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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THE FIRST MARSHRUTKA PROJECT PUBLICATION: ASSEMBLAGES OF MOBILITY

Assemblages of mobility: the marshrutkas of Central Asia  Central Asian Survey Volume 35, Issue 2, 2016 Special Issue:   Urban spaces and lifestyles in Central Asia and beyond Wladimir Sgibnev & Andrey Vozyanov ABSTRACT This article addresses reconfigurations of urban space in Central Asia through the lens of marshrutka mobility. Marshrutka-based transport is – together with […]

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SUMMER SCHOOL ON SPACE, MOBILITY AND TRANSFORMATION AUGUST 14-18, 2016

PhD Summer School Organisers: Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (IfL), Leipzig, Germany American University of Central Asian (AUCA), Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Location: Bishkek and Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan Dates: 14.08.2016 – 18.08.2016 The PhD Summer School is embedded in the research and network project Fluid mobilities for cities in transformation: spatial dynamics of marshrutkas in Central Asia and […]

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PANEL DISCUSSION: ARE OUR CITIES STILL POST-SOCIALIST?

Panel Discussion AUCA STAB IFL August 14, 2016 Are our cities Still Post Socialist? August 14, 2016 10:00 – 12:00 American University of Central Asia, Bishkek 7/6 Aaly Tokombaev Street, Room 410   Organisers:  American University of Central Asian (AUCA), Bishkek STAB, School of Theory and Activism, Bishkek Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (IfL), Leipzig, Germany […]

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