metaMorphology Lab in St. Petersburg


Dear colleagues and friends
I would like to invite you and your students to the Meta-morphology summer-school Lab at the Science and Technology Studies Center at European University at St. Petersburg – 17-30 August 2016.

This workshop explores the landscape of the invisible city, using digital traces to unveil, measure and study the meta-morphology of the city. Participants will a use large dataset of location-based social media from Instagram and open source GIS software. They will also physically observe selected locations and compare their findings with the patterns revealed by analysis of Instagram images. In particular we will study the relation between urban amenities – such as retail, food establishments, and other services – and the image of place to gain a new understanding of the invisible relations between social practices and urban space.