Round table: Digital Neighborship


From 24 February 2021


Round table: Digital NeighborshipRound table: Digital Neighborship


Researchers Ekaterina Lapina-Kratasyuk, Lyubov Chernysheva, and Polina Kolozaridi will discuss what digital neighborship means while also figuring out what forms of urban commons exist in modern cities and how to understand their structure and changes.

There was a time when researchers considered closeness between urban dwellers impossible. Nowadays, one can observe the most diverse types of neighborhood relations in any large city. And yet, neighborship remains a complex phenomenon, now and then dissolving and reappearing in online groups and chats of residents of the same building or residential block.


Polina Kolozaridi is an Internet researcher, coordinator of the club of Internet lovers and society, Associate Professor at HSE University. She has studied and worked at several European universities, including in London, Bremen, and Vienna. She lives and works in Moscow.


Lyubov Chernysheva is an urban sociologist, her academic research focusing on mass housing, neighborhood relations, and conflicts over urban space. She is a research fellow at the Centre for Independent Sociological Research and the Sociological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (St. Petersburg). Polina is currently working on a dissertation at the University of Amsterdam. A participant of applied interdisciplinary projects aimed at the transformation of urban spaces and of art-science projects, she lives and works in St. Petersburg.

Ekaterina Lapina-Kratasyuk, Candidate of Sciences in Cultural Studies, Associate Professor at HSE University’s School of Media, Senior Researcher at RANEPA STEPS, co-editor of the book Seti Goroda. Lyudi. Tehnologii. Vlast (City Networks. People. Technologies. Power). Coordinator of the Digital City project at RANEPA STEPS (2014–2016). She lives and works in Moscow.

how to take part

The broadcast will be available on YouTube.