Aylin Tschoepe

Job title
Research fellow, Lecturer (PostDoc) Anthropology, Gender Studies, Urban Studies

University of Basel, Institute for Cultural Anthropology, Basel/ Switzerland; FHNW Academy of Art and Design, Institute for Visual Communication, Basel/ Switzerland

I am an anthropologist, urbanist, and architect, committed to engaged scholarship and feminist pedagogy. As researcher, lecturer and practitioner, I take a context-specific approach and combine the fields of anthropology, gender studies, urban studies, and architecture in my work. Within the nexus between socio-cultural, bodily and spatial transformation, I focus on intersections of bodies, objects, and spaces, and their material and immaterial entanglements that tie them into larger networks. I engage multimodal urban ethnography to explore the im/material entanglements of human and non-human actors as they emerge and constantly change, not least through contesting ways of knowing and everyday urban practices. Various projects take the form of multimodal explorations that integrate interaction through research artefacts.

Last publications
Stefano Portelli, Tschoepe, Aylin Y. 2020. Activist*scholar collaborations in times of crisis, and beyond: Reflections on ‘Urban Activism: Staking Claims in the 21st Century City’, Radical Housing Journal, 2(2), pp. 193-209 

Genz, Carolin, Yildirim Tschoepe, Aylin. 2021. “Ethnographie als Methodologie zur Erforschung von Räumen und Raumpraktiken.” In Methoden der qualitativen Raumforschung. Ein interdisziplinäres Handbuch, edited by Anna Juliane Heinrich, Séverine Marguin, Angela Million, Jörg Stollmann. Bielefeld: transcript Verlag. (forthcoming)

Yildirim Tschoepe, Aylin, Susanne Käser. 2020. “Imagin(eer)ing Basel: Praktiken, Bilder und Communities in urbanen Partizipationsprozessen.” In Die Postwachstumsstadt. Konturen einer solidarischen Stadtpolitik, edited by Frank Eckardt, Anton Brokow-Loga. München: Oekom Verlag. https://postwachstumsstadt.dehttps://www.academia.edu/44837557/Imagin_eer_ing_Basel_Praktiken_Bilder_und_Communities_in_urbanen_Partizipationsprozessen

Yildirim Tschoepe, Aylin. 2019. “Dirtscapes: Contest over Value and Garbage in Istanbul.” In Ethnographies of Brokenness and Repair, edited by Francisco Martinez, Patrick Laviolette.  New York: Berghahn. https://berghahnbooks.com/title/MartinezRepair

Genz, Carolin, Yildirim Tschoepe, Aylin. 2018. Beyond Urban Transformation. Interdisciplinary Perspectives  on Urban Everyday Life. Kosmos Workshop Proceedings. https://www.academia.edu/40012484

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