Urban Studies at the University of Basel starts from the premise that the world's most pressing urban and environmental challenges call not only for new ways of doing but for new ways of thinking. Imagining alternative futures means rethinking the present and the past. Instead of seeking to solve problems as they appear, we interrogate their historical making, their political unfolding, and the ways in which they are represented. We do so by approaching scientific expertise, intellectual constructs, and professional practices through the study of lived experience, in all its complexity and contradictions.


Fachbereich Urban Studies
Departement Gesellschaftswissenschaften
Spalenvorstadt 2
4051 Basel

Tel: +41 61 207 58 37

Working hours: Monday: 09:00-15:00, Tuesday: 9:00-14:30, Wednesday: 09:00-17:00, Thursday: 9:00-15:00