Urban Creativity Lund

Project: NetworkInterdisciplinary research

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences


  • urban creativity, street art, graffiti, parkour, urban kreativitet, urban art, gentrification, urban exploration, makerspaces, DIY


Urban Creativity Lund is an interdisciplinary network of researchers focusing on practices and phenomena that have the potential to push legal, moral and cultural boundaries by exploring alternative ways of using and understanding the city. Examples of urban creativity include, but are not limited to, street art, graffiti, urban foraging (dumpster diving), parkour, skateboarding and guerrilla gardening.

Founded as a research theme at the Pufendorf Institute for Advanced Studies in 2018, the network collaborates internationally with researchers, practitioners and other actors interested in urban creativity. A central component of the network's activities is to move discussions about urban creativity and its potentials beyond academia and engage with the wider public.

The main concrete objectives of the network are to:

A) carry on the Urban Creativity Seminar that was established during the Urban Creativity Pufendorf IAS Theme in 2018-2019;

B) arrange and/or participate in public events, both nationally and internationally. This includes the continuation of the "Ask the Professor" initiative which began during the Urban Creativity Pufendorf IAS Theme in 2018-2019;

C) edit a book on the basis of the work conducted in the Urban Creativity Pufendorf IAS Theme in 2018-2019 as well as selected presentations from the Lund Urban Creativity Conference 2019;

D) write further research applications to support the network's continued activities (e.g. research, seminars, conferences, publications).

Layman's description

Research network focused on urban creativity.
Short titleUrban Creativity Lund
Effective start/end date2019/05/15 → …


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