- Gran Sasso Science Institute
Luca Sara Brody visited CRIT in spring 2017 to develop the fieldwork of her PhD.Luca finished her masters in sociology and economics in her hometown Budapest, Hungary, and later has been trained as a critical urban sociologist at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
Currently she is a second year PhD candidate in Urban Studies at the Gran Sasso Science Institute in L’Aquila, Italy. Luca’s research focuses on the possibilities of contestation of neoliberal processes after a moment of crisis, taking into account value orientation towards the realms of social justice and equity, and how well these discourses permeate the public sphere. Based on the comparison of two European cities, her fieldwork is carried out during a visiting stay at the University of Barcelona and at Central European University in Budapest. In her research, Luca aims to unfold the consequences of the mobilisation of civil society in urban governance, regarding the practices of various reuses of urban municipal vacant land, analysing how and if post-crisis initiatives can contribute to alternative understandings of the capitalist cityscape.