Cosmin Popan170

Cosmin Popan

PhD Candidate - Sociology

Lancaster University

Cosmin Popan's PhD thesis investigates the possibilities for everyday urban cycling to become a socio-technical system that replaces automobility. This exercise requires two necessary conditions: a utopian vision and a de-growth agenda.

Cosmin has posted the following articles:

Bogotá’s innovative and ingenious mobilities

Regarded as one of the most mobility innovative cities in the Global South, Bogotá boasts the most extensive cycle network in Latin America, the most efficient bus rapid transit system in the world (TransMilenio) and the oldest mass cycle parade, the famous Ciclovía....

Cycling and Society Symposium: Whose biketopias?

This year Cycling and Society Symposium has returned to London for two days of what I consider to be the most exciting conference on cycling. I am saying this not only because I had the opportunity and honor to organize last year’s edition in Lancaster, but also...

Mobilities, Literature, Culture: CeMoRe hosts April conference

On April 21-22nd 2017 CeMoRe will host the inaugural conference of the new Palgrave Macmillan book series, Studies in Mobilities, Literature and Culture.   The series directors – Charlotte Mathieson (University of Surrey), Marian Aguiar (Carnegie Mellon,...

A body spa on the move: The emperor’s bathing experience

How does a sensual bathing experience link to a digitized one? Kornelia Hahn, professor of Sociology at the University of Salzburg, presents an empirical case of a popular commodified spa body treatment that is marketed as the emperor’s bathing experience.  ...

Cemore Showcase

Last week we organized another edition of Cemore Showcase, featuring 3-minute stand-up presentations by our researchers and associates.   A dozen presentations on topics ranging from cycling to migration, to autonomous driving, to death in digital games have been...