Winner of FURS 2015 Essay Competition

Winner of FURS 2015 Essay Competition

Christine Barwick, instructor at the Urban School
  • Christine Barwick, winner of FURS 2015 essay competitionChristine Barwick, winner of FURS 2015 essay competition

The 2015 FURS Essay Competition received 25 candidacies from 15 countries: Taiwan, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Germany, Hungary, India, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Uganda and USA.

The first prize winners are:

  • Thomas Swerts (University of Leuven, Belgium) – 'Space for citizenship: The liminal politics of undocumented activism' and;
  • Christine Barwick (Sciences Po Paris, France, but German natural) – 'Social mix through daily practices and connections: the relevance of place for networks and social of upwardly mobile Turkish-Germans'.

The Foundation for Urban and Regional Studies (furs) Ltd was set up in 1995 as a charity under the Companies Act. Its main source of income is the surplus generated by the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, the leading critical urban and regional studies journal established in 1977 and published by Wiley-Blackwell. IJURR is run by a wholly-owned subsidiary of FURS. The aims of FURS are to 'promote and improve social scientific research, education and scholarship in the field of urban, rural and regional studies'. 

Christine Barwick is a member of The research program « Cities are back in town », she is also instructor at the Urban School (Master GLM, Cycle d'urbanisme). 


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