Welcome to Atmospheres of Mobilities


Across disciplines such as anthropology, sociology, human geography, architecture, urban design and many more awareness of the role of atmosphere and ambiance has been rising over the last decade. In this three-day course we invite PhD students within these 􏰄elds and disciplines (as well as related ones) to join us in re􏰆ecting on the relation between atmospheres and mobilities. The so-called ‘mobilities turn’ has drawn attention to the signi􏰄cance of mobilities and immobilities of people, vehicles, goods, and data in order to make sense of an interconnected world in constant motion. The spaces, sites, architectures, infrastructures, and technologies of mobilites all present unique and meaningful atmospheres ripe for analysis and intervention. The course will focus on how to think about mobility atmospheres on three levels.

Thinking Atmospheres of Mobilities (lectures and readings on theorizing/framing/conceptualizing atmospheres)

Capturing Atmospheres of Mobilities (lectures and readings on methods and empirical 􏰄eldwork approaches)

Doing Atmospheres of Mobilities (workshop assignment where the participants must propose an ‘atmospheric’ Mobilities intervention or experiment in relation to a given empirical case)

The course will be a mix of lectures, student presentations, workshops and plenary discussions. Active participation is a condition for passing the course. There is a moderate amount of readings that is expected to be read before the course. The course is open to anyone with a Master within a relevant academic program.

Organizer: Professor Ole B. Jensen

Lecturers: Professor Phillip Vannini (Royal Roads University, Canada) and Professor Ole B. Jensen


Time: October 26-28 2020    - Postponed to 2021

Place: Rendsburggade 14, room 2.449

9000 Aalborg

Number of seats: 15

Deadline: 5 October 2020

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.