Dr Miriam Meissner (M.M.)
Connecting social sciences and humanities concepts and approaches, my work explores the interrelation between cities, creativity, political economy and the environment. In particular, it examines how urban social, media and cultural practices re-mediate and politicize global risks of finance and ecology.
In October 2018, I started the project From Minimalist Forms to Post-Growth Economies? Advancing a Critical Formalist Perspective, which is funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) via the Innovational Research Incentives Scheme Veni.
Short Project Description: To achieve climate targets, industrialised societies need develop economic systems that function without growth. Currently, a transformation towards ‘post-growth’ economies is unpopular and therefore unlikely. This research explores the potential of minimalist initiatives in promoting post-growth values and practices through the innovation of everyday organising patterns. (For a more detailed description, please see 'research')
- Lindner, C. and Meissner, M., eds (2018) The Routledge Companion to Urban Imaginaries. Routledge.
Meissner, M. (2017). Narrating the Global Financial Crisis: Urban Imaginaries and the Politics of Myth. (Palgrave studies in globalization, culture and society). Palgrave Macmillan.
Lindner, C., & Meissner, M., eds (2016). Global Garbage: Urban Imaginaries of Waste, Excess, and Abandonment. (Routledge research in sustainable urbanism). London: Routledge.
Articles and Chapters
- Meissner, M. (2019) Against Accumulation: Lifestyle Minimalism, De-growth and the Present Post-Ecological Condition. Journal of Cultural Economy, 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1080/17530350.2019.1570962
- Lindner, C., & Meissner, M. (2018) Urban Imaginaries in Theory and Practice. In C. Lindner, & M. Meissner (Eds) The Routledge Companion to Urban Imaginaries. Routledge.
- Lindner, C., & Meissner, M. (2015). Slow Art in the Creative City: Amsterdam, Street Photography, and Urban Renewal. Space and Culture, 18(1), 4-24.
- Meissner, M., & Lindner, C. (2014). Decelerating Amsterdam: Visual Culture, Globalization and Creative Urbanism. In C. Lindner, & S. Hemelryk-Donald (Eds.), Inert Cities: Globalization, Mobility and Suspension in Visual Culture (pp. 101). I.B.Tauris.
- Dibazar, P., Lindner, C., Meissner, M., & Naeff, J. (2013). Questioning Urban Modernity. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 16(6), 643-658.
- Meissner, M. (2012). Portraying the Global Financial Crisis: Myth, Aesthetics, and the City. Necsus. European Journal for Media Studies, 1(1), 98-125.
Special Journal Issues
Dibazar, P., Lindner, C., Meissner, M., & Naeff, J., eds (2013). Urban Modernity, special issue of the European Journal of Cultural Studies, 16(6).
Non-peer reviewed publications