Alexa Färber is Professor of Urban Anthropology and Ethnography at the HafenCity University Hamburg. She received her PhD. in European Ethnology from the Humboldt University of Berlin. She was post-doc fellow at the Centre Maurice Halbwachs, Ecole normale supérieur, Paris and a guest professor at the Institut d’urbanisme de Paris, Université Paris Est, Créteil. Between 2011-2014 she has been the primary investigator for the “Low-Budget Urbanity” research initiative. Her research interests include methodologies of assamblage research in urban studies, urban imagineering, Islam in urban space and mobility.