Petr Gibas

KWI International Fellow

Academic Career

Since 2021
Management Committee member, COST Action TRACTS (CA20134): Traces as Research Agenda for Climate Change, Technology Studies, and Social Justice

2018 – 2020
Leader of the research project: Do-It-Yourself culture and its importance for Czech national and cultural identity: Current situation in social, cultural, historical and political perspective, typology and potential for regional development funded by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic

Leader of the research project: Between home and nature: urban political ecology of allotment gardening in post-socialist city and its urban impacts funded by Czech Grant Agency

Otto Wichterle Award to promising young scientists of the Czech Academy of Science

PhD in Anthropology at the Faculty of Humanities, Charles University in Prague

Since 2013
Research fellow, Institute of Sociology, Czech Academy of Sciences

Research Interests

  • home geographies (home and housing, material culture studies of home)
  • urban political ecology & urban nature
  • post-phenomenology & landscape geography
  • more-than-human / post-anthropocentric studies & post-humanities


  • Gibas, P., and I. Boumová. 2020. ‘The Urbanization of Nature in a (Post)Socialist Metropolis: An Urban Political Ecology of Allotment Gardening’. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 44 (1): 18–37.
  • Gibas, P. 2019. Between roots and rhizomes: Towards a post-phenomenology of home. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 44(3), 602–615.
  • Gibas, P., and B. Nyklová. 2019. ‘Staying in a Fallout Shelter: Exploring Ostalgia through Post-Socialist Heterotopia’. Cultural Geographies 26(4), 519–526.
  • Gibas, P., and K. Pauknerová. 2014. Walking the Stream: Prague Cityscape and Research Guided by the Water. In Walking in the City: Quotidian Mobility and Ethnographic Method, ed. by T. Shortell and E. Brown, 173-187. Burlington, Farnham: Ashgate. ISBN: 978-1-4724-1616-2.
  • Gibas, P. 2013. Uncanny underground: Absences, ghosts and the rhythmed everyday of the Prague metro. cultural geographies 20, 4: 485-500.