Migration,Organization,and UrbanEntrepreneurship


How can we understand migration as organizational and entrepreneurial force and phenomenon? How does migration reorganize the cities we live in, its spaces, practices and imaginaries? The European Summer Academy will investigate organizational practices, forms and atmospheres of “migrant organizing”. We will explore the city of Berlin as empirical site of organizing: from small‑scale entrepreneurship to globalized networks, from political initiatives to protest movements, from spaces of solidarity and care to sites of struggle, from the historical embeddedness of migration in the urban landscape to the city’s contemporary transformations.


Monday, May 29th
19.00 Welcome Dinner

Day 1 (Tuesday, May 30th) / Location: Sinema Transtopia
9.30-11.00 Conceptual groundwork: Migration, Organization and Urban Entrepreneurship
11.30-12.30 Forming fieldwork groups around themes and sites
13.30-15.00 Groupwork: reading and discussing each other’s texts, formulate key theses
15.00-15.30 Exemplary poster presentations
16.00-16.30 Introduction to fieldwork
16.30-18.30 Preparing fieldwork in groups
18.30-19.00 Fieldwork plan, feedback

Day 2 (Wednesday, May 31st)/ Location: Various
9.00-18:00 Fieldwork
Groups will be visited by lecturers during the day to discuss first findings and the progress of the fieldwork
17.00-19.00 Check-in for feedback discussions

Day 3 (Thursday June 1st)/ Location: Various
9.00-16.00 Fieldwork
16.00-18.00 Feedback discussion of fieldwork and next steps
18.30 – Joint dinner: Golgatha Biergarten

Day 4 (Friday June 2nd) / Location: Sinema Transtopia (morning) ExRotaprint from 14.00
09:00-10:00 How to work the with material
10:00-14.00 Group work: Analysis of Material
*Relocated to ExRotaprint*
14.00- Preparing the exhibition

Day 5 (Saturday 3rd)/ Location: ExRotaprint
09:00-10:00 Setting up the exhibition
10:00-12:30 Exhibition opening and tour
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:00 Wrap-up