dérive – Society for Urban Research was established in Vienna as an independent and interdisciplinary network focusing on critical urban research. The NGO aims to collect and spread knowledge on urban issues and foster debate about urban developments from a sociopolitical point of view. Since 2000 dérive publishes the international magazine »dérive – Magazin for Urban Research« and since 2011 also produces a monthly radio show, which is broadcasted by various non-profit radio-stations in german speaking areas.
Among its other activities like exhibitions, lectures, discussion panels, workshops and writings dérive – Society for Urban Research organizes the annually 10-days-festival urbanize! Int. Festival for Urban Explorations since 2010, which aims to foster interdisciplinary knowledge transfer, exchange of ideas, multi-perspective thinking and collective debate on current urban issues between urban researchers of all disciplines, artists and urban activists. dérive - Society for Urban Research is member of INURA – International Network for Urban Research and Action, partner of Eurozine – European Network of Cultural Magazines, IG Kultur Österreich and Right to the City (Vienna).
dérive - Journal of Urban Research published since the summer of 2000. It is based in Vienna and represents an interdisciplinary platform on urban research. It includes topics from architecture, urban and landscape planning, spatial planning and the visual arts to geography, sociology, political, media studies and philosophy. The board of derive are Christoph Laimer and Elke Rauth.
derive organize Urbanize! conference and is active as well in Radio derive broadcasting.
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