ABSTRACT

While urban life can be characterized by endeavors to settle stable and safe environments, for many people, urban space is rarely stable or safe; it is uncertain, troubled, imbued with challenges and perpetually under pressure. As the concept of unsettled appears to define the contemporary urban experience, this multidisciplinary book investigates the conflicts and possibilities of settling and unsettling through open and speculative analysis.

The analytical prism of unsettled renders urban space an indeterminate ground unfolding through routines, temporalities and contestations in constant tension between settling and unsettling. Such contrasting experiences are contingent on how urban societies confront, undergo and overcome turbulence and difficulties in time and space. Contributions drawing on theoretical reflections and empirical accounts—from Argentina, Austria, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, the UAE, the UK, the USA and Vietnam—give insights into plural occurrences of the unsettled, which might tie down or unleash transformative, liberatory and emancipatory potentials.

This book is for students, professionals and researchers interested in the uncertainties, foundations, disturbances, inconsistencies, residuals and blind fields, which constitute the urban both as lived space and as social, cultural and political ideal.

The Open Access version of this book, available at www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.

chapter 1|15 pages

Urban Space Unsettled

The Unraveling of Routines, Temporalities and Contestations in Urban Studies
ByTihomir Viderman, Sabine Knierbein, Elina Kränzle, Sybille Frank, Nikolai Roskamm, Ed Wall
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part Part I|88 pages

Urban Routines

chapter 2|7 pages

Urban Routines

An Introduction
ByTihomir Viderman, Sybille Frank
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chapter 3|14 pages

Vietnamese Hip Hop Don't Stop

Unsettling Normative Ideas of Gender around the Block
BySandra Kurfürst
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chapter 5|15 pages

Unsettling Planning Practices

From Accommodation to Dwelling in Hamburg
ByDominique Peck, Anna Richter, Christopher Dell, Bernd Kniess
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chapter 6|11 pages

(Un)settling Remembrance in Public Space

The Performance of a Heroic National Narrative in the Austrian National Holiday Celebrations at Vienna's Heldenplatz
ByElina Kränzle
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chapter 7|13 pages

Berlin's Neighborhoods in the Tourist Trap? Local Routines Unsettled by New Urban Tourism

ByStefan Brandt, Sybille Frank, Anna Laura Raschke
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chapter 8|14 pages

Disrupted, Unsettled, Contested

Working Homelessness in Silicon Valley
ByRafael Essl
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part Part II|88 pages

Urban Temporalities

chapter 9|7 pages

Urban Temporalities

An Introduction
ByEd Wall, Sabine Knierbein
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chapter 10|15 pages

(Un)settling Home in Dubai

ByRacha Daher
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chapter 11|11 pages

Aging in Cities

Everyday Unsettling, Planning and Design
ByAngelika Gabauer
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chapter 12|13 pages

From Cleaning to Cleansing

Maintenance as an Urban Development Practice at Paddington Waterside, London
ByEd Wall
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chapter 14|13 pages

‘And the Straw Cottage to a Palace Turns'

The Foundation of Birmingham Library as Civic Ground
ByMichael Dring
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chapter 15|14 pages

Property as Practice

The Collective Landholding Patterns of Black Churches
ByGabriel Cuéllar
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part Part III|78 pages

Urban Contestations

chapter 16|7 pages

Urban Contestations

An Introduction
ByElina Kränzle, Nikolai Roskamm
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chapter 17|12 pages

‘Ni Una Menos'

Practices, Aims and Achievements of a Grassroots Women's Movement against Femicide and Patriarchal Relations in Argentina
ByMaría de la Paz Toscani, Paula Rosa, Regina Vidosa
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chapter 18|10 pages

Setting, Setzung, Sedimentation

Political Conflict and Radical Democracy in Urban Planning
ByGabu Heindl
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chapter 19|12 pages

(Un)settling Urban Cultural Politics

New York's People's Cultural Plan and the Dislocation of Ghosts
ByFriederike Landau-Donnelly
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chapter 20|12 pages

From Dispute, to Controversy, to Crisis

Conceptualizing Unsettling Dynamics in The Hague
ByNanke Verloo
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chapter 21|13 pages

Served but Unsettled

The Contentious Side of Services for the Homeless
ByMassimo Bricocoli, Simon Güntner
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