Postdoctoral Fellow

Kim Carlotta Von Schönfeld

Field of work

In this position, I will be fulfilling my Marie Skłodowska-Curie Post-Doctoral Fellowship. The project is called MobileWorlds (EU website here - own project website here). I developed the project with Wendy Tan, who I will work closely with. Fieldwork will be carried out in Bergen, Norway, and Porto, Portugal.

MobileWorlds will be exploring how we as people might be able to break out of unhelpful boxes 📦 (or even identify the boxes they tend to use) and think anew about individual, group and systemic pathways for our joint futures, and those of generations to come. To do so, I will combine insights from various areas I have worked in, connecting planning with geography, art, post-growth, economics, history, psychology, children, literature and more. 

I look at this in particular in the area of mobility, proximity and transport🚲 🚶‍♀️🦽 🏄‍♂️ 🚣‍♀️ 🧗‍♂️ 🧘‍♀️🚌 🛴 🚝 🚋 🚛 ⛵ ⛴ 🚠 🚗 🛬 ..., but hope the findings will be relevant beyond this field.


Alongside the MobileWorlds project (and always in some connection to it) I will be continuing work on the New European Bauhaus Project Minante, based at the River Neiva, in Portugal; in the area of (participatory) Cultures of Water, and in the field of post-growth, collaborative and alternative planning, with applications in the areas of:

- Tactical Urbanism

- Street Experiments

- Third Cultures

- Alternative Mobility Values

and more.

Courses taught

I will be doing some teaching in the course MOA270 on Urban Design for Sustainable Mobility, alongside Wendy Tan, as well as co-supervising some theses (MOA300). 

Research areas
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Sustainable Mobility
  • Post-growth Planning
  • Third Cultures
  • Transdisciplinarity
  • Governance / Participation
  • Arts-based methods
  • Planning with children
Research groups

AREAL (spatial planning and urban studies):


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