David Gogishvili
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Université de Lausanne
Institut de géographie et durabilité
Mouline - Géopolis 3510
CH-1015 Lausanne
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David Gogishvili

David received his doctoral degree in Urban Studies and Regional Science with honours at Italy's Gran Sasso Science Institute in 2017. David is an urban geographer interested in mega-events, megaprojects and mobilities in the Global East. His research examines the role of legal exceptions and politics in large-scale urban projects and mostly focuses on the cities of Central Asia and South Caucasus. David is part of research team M3 (Materialities | Multiplicities | Metropolis). He is working on the project Cultural Flagships: Pathways, Practices and Politics of a Global Urban Type.

David is a principal researcher at Socio-Spatial Georgia funded by the Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia. The project aims to understand the deeper societal implications of large, private-sector, urban development in Batumi and Tbilisi in some fifteen years after their emergence, and at a time when Georgia continues to rely heavily on such projects to boost the economy


Socio-Spatial Georgia