Recent Book Publications

We are very happy to announce the publication of two books, which are not necessarily academic, but still convey our academic findings in quite a colourful and accessible manner. The first is the “Picture Book” of the ira.urban project (http://www.ira-urban.de/) on urban reconfigutations in post-Soviet space, which some of you might already know. The project […]

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Upcoming conference in Germany, Summer 2017

As the weeks in early-Summer are progressing steadily, the next Marshrutka Workshop in Germany is approaching. From 5th to 9th of July 2017 13 Members of the marshutka-team will be travelling to Berlin to meet up and share a welcome dinner in the evening of 5th. The actual Conference will take place just north of […]

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Two project publications on marshrutkas in Tajikistan

Our PhD candidate Rustam Abdunazarov has published a short piece on the development of Tajikistan’s marshrutka system. The open-access Russian-language article which saw the light of day in the Bulletin of the Tajik National University, gives some details on the regulatory environment and the socio-economic conditions of marshrutka system development, and also provides insights on […]

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Some more upcoming events this Summer

Dear Marhrutka team, some time ago we already presented you some upcoming conferences this Summer. There are two more conferences we would like to present you:   “Living-infrastructures-conference-call and Global South” This conference in Volgograd, 27th till 28th of April,  is for people who are interested in mobiliy and especially in Marhsrutkas with our collegue […]

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Upcoming conferences and Summer schools 2017

Dear Marshrutka team, also in 2017 there will be some interesting conferences and summer schools we would like to present you. Maybe they match to your actual researches or interests !   conferences: CfP: The Ins and Outs of Socialism, Lviv, August 25-27, 2017 This conference in Lviv/Ukraine is inviting scholars who are studying socialist […]

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Marshrutkascape: Photography project by Chiara Dazi

Throughout January 18-21st 2017, Berlin based photographer Chiara Dazi will join the marshrutka project’s network-wide meeting and will hold a photography workshop for the participants. Chiara has taken interest in and started photographing marshrutkas during her stays in Moldova and is planning to continue working on the “Marshrutkascape” project in Georgia, Tbilisi, in winter 2017 […]

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“Informal” Public Transport in Tbilisi, the marshrutkas: How do they reshape urban life?

Mikheil Svanidze presents at Friedrich-Schiller University Jena 18:00, 12 December, 2016 Acchouchierhaus (Room 101) Jenergasse 8, Jena     Abstract: Informal private providers of mobility, vans known in most former Soviet Union as marshrutkas are since last 20 years central suppliers of transportation. They have moved at the height of the collapse of municipal transport […]

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The Marshrutka project members presented at the Post-Socialist Street Workshop

The Marshrutka project members, Lela Rekhviashvili, Wladimir Sgibnev and Tonio Weicker have recently presented their research outcomes at the workshop The Post-Socialist Street: rising car mobility in comparative perspective. The international workshop was held in Regensburg throughout October 6-8, 2016. The workshop was organized by Prof. Dr. Ger Duijzings (Graduate School for East and Southeast […]

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Female Passengers on the Public Transport (Marshrutka case) in Bishkek

Doctor Cholpon Turdalieva presents at Humboldt University 18:00, 5 December, 2016 Central Asia Seminar Institute for African and Asian Studies Humboldt University Invalidenstraße 118 (room 507), Berlin Front seats are reserved for elder People Abstract The presentation  analyses gendered mobilities in Bishkek in the space of the most popular public transport: the minibus, or “marshrutka.” […]

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PhD Summer School Impressions

The PhD Summer School was embedded in the research and network project Fluid mobilities for cities in transformation: spatial dynamics of marshrutkas in Central Asia and the Caucasus (Marshrutka Project). Within the scope of the project, we wanted to gain insights into transformation processes through the lens of changing mobility practices. The summer school was […]

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