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Martina Löw

German sociologist Professor Martina Löw (TU Darmstadt) is part of a group of urban scholars who are looking at cities’ “intrinsic logic,” that is to say the specific and ‘typical’ characteristics that ‘silently’ contribute to the meaning of a particular city.

Martina Löw’s work focuses on space-related social analysis, urban and regional sociology. She had previously held the positions at the Institute of Social Research in Frankfurt. In 2000 she was awarded the Christian-Wolff- Prize.

Professor Löw will be at York from September 21-25, 2011 during which time she will participate in the workshop “Centre and Periphery in a Federated Structure: Canada and the EU” presented by the European Union Centre of Excellence project housed at CCGES. She will also contribute to The Future of Cities, a series of international conversations presented by the Goethe-Institut Toronto and York’s CITY Institute, by participating in “Intrinsic Logic: – Global Times: New Global Cities”, an event that will take place on Thursday, September 22nd at the Urbanspace Gallery, Toronto (401 Richmond Street West).

Professor Löw’s stay at York has been made possible by the DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service.