Videos from the Marshrutka Project Summer School 2

After many months and efforts by our cinematographer and editor Ana Tsimintia, and support of our colleague at public relations office at IfL, Dr. Peter Wittmann, we can finally share the videos from the Marshrutka project Summer School 2 on “Eurasian Mobilities in a Global Perspective”. You will find a short, overview video here. Even more […]

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Marshrutka Stories: A Visual Archive

The following article is dedicated to the visual archive, exhibited throughout the Marshrutka project’ final conference ‘Spatial dynamics of informal and shared mobilities’ November 8-10, 2018, Technical University Berlin. Here you can have a look at the entire Marshrutka Stories – A Visual Archive.    Credits: We devote this visual archive to the memory of Rustam Abdunazarov, our […]

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Aftermath of the Marshrutka project’s final conference: Spatial dynamics of informal and shared mobilities

After three years of research, three summer schools and four workshops held in four different countries, forty researchers, the Marshrutka project-members and external-scholars, as well as artists and external visitors came together at the Marshrutka project’s final conference “Spatial dynamics of informal and shared mobilities”. The conference was held in Berlin in cooperation with the […]

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Theorising informality and social embeddedness for the study of informal transport. Lessons from the marshrutka mobility phenomenon – marshrutka paper publication

Just a few days ago, on 15th of January 2019, marshrutka-project researchers Wladimir Sgibnev and Lela Rekhviashvili published a paper on “Theorising informality and social embeddedness for the study of informal transport. Lessons from the marshrutka mobility phenomenon” at the Journal of Transport Geography. This time the focus lies more on theory, which makes it an very interesting […]

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The Marshrutka Project Summer School 2: Eurasian Mobilities in a Global Perspective

The latest marshrutka-project-summer-school was held in Tblisi and Stepantsminda, Georgia between 25th and 30th of June. The school invited about 30 young and advanced researchers to discuss two thematic packages: [1] Mobilities and multiple transformations in Eurasian cities and [2] Informal transport and ride-sharing the global North and South. The school opening public event – […]

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Placing Transport Workers on the Agenda: The Conflicting Logics of Governing Mobility on Bishkek’s Marshrutkas – marshrutka paper publication

In early June 2018 marshrutka-project researchers Wladimir Sgibnev and Lela Rekhviashvili published a paper on “Placing Transport Workers on the Agenda: The Conflicting Logics of Governing Mobility on Bishkek’s Marshrutkas” at Antipode, A Radical Journal of Geography. Abstract Transport workers are conspicuously absent from both mobilities and urban studies literature. This paper therefore starts out […]

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Call for Applications – The Marshrutka Project’s final conference: Spatial dynamics of informal and shared mobilities  

                        Call for Applications The Marshrutka Project’s final conference: Spatial dynamics of informal and shared mobilities  Dates: 8-10 November 2018; Location: TU Berlin main campus Organisers: Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography, Leipzig, Germany Technical University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany   Conference theme: The ride-sharing/ride-sourcing companies […]

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Women’s mobility and ‘transport-related social exclusion’ in Bishkek – paper publication

In late december the marshrutka project researchers Cholpon Turdalieva and fellow researcher Christopher Edling published a paper on “Women’s mobility and ‘transport-related social exclusion’ in Bishkek” in the journal “Mobilities”. Abstract This paper analyses gendered mobilities in Bishkek in the space of the most popular form of public transport: the minibus, or ‘marshrutka’. As the means by […]

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Uber, Marshrutkas and socially (dis-)embedded mobilities – paper publication

The marshrutka project researchers, Lela Rekhviashvili and Wladimir Sgibnev have just published a paper on “Uber, Marshrutkas and socially (dis-)embedded mobilities” published by the Journal of Transport History. Abstract This article offers a first comparative discussion about ride-sharing (ride-sourcing) practices and informal transport. It focuses primarily on Uber, and marshrutkas – a socially and economically […]

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Dialoguing between the Posts

See the invitation for a lecture in the scope of Dialoguing between the Posts Seminar Series, organised by Mithilesh Kumar, the participant of the Marshrutka projects first workshop in Kzrgzystan, at the Centre for Development Practice and Research, Patna, India. At the special Lecture / Workshop on Feb. 5, 2018 from 12:00PM to 1:30PM in […]

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