Sandi Abram, PhD
Sandi Abram holds a PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Eastern Finland. Between 2017-2021 he participated as doctoral researcher in the ERC-funded project SENSOTRA – Sensory Transformations and Transgenerational Environmental Relationships in Europe 1950-2020 (ERC-2015-AdG 694893). In 2020 he was awarded the Finnish Cultural Foundation scholarship. Between 2012-2020, he was a member of the editorial board of the Journal for the Critique of Science and Imagination, and New Anthropology. In 2021, he co-edited (with Blaž Bajič and Rajko Muršič) the book Senses of Cities: Anthropology, Art, Sensory Transformations (Ljubljana University Press). He is also the founder and programme director of the Institute for Urban Studies, and director of the Ljubljana Street Art Festival. His main research interests are in the fields of aestheticization, sensory and urban studies, atmospheres, non-institutional creative practices, multimodal and collaborative ethnography.
At the Peace Institute, Institute for Contemporary Social and Political Studies, he works as a postdoctoral researcher in the project Enacting Citizenship and Solidarity in Europe “From Below” Local Initiatives, Intersectional Strategies, and Transnational Networks funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. He is an Assistant at the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Ljubljana.
Enacting Citizenship and Solidarity in Europe “From Below”: Local Initiatives, Intersectional Strategies and Transnational Networks [ECSEuro]
The research project takes up the question of how new approaches can be identified at the local scale vis-à-vis the longstanding challenges for Europe to establish cross-border cooperation.
Article / Squatting and direct care for urban space: the case of the Participatory Ljubljana Autonomous Zone (PLAC)
The article deals with the question of how the squatting community understands and implements direct care for urban space in the context of gentrification and elitization of the city.