Materiality and object formation in urban governance (2010-2022)

This project focuses on the dialectical relationship between governance and materiality. It investigates the construction (enactment) of objects in governance on their trajectory from discursive objects to materialised ones and looks into the role materiality plays in shaping, enabling and limiting governance (one could think of the designs, devises and technologies used to steer and control the movement of masses of tourists through the city.) It combines insights from EGT with actor-network theory and cultural geography.


Material dependencies: hidden underpinnings of sustainability transitions | Van Assche, K., Duineveld, M., Beunen, R., Valentinov, V., & Gruezmacher, M.

Re-conceptualising political landscapes after the material turn: A typology of material events | Duineveld, M. ; Assche, K.A.M. van; Beunen, R. (2016) Landscape Research . – 10 p.

A harbour on land: De Ceuvel’s amphibious topologies of creative reuse | Barbalata, Duineveld (2018) E&PA

Making things irreversible. Object stabilization in urban planning and design | Duineveld, M. ; Assche, K.A.M. van; Beunen, R. (2013) Geoforum 46 . – p. 16 – 24.

Absence/presence and the ontological politics of heritage: the case of Barrack 57 | Felder, M.; Duineveld, M; Assche, K van (2015) International Journal of Heritage Studies 21 (5). – p. 460 – 475.