Elena Trubina is a Professor of Philosophy and Social Theory at the Ural Federal University à Yekaterinburg (Ural Humanities Institute, Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Social Philosophy). She has previously been a visiting professor/researcher at the Universities of Berlin, Harvard, Helsinki, Budapest and research institutions of Vienna. She is also the director of the Center for Global Urbanism at her home university. She is a member of editorial boards of the journals Etnographicheskoe obozrenie, Siberian Historical Research and Studies in Russian, Eurasian and Central European New Media.

She explores theories of cities, neoliberalism, mega-events and creativity while attempting to theorise with the East as part of the globality. In the last two years, she co-edited the thematic issues on cultural institutions in Russia for “Cultural Studies” and on unfinished Soviet construction projects for Siberian Historical Research. She is currently co-editing a special issue of Eurasian Geography and Economics entitled “The Global East in global urbanism: views from between North and South”.

Elena Trubina is invited by Emmanuel Pedler.


January 30
• Personalized and socialized charisma (the music collectives and their
leaders (i.e. the case of Ekaterinburg and Perm) 11h00–13h00
• The global neoconservative turn and its impact on cultural industries. 14h30–16h30
Session of the seminar « Dynamiques de la culture ».

February 6
• Conversation with Elena Trubina. 11h00–12h00

May 8
• The lure of « gigantic » things: why « the bigger the better » principle rules culture, too? 11h00–13h00
Additional session of the seminar « Dynamiques de la culture ».

May 15
• Moscow-Ekaterinburg and Paris-Marseille: the lessons of relational approach. 14h30–16h30
Additional session of the seminar « Dynamiques de la culture ».