The "Stadtlabor for Multimodal Anthropology" aims at developing ‘an anthropology of/as urbanism’. It critically explores governmental, everyday, insurgent and more-than-human practices of city making. It also experiments with ethnography as a more-than-textual, multimodal practice.



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Student Project "Ageing Cities"

"Ageing Cities" Zine

Learn more about the publication featuring the various student projects conducted within the framework of WiSe 21/22´s “Ageing Cities” course.

Multimodal guided bus tour

Sensing and making sense of cities as wave fields

A little bit more than a year ago, on the 8th of July 2022, more than 50 STS-scholars attending the European Association of Science and Technology Studies (EASST) conference in Madrid participated in a three-hour “thermodynamic” bus ride organised by the WAVEMATTERS-team. On this bus ride, Jos Temprano and Victor Rovira, a local team of a filmmaker and a soundrecordist, joined us and together we produced this video of the ride through heat.

Fieldwork: In search of 5G waves in Brussels

The “Urban Vibrations” research team has now set out for fieldwork in Europe and the USA. Here, we share some insights from Brussels, where EU policy makers promote 5G innovation while citizens demonstrate against ‘smart communities’. 

Master Theses

Here is an overview of outstanding master theses submitted at the Department of Urban Anthropology.

Bachelor Theses

Here is an overview of outstanding bachelor theses submitted at the Department of Urban Anthropology.

Elisabeth Luggauer


Elisabeth’s work focuses on urban spaces and multispecies relations – she has special interests in multispecies and multimodal ethnography and in southeast European cities.