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Dr. Nicolas Zehner

B04 : Locative Media II

Researcher

Technische Universität Berlin
Sekretariat BH 5-1 | Room BH-N 204
Ernst-Reuter-Platz 1
10587 Berlin

+49 (0)30 314-73782

n.zehner@tu-berlin.de

CV

  • Relevant Work Expierence

  • since 2023

    Technical University Berlin | Berlin, Germany
    - Post-doctoral researcher at Collaborative research centre 1265 “Re-Figuration of Spaces”
    - Subproject “Locative Media II: New Spatial Realities between Conflict and Coexistence”
    (Supervisor: Prof Ingo Schulz-Schaeffer)

  • 2023

    Weizenbaum Institute | Berlin, Germany
    Associated researcher at “Digitalisation, Sustainability, Participation” research group (Supervisor: Dr. André Ullrich)

  • 2023

    Weizenbaum Institute | Berlin, Germany
    - Open Research Fellow at “Digitalisation, Sustainability, Participation” research group (Supervisor: Dr. André Ullrich)

  • since 2023

    The University of Edinburgh | Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    - Research Affiliate at Edinburgh Futures Institute

  • 2021

    The University of Edinburgh | Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    - Research assistant, conducting a mapping exercise on cities and infrastructures-related research in the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

  • Edcuation

  • 2018–2023

    The University of Edinburgh | Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    - Ph.D. Sociology (Supervisors: Prof. Nick Prior, Dr. Nathan Coombs)
    - Dissertation title: “Envisaging Dataist Modernity: The Construction of Edinburgh’s Innovation Apparatus”

  • 2021–2022

    Harvard University | Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
    - Pre-doctoral fellowship at Program on Science, Technology and Society
    - Supervisor: Prof. Sheila Jasanoff

  • 2016–2017

    The University of Warwick | Coventry, United Kingdom
    - M.A. International Political Economy. Distinction (Top 5%)
    - Dissertation title: How does Social Acceleration Influence the Imagination of Alternative Economic
    Futures?

Research Focus

    • Smart urbanism

    • Civic technology

    • Higher education-driven urban development

    • Urban futuring

Publications

  • Books

    • Zehner, N. (forthcoming) “Envisaging Dataist Modernity: The Construction of Edinburgh’s Innovation Apparatus”, Transcript Verlag.

  • Peer-reviewed book chapters

    • Zehner et al. (forthcoming) “From Safe(r) Space to Safe(r) Spacing”: Queer Spatial Conflict in Cape Town and Berlin, in: Knoblauch, H., Pfetsch, B. and Sommer, V. (forthcoming) Conflicts in Space – Spatial Conflicts. Current Research Perspectives. Routledge.

    • Zehner, N. (2022) “The Civic University as a Key Agent in the Production of Urban Space” in: McGregor, C., Currie, M and Knox, J. (2022) “Data Justice and the Right to the City”, Edinburgh University Press.

  • Peer-reviewed journal articles

    • Zehner, N. and Durán del Fierro (2024) “The University as Infrastructure of Becoming: Re-Activating Academic Freedom through Humility in times of Radical Uncertainty”, Social Epistemology.

  • Reviews

    • Double book review of Göran Therborn (2017) Cities of Power. The Urban, the National, the Popular, the Global and Michael Sorkin (2018) What goes up. The Right and Wrongs to the City in: Environment and Planning D: Society and Space.

  • Blogposts