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Laki Giuletta


Giulietta Laki (1982, Berlin) holds a PhD in Anthropology for which she received the special mention of the jury of the Gérard Deledalle Prize. She is a researcher at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Faculty of Social and Political Sciences and the Faculty of Architecture). As a co-founder of the multi-disciplinary (social sciences, design, art, architecture) action-research collective Urban Species, she is currently working on two projects on urban participation, funded by Anticipate/Innoviris. One of the projects builds on her notion of “objectal participation”, shifting the scope of participation to everyday contributions that are more-than-human, more-than-discursive and going beyond the forms of institutionally solicited participation. She is also a member of the p3g (Petit Groupe du Grand Gagnage) which combines collective readings of pragmatic literature and field surveys. Trained as an anthropologist, she constantly crosses disciplinary and academic boundaries, with the aim to combine methods from the arts, urban planning and social sciences into new, experimental and empowering forms of knowledge and action.




Chercheuse (docteure)

Centre(s) de recherche

GRAP, Sasha


ethnographie urbaine, pratiques de l’habiter




Laki, G., Houlstan-Hasaerts, R., Slizewicz, G., Nijs, G., & Laureyssens, T. (2021). La participation urbaine en ses objets: Pour une “respons-abilité” accrue. Revue Internationale d’Urbanisme.

Laki, G. (2019). Le public dans les choses ou comment les rues d’une ville viennent retravailler la théorie politique. Pragmata, 2, 538-585.

D’Hoop, A., Thoreau, F., Lefebvre, P., Laki, G., et al. (2016). Reset Inquiry. In B. Latour (Ed.), Reset Modernity! (pp. 455-467). MIT Press.

Nijs, G., Laki, G., Houlstan-Hasaerts, R., Slizewicz, G., & Laureyssens, T. (2020). Fostering More-than-Human Imaginaries: Introducing DIY Speculative Fabulation in Civic HCI. In NordiCHI ’20: Shaping Experiences, Shaping Society,: Proceedings of the 11th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction ACM 2020.

Houlstan-Hasaerts, R., Laki, G., Slizewicz, G., Nijs, G., & Laureyssens, T. (2020). Des dispositifs d’enquête et d’intéressement: susciter l’intérêt, accueillir ce qui importe. In M. Mezoued, S. Vermeulen, & J.-P. De Visscher (Eds.), Au-delà du Pentagone: Le centre-ville métropolitain de Bruxelles (pp. 190-202). Bruxelles: Editions de l’Université de Bruxelles, VUB Press.(BSI Series).

Rosa, E., Donnen, A., Houlstan-Hasaerts, R., Laki, G., Ledent, G., & Salembier, C. (2020). Right(s) to Brussels’s city centre and the urban project: What possibilities exist for future transformations? In S. Vermeulen, A. M. Mezoued, & J.-P. De Visscher (Eds.), Towards a Metropolitan City Centre for Brussels (pp. 81-111). Bruxelles: Edition de l’Université de Bruxelles, VUB Press.(BSI Series).

Laki, G., & Lefebvre, P. (2018). Faire Tenir Debout: Exigences plurielles d’un projet d’architecture. In F. Thoreau & A. D’Hoop (Eds.), L’appel des entités fragiles: Enquêter avec les modes d’existence de Bruno Latour (pp. 31-52). Presses Universitaires de Liège. (Sciences et Technologies en Société).

Laki, G. (2012). An Anthropological Fieldwork in Brussels : Urban Signs and Artefacts under the Microscope. In R. Houlstan-Hasaerts, M. Nikši#, B. Tominc, & B. Goli#nik Maruši# (Eds.), Civil Society Reclaims Public Space – Cross Perspectives Based on Research. Ljubljana: Urban Planning Institute (Urbani izziv : publikacije).

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