Everyday urban life has changed noticeably - at least in places where citizens and the state meet directly, such as in contact with patrol police officers or administrative staff. Both the everyday police operations and the routines of local government are reported to have an irritating, sometimes even disturbing effect on the everyday interactions between state representatives and citizens. Understanding these changes in order to respond appropriately to them is a major challenge for the institutions.
The workshop offered the opportunity to learn more about the new experiences from urban practice, to discuss and to interpret them theoretically. In four lectures, two from science and two from practice, urban everyday experiences and theoretical reflections on the topic were juxtaposed.