Specialisation course 3: Geomedia, spatial planning, and mobility
7.5 ECTS credits
Our homes, workplaces, and residential areas as well as shops, markets, and streets are objects of spatial planning - sometimes in order to change human mobility. But who has the power to design space and mobility? And how are planning and design influenced by new media? This course offers students training in understanding the interplay between media, mobility, and spatial planning today. The main focus is the various geographies of different mobilities and media, and how these are expressed in spatial planning. The course covers different types of mobility (migration, tourism, labour) and their social, economic, political, cultural, and spatial impact, as well as the varying power geometries of mobility, media, and spatial planning today, in urban and rural areas. Gentrification, place marketing, and the impact of digitalisation as well as the rights to the city and "mobility capital" are some examples of power geometries discussed in the course. The course also includes advanced methods for studying mobility, mediatisation, and spatial planning in different contexts and on different scales. Students develop skills in understanding, interpreting, and examining the interplay between mobility, media, and spatial processes as well as advanced theoretical knowledge and methodological competence which are applied in an individual scholarly study.
Progressive specialisation: A1N (has only first‐cycle course/s as entry requirements)
Education level: Master's level
Admission requirements: 90 ECTS credits of Human Geography or Media and Communication Studies, including at least 30 ECTS credits at the G2F level and a degree project/essay of at least 15 ECTS credits at the advanced level, or equivalent, plus upper secondary school level English B/6.
Selection is usually based on your grade point average from upper secondary school or the number of credit points from previous university studies, or both.
This course is included in the following programme
- Master programme in Geomedia Studies: Media, Mobility and Spatial Planning (studied during year 1)