— Michael Guggenheim

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2005 Organisierte Umwelt. Umweltdienstleistungsfirmen zwischen Wissenschaft, Wirtschaft und Politik. Bielefeld: Transcript. [Organized Environment. Environmental Consultancies between Science, Knowledge, and Politics]. ISBN: 978-3899422962

Edited and co-authored Volumes, Journal Special Issues


Re-Shaping Cities. How Mobility Shapes Architecture and Urban Form. London, Routledge, Architext Series (edited with Ola Söderström). ISBN 978-041549291


Discipline and Research: Practices of Inter-/Transdisciplinary Cooperation in Science. Special Issue of Science and Public Policy, autumn 2006 (edited with Sabine Maasen and Martin Lengwiler).

Die wahr/falsch inc. Eine Wissenschaftsausstellung in der Stadt. Wien, Facultas. (edited with Bernd Kräftner, Judith Kröll, Alexander Martos and Florian Oberhuber) [True/false inc. An urban exhibition on science]. ISBN: 978-3850767842


Imaginierte Laien. Die Macht der Vorstellung in wissenschaftlichen Expertisen. Weilerswist: Velbrück (co-authored with Priska Gisler Alessandro Maranta, Helga Nowotny and Christian Pohl) [Imagined Laypeople. The power of imagination in scientific expertise]. ISBN: 978-3934730793



The Media of Sociology. Tight or Loose Translations. Accepted article, to appear in the British Journal of Sociology.

Same, Same But Different: Provoking Relations, Assembling the Comparator. CSISP Working Paper Nr. 1, Goldsmiths, London, March, 2013 (together with Joe Deville, Zuzana Hrdlickova)


Don’t Leave the Kitchen. A Recipe for Incubations (together with Bernd Kräftner and Judith Kröll). Unpublished Manuscript, 2012.

How Facts Travel. The Model Systems of Sociology. In: Poetics, Vol.  40, Issue 2, (with Monika Krause)

Symmetrical Twins. On the Relationship between Actor Network Theory and Pragmatic Sociology, in:  European Journal of Social Theory Vol. 15, No. 2, 157-178 (together with Joerg Potthast).

Laboratizing and Delaboratizing the World: Changing Sociological Concepts for Places of Knowledge Production. History of the Human Sciences, February 2012 vol. 25 no. 1 99-118.


Formless Discourse. The Impossible Knowledge of Change of Use, Candide, Journal for Architectural Knowledge, Nr. 4, 9-36.

The Laws of Foreign Buildings: Flat Roofs, Minarets. Social & Legal Studies, Vol 19, Nr. 4, 441-.

The Proof is in the Pudding – On ‘Truth to Materials’ in the Sociology of Translations, Followed by an Attempt to Improve It special issue on “The Five Senses of the Sciences” of STI-Studies, Vol 7, Nr. 1, http://www.stistudies.de/ojs/index.php/sti/article/view/54

Notes on an Acoustic Sociology of Science” and “Selections. Transcript of a video installation” in: Hannes Rickl (ed.): Videograms. The Pictorial Worlds of Biological Experimentation as an Object of Art and Theory. Scheidegger and Spiess, Zürich 2011

The Long History of Prototypes. In: Limn 01: Prototyping Prototypes, ed. By Chris Kelty.

Mehrfach belastete Organisationen: Ausgründungen als intersystemische Organisationen? (together with Joerg Potthast) In: Holger Braun-Thürmann, Dagmar Simon, Andreas Knie (ed.): Unternehmen Wissenschaft. Ausgründungen als Grenzüberschreitungen akademischer Forschung, Bielefeld, transcript, 115-134.


Building a Fetish – Sacrificing a House. Building Types as Technologies or Fetishes. In: Catherine Perret (ed.) Fetish & Consumption. merz&solitude, Stuttgart.

‘The Laws of Buildings. Circulating Types and Building Codes ‘, in Michael Guggenheim and Ola Söderström (eds.) Re-Shaping Cities. How Mobility Shapes Architecture and Urban Form, London: Routledge.

Introduction: Mobility and the Transformation of Built Form. in Michael Guggenheim and Ola Söderström (eds.) Re-Shaping Cities. How Mobility Shapes Architecture and Urban Form, London: Routledge

Mutable Immobiles. Change of Use of Buildings as a Problem of Quasi-Technologies”, in: Thomas Bender & Ignacio Farias (eds.): Urban Ontologies. Routledge, London

The Science Fiction of Science Studies. Unpublished Manuscript. 2009.


Building Memory: Architecture, Networks and Users, in Michalis Kontopodis and Alex Kozin (eds.) Memory Studies, Special Issue on Materializations of Times: From Memory to Imagination, 39-53.

Die Ausstellung als Inkubator. Über Kunst und Ethnographie. In: Beate Binder, Dagmar Neuland-Kitzerow und Karoline Noack (eds.): Zum Verhältnis von visueller Kultur und ethnographischem Arbeiten. Berliner Blätter Heft 46/2008 (with Mit Bernd Kräftner and Judith Kröll) [The Exhibition as Incubator. On Art and Ethnography]

Are Academic Spin-offs Really Doing Science? WZB discussion paper. WZB Discussion Paper SP III 2008-602, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung, Berlin (with Joerg Potthast)


Beobachtungen zwischen Funktionssystemen. Umweltdienstleistungsfirmen als intersystemische Organisationen. In: Soziale Welt, Issue 4. [Observations between Functional Systems: Environmental Consultancies as Intersystemic Organizations]

Die Erfindung der Umweltdienstleistungen: Zur Genese der Konkurrenz agrarwissenschaftlicher Expertise, in: Zeitschrift für Agrargeschichte und Agrarsoziologie, Vol. 55, S. 43-57 [The Invention of Environmental Services: On the Genesis of Competition to Agroscientific Expertise]


Undisciplined Research. Structures of Transdisciplinary Research. In: Science and Public Policy, Vol. 33, H. 6, S. 411-421


Von Nah und Fern. Wie sich Umweltdienstleistungsfirmen Laien vorstellen. In: Priska Gisler, et al. (Ed.): Imaginierte Laien. Die Macht der Vorstellung in wissenschaftlichen Expertisen. Weilerswist: Velbrück [From close and far. How Environmental Consultancies imagine Laypeople]


The Reality of Experts and the Imagined Lay Person. In: Acta Sociologica Vol. 46 (2003), H. 2, S. 150-165 (with Priska Gisler, Alessandro Maranta and Christian Pohl)

Joy in Repetition Makes the Future Disappear. A Critical Assessment of the Present State of STS. In: Bernward Joerges/Nowotny, Helga (Ed.): Social Studies of Science & Technology. A Yearbook. Looking Back, Ahead. Dordrecht, S. 229-258 (with Helga Nowotny)

Welche Gütekriterien für die neuen Formen des Wissens brauchen wir? In: Hans-Werner Franz, et al. (Ed.): Forschen – lernen – beraten. Der Wandel von Wissensproduktion und -Transfer in den Sozialwissenschaften. Berlin, S. 285-302 p [What new quality criteria do we need for new forms of knowledge]


Reflexivität in den “Science Studies”. In: Anja Eichelberg/Nowotny, Helga (Ed.): Jahrbuch 2002 des Collegium Helveticum der ETH Zurich. Zurich (With Carlo Caduff) [Reflexivity in the Science Studies]


Im Elfenbeinbunker (Replik auf Michael Schmid: Theorievergleich in den Sozialwissenschaften). In: Ethik und Sozialwissenschaften Jg. 12 (2001), H. 4, S. 511-512 [In the Ivory Bunker]

Macchiavelli’s Little Brothers. Limits of Power and Scientific Expertise in Contemporary Science and Politics. In: Martina Weiss/Nowotny, Helga (Ed.): Jahrbuch 2001 des Collegium Helveticum der ETH Zurich. Zurich, 315-338 (with Mirjam Bugmann and Priska Gisler)

Die Dating-Show «ZüriDate»: Paarungsverhalten als Fernsehtext und Gesellschaftsanlass – inhaltliche und methodische Erwägungen. In: Vinzenz Hediger, et al. (Ed.): Home Stories. Neue Studien zu Film und Kino in der Schweiz. Marburg, 101-114 (with Rainer Egloff and Gisela Unterweger)






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