Dr. Ignacio Farías

Portrait Foto Dr. Ignacio Farías (David Ausserhofer)
David Ausserhofer


Research fields

Innovation, Knowledge, and Culture
Urban studies | Social theory | Cultural and creative industries | Anthropology of tourism


1 2009 - 12 2014 Senior Researcher, Research Unit "Cultural Sources of Newness", Berlin Social Science Research Center

2013 Visiting Scholar at Center for European Studies, Harvard University

2010 British Academy Visiting Scholar at Sociology Department, Goldsmiths College, University of London

2008 Lecturer in Sociology, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile 2008 Dr. phil. in European Anthropology. Humboldt University of Berlin

2005 - 2007 DFG-Fellow of the Transatlantic Graduate Program “Berlin – New York: History and Culture of the Metropolis in the 20th Century” at the Center for Metropolitan Studies, Technical University of Berlin 2007 Visiting Scholar at History Department, New York University

2003 D.E.A. (Advanced Studies Diploma) in Social and Cultural Anthropology. Universitat de Barcelona

2001 Licentiate in Sociology with Minor Degree in Philosophy. Universidad Católica de Chile

Selected Publications

Farías,  Ignacio (2012): "Kulturen als soziomaterielle Welten". In: Peter Birle/Matias Dewey/Aldo Mascareno (Hg.): Durch Luhmanns Brille. Herausforderungen an Politik und Recht in Lateinamerika und in der WeltgesellschaftSpringer VS, S. 173-203.
Farias, Ignacio (2011): "The Politics of Urban Assemblages". In: City - Analysis of Urban Trends, Culture, Theory, Policy, Action, Vol. 15, No. 3-4, 30.08.2011, S. 365-374.
Farías, Ignacio (2011): "Tourist Maps as Diagrams of Destination Space". In: Space and Culture, Vol. 14, No. 4, S. 398-414. (Vorab online publiziert 11. Januar 2011)
Farías, Ignacio/Ossandón, José (Eds.) (2011): Comunicaciones, semánticas y redes. Usos y desviaciones de la sociología de Niklas Luhmann. México: Universidad Iberoamericana, 314 S.
Farías, Ignacio/Bender, Thomas (Eds.) (2009): Urban Assemblages. How Actor-Network Theory Changes Urban Studies. Questioning Cities. London/New York, NY: Routledge, XVII, 333 S.

Studio Life and Newness. Distributed Creativity and Valuation Regimes in the Creative Economy

Innovation and Urban Recovery in post-earthquake Chile: the emergence, valuation and circulation of newness in three innovation spots