Janet Merkel Publications

Books

Merkel, Janet (2009): Kreativquartiere. Urbane Milieus zwischen Inspiration und Prekarität [Creative quarters. Urban milieus between inspiration and precarity], edition sigma, Berlin.

Refereed Journals

Manske, Alexandra; Merkel, Janet (2009): Prekäre Freiheit. Die Arbeit von Kreativen. [Precarious freedom. The work of creatives], WSI-Mitteilungen, 62 (6), p. 295-301.

Book Chapters

Merkel, Janet (2012): Creative Governance in Berlin? In: Helmut K. Anheier/ Yudhishtir Raj Isar (eds), Cultural Policy and Globalization. The Cultures and Globalization Series 5. London: SAGE Publications, p. 328-345.

Merkel, Janet (2012): Kreative urbane Milieus. [Creative urban milieus] In: Eckhardt, Frank (ed) Handbuch Stadtsoziologie. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften. p. 687-708.

Merkel, Janet (2011): Ethnic Diversity and the "Creative City". The Case of Berlin’s Creative Industries. In: Eckhardt, Frank; Eade, John (eds) The Ethnically Diverse City. Berliner Wissenschaftsverlag. Berlin, p. 559-578.

Eckardt, Frank; Merkel, Janet (2009): Ethnische Vielfalt als Ressource der Stadtentwicklung? Toleranz im städtischen Alltag - Berlin und Frankfurts Integrationspolitiken im Vergleich. [Ethnic diversity as a resource of urban development? Tolerance in urban daily life – Berlin and Frankfurt’s integration policies compared] Christine Hannemann/Herbert Glasauer/Jörg Pohlan/Andreas Pott/Volker Kirchberg (eds), Jahrbuch StadtRegion 2009/10. Schwerpunkt: Stadtkultur und Kreativität. Opladen & Farmingdon Hills, MI: Barabara Budrich, p. 83-102.

Manske, Alexandra; Merkel, Janet (2008): Kreative in Berlin – GeisteswissenschaftlerInnen in der Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft. [Creatives in Berlin – Human arts graduates in creative industries] In: Solga, Heike, Denis Huschka, Patricia Eilsberger, Gert G. Wagner (eds): GeisteswissenschaftlerInnen: kompetent, kreativ, motiviert - und doch chancenlos? Ergebnisse des Expertisenwettbewerbs "Arts and Figures – GeisteswissenschaftlerInnen im Beruf", Band II, Budrich UniPress, p. 95-117.

Working Papers

Merkel, Janet; Oppen Maria (2012): Bedeutungsvolle Orte. Eine kultursoziologische Annäherung an kreative Handlungsressourcen in Städten [Meaningful Places. A cultural sociological approach to creative ressources in cities]. Discussion Paper SP III 2012-401, WZB.

Hutter, Michael, Ariane Berthoin Antal, Ignacio Farías, Lutz Marz, Janet Merkel, Sophie Mützel, Maria Oppen, Nona Schulte-Römer, Holger Straßheim (2010): Forschungsprogramm der Abteilung "Kulturelle Quellen von Neuheit" [Research program research unit „cultural sources of newness“], Discussion Paper SP III 2010-401, WZB.

Manske, Alexandra; Merkel, Janet (2008): Kreative in Berlin. Eine Untersuchung zum Thema "GeisteswissenschaftlerInnen in der Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft" [Creatives in Berlin. An exploration on human art graduates in creative industries], Discussion Paper SP III 2008-401, WZB.

Book Reviews

Merkel, Janet (2013): The Creative Capital of Cities. Interactive Knowledge Creation and the Urbanization Economies of Innovation – By Stefan Krätke. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 37(1), p. 357-358.
 
Merkel, Janet (2009): Creative Urban Milieus. Historical Perspectives on Culture, Economy, and the City by Martina Heßler and Clemens Zimmermann. In: Christine Hannemann/Herbert Glasauer/Jörg Pohlan/Andreas Pott/Volker Kirchberg (eds.), Jahrbuch StadtRegion 2009/10. Schwerpunkt: Stadtkultur und Kreativität. Opladen & Farmingdon Hills, MI: Verlag Barabara Budrich, p. 152-154.

Other Publications

Merkel, Janet; Oppen, Maria (2013): Coworking Spaces: Die (Re-)Organisation kreativer Arbeit. WZBrief Arbeit. June 16, 2013 (Onlinepublication)

Merkel, Janet (2012): „Auf der Suche nach Austausch. Digitale Nomaden und Coworking Spaces” [In search of exchange. Digital nomads and coworking spaces]. WZB-Mitteilungen 136, p. 15-17.

Merkel, Janet; Oppen, Maria (2010): Wo Neues gewagt wird. Wie städtische Kulturen Kreativität fördern [Where the new takes the chance. How urban cultures support creativity], WZB Mitteilungen 127, März 2010, p. 16-19.

Merkel, Janet (2009): Stadt der kreativen Talente. Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft als Motor der Berliner Stadtentwicklung? [The city of creative talents. Creative industries as Berlin’s urban development motor] Mieterecho 333, April 2009.

Merkel, Janet (2008): Raum für Neues. Wie Solo-Selbstständige Stadtquartiere in kreative Milieus verwandeln  [Space for the new. How selfemployed people transform urban quarters into creative milieus], WZB Mitteilungen 122, Dezember 2008, p. 27-29.

Conference Presentations and Invited Lectures

“Telling about Society and Cities”, Invited Lecture Bauhaus Research School Weimar, July 9, 2013.

“Irgendwas Kreatives… die Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft als Arbeits- und Innovationsfeld.” [Something creative... cultural and creative industries as a field of work and innovation]. Invited Lecture at University of Applied Sciences HKMW Berlin June 28, 2013.

“Curating Urban Encounters:  Coworking spaces and urban knowledge production.” Invited lecture for meeting Association of Urban Creativity, London, Kings College June 1, 2013.

“Creating structure from talk? On boundaries, obstacles and failures in new forms of creative governance, or when too much novelty hampers innovation in governance.” Third Berlin Forum on Innovation in Governance, Technical University Berlin, June 1, 2012. (Call for Papers)

„Städtische (T)räume. Strukturen des Arbeitens in der Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft“ [Urban dreams and spaces. Structures of work in creative industries.], Invited lecture for conference “KreativORTungen”, München, May 29, 2010.

„Stadt als kulturelle Quelle von Neuheit“ [The city as a cultural source of newness], Invited lecture for the workshop „Planning as cultural technique“, Technical University Darmstadt, March 19, 2010.

„Kreativität und Stadt“ [Creativity and the city], Invited lecture for Annual Meeting of the Urban and Regional Research Section of the German Sociological Association, University of Göttingen, October 9, 2009.

„Städtische Kreativität“ [Urban Creativity], Invited lecture for Workshop “Re-urbanization in cities”, Center for Metropolitan Studies Technical University Berlin, July 7, 2009.

„Interactions in the development of creative industries and urban spaces: Berlin’s Kastanienallee as a creative urban milieu“. Interdisciplinary Symposia „Simmel and the urban – an interdisciplinary exchange in honor of Georg Simmel’s 150th Birthday“, Humboldt University Berlin, November 28, 2008.

„Ethnic Diversity and the ‘Creative City’. The Case of Berlin’s Creative Industries“, Conference „Ethnically Diverse City“, Bauhaus-University Weimar, November 1, 2008. (Call for Papers)

„The Decline of Social Capital in Shrinking Cities in East Germany“, European Summer School on Social Capital, European Consortium of Sociological Research, Trento/Italy, July 30, 2005. (Call for Papers)