Prof. Dr. Martina Lw
Professor for Sociology of Architecture and Planning

Technische Universitt Berlin
Institute for Sociology

Fraunhoferstr. 33-36
D - 10587 Berlin

Tel. : + 49 . (0) 30 . 314 - 25433
Fax.: + 49 . (0) 30 . 314 - 22811

 Martina Lw is professor for sociology of planning and architecture at the institute of sociology (TU Berlin). For further information please visit her university homepage.


Research interests

- Sociology of architecture, cities and space
- Social theory



Selected publications

Lw,Martina: The intrinsic Logic of Cities. Towards a new Theory of Urbanism. IN: Urban Research & Practice. Vol.5 No.3, 2012, p. 303-315.

Lw, Martina: Pre-structured Urban Development Opportunities – The theoretical idea of an intrinsic logic of cities and European case studies. IN: Studies in Urban Humanities, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2009, p. 135–153.

Lw, Martina; Ruhne Renate: Domesticating Prostituion: Study of an Interactional Web of Space and Gender. IN: Space and Culture, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2009, p. 232–249.

Lw, Martina: A city’s own logic. The perspective of spatial sociology on urban theory. IN.
Jolanta Bielanska u.a. (Hg.), Konzepte und Handlungen (urban potentials). Berlin: Jovis, 2008, S. 280-286.

Lw, Martina: The Constitution of Space. The Structuration of Spaces through the Simultaneity of Effect and Perception. IN: European Journal of Social Theory. Volume 11, No. 1, 2008, S. 25-49.

Lw, Martina: Eye-catchers. Staging the sociosexual: the example of prostitution. IN: Lars Frers; Lars Maier (Hg.). Encountering Urban Places - Visual and Material Performances in the City. Aldershot/UK: Ashgate. 2007, S. 47-62.

Berking, Helmuth; Frank, Sybille; Frers, Lars; Lw, Martina; Meier, Lars; Steets, Silke; Stoetzer, Sergej (Hg.): Negotiating Urban Conflicts. Interaction, Space and Control. Bielefeld: transcript. 2006.

Lw, Martina: Raumsoziologie. 2001.


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