Luiza Bialasiewicz is a political geographer and Jean Monnet Professor of EU External Relations in the Department of European Studies at the University of Amsterdam. She is also permanent Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Natolin where she teaches an annual seminar in European Geopolitics, and serves as theme leader of the Amsterdam Centre for Contemporary European Studies (ACCESS EUROPE). She is part of the editorial board of the journals Political Geography, Geopolitics, Fennia, Eurasian Geography and Economics and Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space.

Her recent research has focused on the urban political geographies of migration and the changing geographies of humanitarianism and care, within and outside of the EU’s borders. Her current work looks at the politics of (in)visibility and rights to public space in European cities, and the role of artistic and creative practices in ‘making space’, with current articles on the journal CITY and Eurozine

Urban Spaces of Encounter: Making Space for Visibility

ICI Visiting Project 2017-18

This project explores the role of architectural and artistic practices in making urban spaces of encounter for Europeans ‘new’ and ‘old’.

Engaging with recent interventions in Amsterdam and Palermo, it explores how such spaces of encounter can potentially create openings for claiming rights to visibility and for the making of new publics.