Sandra Kurfürst

Juniorprofessor

"Cross-cultural and Urban Communication"

Global South Studies Center /

Institute of South Asian and Southeast Asian Studies

University of Cologne

 

Postal Adress:                                     Visitor’s Adress:

Albertus-Magnus-Platz                       Meister-Ekkehart-Str. 11

50931 Cologne                                    50937 Cologne

Germany                                                Germany      

 

Phone +49-221-470/7412  

E-mail:  s.kurfuerst(at)uni-koeln.de 

 

 

Research Interests

Urbanism, media and communication, state-society relations, development, visualization in participatory programmes, audiovisual methods, Hip Hop studies

 

 

Regional Focus

Southeast Asia and the Pearl River Delta

 

 

Research Projects

'Urban Gardening – use and symbolic-communicative functions of urban food production', (ongoing) funded by Professorinnenprogramm, University of Cologne

Urban Gardening has become a major trend in the metropolises of Europe and Northern America. In different cities of the world citizens unite to grow vegetables and fruits in the public spaces of the city. Müller (2011) considers this return of the gardens into the city a new form of urbanism. Read more ...

 

'Redefining public space in Hanoi' (2007-2008), funded by DAAD

The introduction of the economic reform program, Doi Moi, in 1986 opened the door for private sector development in Vietnam, as well as the country’s integration into the world economy. As Hanoi is the national political centre, it occupies an important role in Vietnam’s transformation process. The capital has become a major hub for socio-economic development. Whereas “Hanoi was renowned for its quiet streets in the 1980s” (Drummond 2000: 2382), nowadays it is characterised by its bustling street life. Read more ... 

 

 

Publications

Kurfürst, Sandra, 2010, Die Krise des kleinen Drachens: Vietnams Arbeiter gehen auf die Straße, Südostasien, 2, 7-9

Kurfürst, Sandra, 2010, Die Krise des kleinen Drachens: Vietnams Arbeiter gehen auf die Straße, Südostasien, 2, 7-9

 

Monographs

Kurfürst S (2012) Redefining Public Space in Hanoi. Places, Practices and Meaning. Southeast Asian Modernities 13, Zürich: LIT.

 

Edited Volumes

Hendrich, B/ Kurfürst, S/ Malis, A (eds) (2017) Grenzüberschreitend Forschen. Kulturwissenschaftliche Perspektiven auf Trans*Syndrome. Bielefeld: transcript.

 

Articles

Kurfürst S (2017) From cheap commodity to prestige item - Hanoians longing for clean and safe vegetables. ZANTHRO Working Paper No. 2, Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies, University of Zürich, Switzerland. Available at: http://www.isek.uzh.ch/dam/jcr:80bff8f3-bbc5-4528-a9ff-a2c333d1b412/ZANTHRO_02.pdf

Kurfürst S (2016) Kräftemessen am unteren Mekong: Laotische Staudammprojekte zwischen nationalstaatlichen Interessen, regionaler Kooperation und Zivilgesellschaft. [Power play at the Lower Mekong. Laotian dam projects between national interests, regional cooperation and civil society]. Geographische Rundschau 2/2016: 18-23.

Kurfürst S (2015) Networking Alone? Digital Communications and Collective Action in Vietnam. Journal Of Current Southeast Asian Affairs 34(3): 123-150. Available at: http://journals.sub.uni-hamburg.de/giga/jsaa/article/view/908/915

Kurfürst S (2015) Podiumsdiskussion "Wer stillt Chinas Rohstoffhunger? Südostasien im Fokus" am 12. Mai an der Universität Köln. Südostasien 2: 62.

Hornidge AK and Kurfürst S (2011) Envisioning the Future, Negotiating Public Space in Hanoi and Singapore. International Quaterly for Asian Studies 42 (3-4): 345-369. Available at: http://crossasia-journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php/iaf/article/view/158/153

Kurfürst S et al. (2011) Wer zahlt für was und wen? Soziale Sicherung in Vietnam vor neuen Herausforderungen. Südostasien 4: 13-16.

Kurfürst S (ed) (2011) Special Issue on Public Space. Pacific News 37.

Hornidge AK and Kurfürst S (2010) Envisioning the Future, Conceptualising Public Space. Hanoi and Singapore Negotiating Spaces for Negotiation. Working Paper No. 58, Center for Development Research, University of Bonn, Germany.

Kurfürst S (2010) Die Krise des kleinen Drachens: Vietnams Arbeiter gehen auf die Straße. Südostasien 2: 7-9.              

Waibel M and Kurfürst S (2009) Informeller Straßenhandel in Vietnams Metropolen - Opfer rigoroser Modernisierungsstrategien? Pacific News 32: 15-16.

Kurfürst S and Waibel M (2008) Expansion durch Annexion? Hintergründe und Herausforderungen der administrativen Neugliederung der vietnamesischen Hauptstadt Hanoi. Südostasien 3: 17-20.

Kürten S (2008) Nghiên cứu đô thị hóa như là một thành tô của nghiên cứu phát triển [Urban Studies as a part of Development Studies]. In: Conference on Development Sciences, Hanoi, 6 June 2008.

Kürten S (2008) Die 8X Generation zwischen Konfuzianismus und Harajuku Mode. Südostasien 2: 15-17.

Kürten S (2008) Transformation of Public Space in Hanoi. Asien 108: 67-79.

Kürten S (2005) Securing a Livelihood in Hanoi. In: Büchel R, Derks A, Loosli S and Thüler S (eds.), Exploring Social (In-) Securities in Asia. Working Paper No. 31, Institute for Social Anthropology. University of Berne.

 

Book Chapters:

Kurfürst S/ Hendrich, B/ Malis, A (2017) Grenzüberschreitend Forschen - Zur Trans-Perspektive in der Kulturwissenschaft. In: Hendrich, B/ Kurfürst, S/ Malis A (eds) Grenzüberschreitend Forschen. Kulturwissenschaftliche Perspektiven auf Trans*Syndrome. Bielefeld: transcript, pp. 7-18.

Kurfürst S (2017) Trans-Occupy: Organisation und Kommunikation der Regenschirmbewegung in Hongkong. In: Hendrich, B/ Kurfürst, S/ Malis A (eds) Grenzüberschreitend Forschen. Kulturwissenschaftliche Perspektiven auf Trans*Syndrome. Bielefeld: transcript, pp. 97-115.

Kurfürst S (2016) 6,700 people for 6,700 trees - the evolvement of an urban community of practice. In: Rachmawati R, Pomeroy G, Mookherjee D (eds) Rapid Urbanisation and Sustainable Development in Asia. Yogyakarta: Badan Penerbit Fakultas Geografi. Universitas Gadjah Mada, pp. 519-523. [pr]

Kurfürst S (2014) Flowers, rites and social cohesion: An ethnographic study of three urban villages. In: 25 NĂM VIỆT NAM HỌC theo định hướng liên ngành. Hanoi: The Gioi, pp. 691-708.

Kurfürst S (2014) Hanoi. In: Hiery H (ed) Lexikon zur Überseegeschichte. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner.

Kurfürst S (2012) Informality as a strategy: Street traders facing constant insecurity. In: McFarlane C and Waibel M (eds) Urban Informalities: Reflections on the Formal and Informal, Ashgate, pp. 89-111. [pr]

 

Book Reviews:

Kurfürst S (2014) Hanoi, eine nachsozialistische Moderne. Beobachtungen, Impressionen, Reflexionen, by Heinz Schütte. Reviewed in:  H-Soz-Kult. [Online]. Available at: www.hsozkult.de/publicationreview/id/rezbuecher-19934