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Dr. Claudia Seldin

Lupe

Associate Researcher and Lecturer

Center for Metropolitan Studies
TU Berlin
Hardenbergstraße 16-18
HBS-6, Room 116
10623 Berlin
+49 30 31428408

E-Mail: ,

Research Focus

  • Research Methodology, Decolonial and Postcolonial Methodologies
  • Strategic Urban Planning, Temporary Urbanism and DIY Urbanism
  • City Marketing, Urban Branding and Placemaking in Berlin
  • Cultural Policies and Cultural Resistance Movements in South America and Europe
  • Spatial Re-figuration through Digitalization and Networking

Research Projects

2022
The Connected City: Changing Spatial Paradigms or New Branding Strategy? Center for Metropolitan Studies, TU Berlin & IRS Leibniz-Institute für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung

2020-2022
Temporary and Tactical Urbanism as 21st Century Urban Planning Trends. Center for Metropolitan Studies, TU Berlin.

2018-2019
Culture in Unusual Spaces. Graduate Program in Urbanism, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

2015-2019
Temporary Uses of Space Through Culture. Graduate Program in Urbanism, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

2011-2012
Rio de Janeiro's Public Policy Network. Institute of Research, Urban and Regional Planning (Ippur), Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

2010-2017
Cultures and Resistances in the City. Graduate Program in Urbanism, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

2010-2012
City and Culture: Reflections on the Contemporary Public Space. Brazilian Ministry of Culture, Federal Universities of Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais and Bahia.

2006-2008
Transformations in the Agenda of Public Space Policies - Intentions, Interventions, Effects. Graduate Program in Urbanism, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and Institut für Europäische Urbanistik (IfEU), Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

2004-2009
Culture in Public Policies: Possibilities of Its Use as a Tool for Social Development. Graduate Program in Urbanism, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

Appointments

2022
Lecturer - Urban Management Program, TU Berlin, Germany

2022
Associate Researcher and Lecturer - Center for Metropolitan Studies, TU Berlin, Germany

2022
Visiting Fellow - IRS Leibniz-Institute für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung, Germany

2020-2022
Research Fellow and Junior Visiting Professor – Center For Metropolitan Studies, TU Berlin, Germany

2015-2019
Research Fellow – Graduate Program for Urbanism, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil

2015-2017
Assistant Professor – Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil

2010-2015
Research Associate - Graduate Program for Urbanism, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil

Curriculum Vitae

Qualifications

2015
PhD in Urbanism, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil

2013
Promotion (Split PhD) in Architektur und Urbanistik , Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany

2008
Master in Urbanism, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil

2005
Bachelor in Architecture and Urbanism, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil

Fellowships

2022
Seed Funding - Department of International Affairs - Americas, Section Intl. Scientific Cooperation, TU Berlin

2022
Visiting Fellow - IRS Leibniz-Institute für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung, Germany

2020-2022
Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung and Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES), Postdoc Research and Junior Visiting Professor

2015-2019
Rio de Janeiro Research Foundation (FAPERJ) and Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES), Postdoc Research.

2013
Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES-PDSE), Split PhD Travel Grant

2011-2015
National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Full PhD Scholarship

2010-2011
National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Technical Support to Research

2007
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), Split Masters Travel Grant

2006-2008
National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Full Master Scholarship

2004-2005
National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Scientific Initiation Grant

Awards and Distinctions

2019
Honorable Mention – Outstanding Research Project (Supervision) at the 10th Week of University Integration (SIAc): “Unusual Spaces: Cine Taquara and Realengo Flyover Cultural Space”. Awarded by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2017
VIII Milton Santos Article Prize – Best Article of the Year: “Cultural Practices as Urban Insurgencies: The Case of Kunsthaus Tacheles in Berlin”. Awarded by the Brazilian National Association of Graduate Research in Urban & Regional Planning (ANPUR). São Paulo, Brazil.

2017
2nd Place at the 5th Saint-Gobain Prize for Architecture and Sustainable Habitat (Supervision). Awarded by Saint- Gobain, São Paulo, Brazil.

2016
CAPES PhD Dissertation Prize - Best PhD Dissertation in Architecture and Urbanism: “From Cultural Capitals to Creative Cities”. Awarded by CAPES/Brazilian Ministry of Education. Brasília, Brazil.

Publications

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Seldin, C.; Barros, C. C. A.; Ribeiro, P. V.; Michelini, V. (2023). “Contested and Contesting:  Understanding Bottom-Up Territories of Culture in Unequal Cities”. Debats. Journal on Culture, Power and Society. (forthcoming)

Seldin, C. (2022). “Book Review: Subaltern Geographies”. Urban Studies, March online, 1-3. doi.org/10.1177/00420980221079248

Seldin, C. (2021). “Agonistic Articulations in the 'Creative' City: On New Actors and Activism in Berlin's Cultural Politics, by Friederike Landau”. International Journal of Cultural Policy, 26 (7): 845-848. doi.org/10.1080/10286632.2021.1949005

Seldin, C.; Barros, C. C. A.; Costa, P. V.; Gavinho, T. I. (2020). “Peripheral Creativity: Temporary Cultural Uses as Alternatives to Inefficient Policies?”. International Journal of Cultural Policy, 26 (6): 771-790. doi.org/10.1080/10286632.2020.1811246

Seldin, C. (2020). “The Voices of Berlin: Busking in a Creative City”. Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research, 12 (2): 233-255. doi.org/10.3384/cu.2000.1525.20200609a

Seldin, C. and Canedo, J. 2018. “Housing in ‘Intramural Favelas’: Considerations on New Forms of Urban Expansion in Contemporary Times”, CITIES, Communities and Territories, 37, 16-32. dx.doi.org/10.15847/citiescommunitiesterritories.dec2018.037.art02

Seldin, C. 2015. “Práticas Culturais Como Insurgências Urbanas: O Caso do Squat Kunsthaus Tacheles em Berlim (Cultural Practices as Urban Insurgencies: The Case of Kunsthaus Tacheles in Berlin)”, Revista Brasileira de Estudos Urbanos e Regionais, 17(3), 68-85. dx.doi.org/10.22296/2317-1529.2015v17n3p68

Seldin, C. 2014. “The Creative Shift – Considerations on the 21st Century Approach to Cultural Urban Planning: The Case of Berlin”, InterArtive: A Platform for Contemporary Art and Thought, 65 (digital). doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.14822637

Seldin, C. 2012. “Fabricando Resistências: Primeiras Notas para a Compreensão de Territórios Culturais no Mundo Contemporâneo”, Cadernos PPG-AU/FAUFBA, 10 (2), 39-53.

Monographs

Seldin, C. 2017. Imagens Urbanas e Resistências: Das Capitais de Cultura às Cidades Criativas (Urban Images and Resistances: From Capitals of Culture to Creative Cities). Rio de Janeiro: Rio Books.

Edited Books

Vaz, L. F. and Seldin, C. (eds.) 2018. Culturas e Resistências na Cidade (Cultures and Resistances in the City). Rio de Janeiro: Rio Books.

Chapters in Books

Seldin, C.; Barros, C. C. A. (2022/2023). “Temporary Spaces in Unequal Cities: Building Situated Knowledge, not Best Practices”. In Turan, B. Y.; Christ, M. C.; Cerulli, C. (ed.). Getting Political in the Neoliberal City: Resistance, Transformation, and the Practice of Design for Social and Environmental Justice, Routledge. (forthcoming)

Vaz, L. F. and Seldin, C. 2018. “Culturas e Resistências na Cidade”. In Vaz, L. F. and Seldin C. (Eds.), Culturas e Resistências na Cidade. Rio de Janeiro: Rio Books, 09-23

Seldin, C. and Ledo, G. 2018. “Uma Leitura do Rio: Suas Representações e os Locais Contemporâneos de Reinvenção Literária”. In Vaz, L. F. and Seldin C. (Eds.), Culturas e Resistências na Cidade. Rio de Janeiro: Rio Books, 93-111.

Seldin, C., Rocha, R. R. D. and Martins, R. R. 2018. “Luz, Câmera e Periferia”. In Vaz, L. F. and Seldin C. (Eds.), Culturas e Resistências na Cidade. Rio de Janeiro: Rio Books, 123-139.

Seldin, C., Martins, R. R. and Rocha, R. R. D. 2017. “The New ‘Periphery Cinema’ of Rio de Janeiro – Comprehending the City through Art”. In Castoro, M. and Vasilikou, C. (Eds), Urban Artscapes: Essays on Political and Cultural Contexts. Jefferson: McFarland, 101-113.

Seldin, C. and Vaz, L. F. 2017. “O Parque Sitiê na Favela do Vidigal: Um Novo Espaço”. In Constantino, N. R. T., Rosin, J. A. R. G. and Benini, S. M. (Eds.), Paisagem: Natureza, Cultura e o Imaginário. Tupã: Editora ANAP, 47-58.

Seldin, C. 2017. “Do Lixo ao Luxo: o Parque e Instituto Sitiê na Favela do Vidigal”. In AEAULP (Ed.). Desafios à Cidade. Facetas de uma Urbanização em Ritmo Acelerado: Volume 02 (A Língua Que Habitamos). Lisbon: CreateSpace, 334-343.

Vaz, L. F. and Seldin, C. 2016. “From the Precarious to the Hybrid: The Case of the Maré Complex in Rio de Janeiro”. In Kosmala, K.; Imas, M. (Eds), Precarious Spaces: The Arts, Social and Organizational Change. Bristol/Chicago: Intellect, 37-59.

Seldin, C. and Ledo, I. 2014. “Preparations for the Sports Mega-Events in Brazil and the Popular Protests of 2013.” In Elleh, N. (Ed.), Reading the Architecture of the Underprivileged Classes. Surrey / Burlington: Ashgate, 193-208.

Seldin, C. 2013. “Cidade, Cultura, Participação e Política.” In Ferro, L., Raposo, O. and Abrantes, P. (Eds.), Urban Culture in Action. Politics, Practices and Lifestyles. Lisbon: ISCTE, 163-180.

Seldin, C. 2013. “Notas sobre a Necessidade do Desenvolvimento de Políticas Urbano-Culturais no Brasil”. In Werner, C., Oliveira, F. G. and Ribeiro, P. (Eds.), Políticas Públicas: Interações e Urbanidades. Rio de Janeiro: Letra Capital, 114-132.

Vaz, L. F., Seldin, C. and Silva, C. R. A. B. 2012. “Notas sobre a Experiência de uma Política Pública Integrada: O Caso do Bairro-Escola em Nova Iguaçu”. In: Egler, T. T. C. and Tavares, H. M. (Eds.), Política Pública, Rede Social e Território. Rio de Janeiro: Letra Capital, 51-68.

Vaz, L. F., Andrade, L. S. and Seldin, C. 2011. “Um Constante Desafio: A Caixa Econômica Federal e os Financiamentos Públicos para a Habitação”. In Freire, A. and Gomes, A. C. (Eds.), Bancos Públicos no Brasil: A Trajetória da Caixa Econômica Federal. Rio de Janeiro: CPDOC, 166-195.

Vaz, L. F. and Seldin, C. 2008. “Bairro-Escola: Espaços Públicos em uma Política Urbana Integrada”. In Vaz, L. F., Andrade, L. S. and Guerra, M. W. (Eds.), Espaços Públicos nas Políticas Urbanas: Estudos sobre o Rio de Janeiro e Berlim

Seldin, C. 2012. “Fabricando Resistências: Primeiras Notas para a Compreensão de Territórios Culturais no Mundo Contemporâneo”, Cadernos PPG-AU/FAUFBA, 10 (2), 39-53.

Presentations (selection)

2022
‘Artwashing’ as a Real-Estate Strategy: Creative Revamping and Programmed Gentrification in Berlin. Presented at the V Midterm Conference of European Sociological Association’s Research Network 37 (Urban Sociology), Georg Simmel Center for Metropolitan Research – Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin - Germany, October 05-07.

2022
Urban Branding Strategies and Spatial Reconfigurations in the 21st Century Berlin: From the Creative to the Connected City. Presented at the IRS Seminar, IRS Leibniz-Institute für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung, Erkner - Germany, July 11.

2021
Subaltern and (In)Subordinate: Contested Cultural Territories in the Peripheries of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Presented at the Congrès de l'Institut des Amériques (IdA), Institut des Amériques online - France, September 23.

2021
Berlin’s Cultural Sector and the Pandemic: From Virtual Reality to Flexible Spaces: Future Perspectives. Presented at the 15th Conference of the European Sociological Association, Barcelona - Spain, September 1.

2021
Defining Contested Territories of Culture in Brazil. Presented at the RC21: Sensing the City Conference, Antwerp - Belgium, July 15.

2021
The Challenges for Cultural Spaces during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Collaborative Spaces and Temporary Uses in Berlin. Presented at the KISMIF Conference 2021 – DIY Culture and Global Challenges, Universidade do Porto, Porto – Portugal, July 8.

2021
A Insurgência e as Cidades Criativas: Por uma Análise Crítica do Marketing Urbano (Insurgency and Creative Cities: Towards a Critical Analysis of Urban Marketing). Presented at the Permanent Forum of Unicamp, Próreitoria de Extensão e Cultura (PROEC) Campinas State University, Campinas - Brazil, April 4.

2019
Peripheral Creativity: Temporary Cultural Uses as Alternatives to Inefficient Policies. Presented at the Cultural Pluralism in Cities of the Global South Conference, European University Institute, Florence - Italy, March 21.

2018
Urban Images and Resistances. Presented at the Autografias Session, Centre for Research and Formation - SESC, São Paulo - Brazil, August 24.

2018
Urban Branding: The City as Scenery. Presented at the 4th National Day of Architecture, Theater and Culture, Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro - Brazil, August 22.

2018
Culture, Temporary Uses and Unusual Spaces in Rio de Janeiro. Presented at the Third International Conference of Young Urban Researchers, ISCTE, Lisbon – Portugal, June 21.

2018
Cultural Experiences in the Carioca Favelas and Peripheries: Actions and Spaces. Presented at the Extension Program Patrimonial Education: A Look at the City & Urban Space, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro - Brazil, June 07.

2016
From the Capital of Culture to the Creative City. Presented at the PROURB Colloquium, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro - Brazil, April 20.

2014
21st Century Berlin: Poster City for the Creative Paradigm (and for Urban Resistance). Presented at the Berlin Unlimited Urban Festival, Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik (ZK/U), Berlin – Germany, September 07.

2013
What Is Going on in Rio de Janeiro? The Mega-Events and Protests of 2013. Presented at the Kamingespräche der Urbanistik, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Weimar - Germany, July 10.

2013
The New “Periphery Cinema” of Rio de Janeiro – Comprehending the City through Art. Presented at the Artscapes: Urban art and the Public Conference, University of Kent, Canterbury - England (UK), June 26.

2011
City, Culture, Participation and Politics. Presented at the Second International Conference of Young Urban Researchers, ISCTE, Lisbon - Portugal, November 12.

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