Unsettled Everyday Lives and Young People’s (Non)Digital Access to Urban Public Space. An Intersectional Research Project on Social Inequality


Project Details

  • Consortium:

    TU Wien, Institut für Raumplanung, Interdisciplinary Centre for Urban Culture and Public Space

    FH Campus Wien, Soziale Arbeit Bachelorstudium

    FH Technikum Wien, Department Computer Science

    Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Institute of Human Sciences of PUC Minas.

    Bar-Ilan University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Geography and Environment

Project Contact Information

  • Sabine Knierbein, TU Wien


The YOUTH project seeks to create a comprehensive methodological framework for studying youthhood within the context of social inequality and its intersection with public social media platforms. This framework aims to understand youthhood as a constructed reality with discursive, symbolic, and material dimensions, impacting urban public spaces and their representation. The project employs action research in collaboration with NGOs to empower young people, especially in their use of digital and non-digital means to access public spaces and overcome structural disadvantages. A spring school will be organized to refine this framework and outline a new research agenda.

Outcome Summary

follows with the completion of the project