From June 10th to 12th, 2019, the international research project “Governing the Narcotic City: Imaginaries, Practices and Discourses of Public Drug Cultures from 1970 until Today” will host its kick-off workshop in Berlin, Germany. During this workshop, researchers from six different European universities will be meeting with local community non-profit organizations from Berlin, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Bordeaux, and Marseille to discuss and plan the implementation of the Archive of Public Drug Cultures. The archive will be the first open-access collection of material relating to public drug cultures in Europe from 1970 until today.
The workshop is funded by HERA – Humanities in the European Research Area and by BMBF – Bundesminiterium für Bildung und Forschung.
About the Project
How does drug use affect urban public space? And how do urban governments, authorities and city dwellers react to public drug use? This project examines these questions for nine European cities in the past fifty years from multiple perspectives, including that of users. The aim is to increase understanding of urban drug cultures and analyse when drug use in public space becomes contested, regulated or facilitated in the urban environment.
More information under: www.narcotic.city