Daily Archives: 9.10.2019


Professor Christoph Bernhardt from the Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (Erkner/Berlin) will visit Tampere University in mid-October. He has published extensively on the social and environmental history of European cities, and his most recent project deals with socio-spatial disparities in cities in West and East Germany.

Urban Visions and Divisions in the 20th century

Tuesday 15 October 2019, Tampere University, Pinni B Building, B3118



Opening: Marjaana Niemi (Tampere University)

 Christoph Bernhardt (Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space, Erkner/Berlin)

Socio-spatial disparities in Western and socialist cities, 1945–1989

 Laura Kolbe (University of Helsinki)

Bridging East and West in Kiev 1978 and Tampere 1981: the Golden Age of Finnish-Soviet Twin City

12.00 Lunch

13.15 – 14.30

Chair: Marjatta Hietala (Tampere University)

Tanja Vahtikari (Tampere University)

(Re)producing the nation through exploring the city: urban pedagogy and children’s lived experiences in postwar Helsinki

Matti O. Hannikainen (University of Helsinki)

Visions of growth – an overview of the spatial policies of Finnish towns 1920–1980

The Seminar is organised by the project Experts, Communities and the Negotiation of the Experience of Modernity (Kone Foundation)


Marjaana Niemi