Peer reviewed journal article now published. Visiting Prof. Anuschka Kutz

Peer reviewed journal article now published. Visiting Prof. Anuschka Kutz

Our peer reviewed article “Tactics, Spaces, and Networks of Older People in the City: A Spatial-Ethnographic Study” in The Journal of Aging and Social Change has been published and is available either in printed format or as PDF download at Common Ground Publishing, Illinois, USA. The article is a theoretical appraisal of a spatial ethnographic pilot study carried out during a research residency at Academy Schloss Solitude. It unfolds and discusses everyday spatial tactics and practices of Senior Citizens in Stuttgart, Germany. By tracing their ad-hoc and long-term efforts to appropriate urban realms and to partake in public life, including how they form new networks and inhabit unexpected spaces, the article illuminates everyday practices of a demographic spectrum that is often overlooked in the discussion on urban design. The article was published in an academic journal that is so far dominated by other disciplines, such as Sociology, Health, Economy and Social Science and constitutes a conscious effort to break disciplinary boundaries and to establish a link to other disciplinary discourses whilst establishing the field of architecture and urban practice in the debate on demographic and social change. The article was co-authored by Andrea Benze and is a collaborative project between offsea_office for socially engaged architecture / Andrea Benze and Anuschka Kutz, the University of Bighton and the Academy Schloss Solitude.

Benze, Andrea and Anuschka Kutz.  2018. “Tactics, Spaces, and Networks of Older People in the City: A Spatial-Ethnographic Study”. The Journal of Aging and Social Change, Issue 1 / 2018, Common Ground Publishing, pp. 3 – 44.

ISSN: 2576-5310 (Print); ISSN: 2576-5329 (Online).

Available at:  https://doi.org/10.18848/2576-5310/CGP/v08i01/27-44

Read the introduction here.



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