploring the global reach of the growing, dominant universalised heritage discourse – its driving forces, its local social and spatial consequences, its influence on the creativity of heritage practitioners – and thereby activate a new dialogue on globalized heritage through issues of ‘scales’ with ambitions to improve the contextual sensitivity of professional heritage practices. Feras uses methods of critical discourse analyses supported by the concepts scale politics, heritage dissonance and cultural representation to analyze interventions in the Historic City of Nablus in Palestine, Shoshong village and Sowa Town in Botswana, and Ystad town in Sweden.
Evren Uzer von Busch
HDK/School of Design and Crafts. PhD in Urban and Regional Planning, İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi
Evren Uzer's research focus is on participatory processes, risk mitigation and design for urban areas. She is part of the socially engaged art group Roomservices and a co-founder of the Istanbul based urban intervention group Imkanmekan. In her research at HDK - Urban heritage at risk - she will be developing micro-urban strategies by using socially engaged art practices. She will tackle with issues of rethinking heritage areas and risk for current inhabitants & users while dealing with micro-politics of the place. She will encourage a discussion on rethinking ownership and meaning of heritage for today's users through a series of hands on workshops with artists and activists as well as the community members of selected sites in Istanbul, New York and Göteborg.