The flâneur

The flâneur

A flâneur, a stroller, a loiterer, or a passionate spectator, is a term, developed by a French poet, Charles Baudelaire, and introduced to the academia, by Walter Benjamin.


During my time in New York, as an urban sociologist, and/or a flâneur, I have been fond of walking to the streets of the city and looking around the diverse neighborhoods and people (residents or tourists, old timers or newbies, the homeless or the rich, and shopkeepers or shoppers). Furthermore, a visit to an enclave has become routine during my trip.

I will share my observations of urban landscapes that have inspired my research and teaching.

If you are interested in how I have observed my favorite cities, click following links.