French National Centre for Scientific Research
Rainer Kazig is a human geographer interested in public spaces, everyday aesthetics and sensory geographies. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Technical University of Munich with work on street newspapers as an instrument of homeless policy. He is a CNRS researcher at the research group “Ambiances – Architectures – Urbanités / CRESSON” located at the Grenoble National School of Architecture (ENSAG). His current research projects are on the experience of densification of individual housing areas and on the use of urban atmospheres as a “resource” to stimulate creative work. Rainer Kazig is co-director of the International Ambiances Network (http://www.ambiances.net/home.html) and co-editor of the Routledge series “Ambiances, Atmospheres and Sensory Experiences of Space”.