Petr Gibas, Ph.D.
Petr Gibas graduated in geography at University College London and obtained his PhD in social anthropology at the Faculty of Humanities, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. In his PhD dissertation, he explored post-socialist (post)industrial landscape, its aesthetics and aestheticisation, but his current scholarly interest covers issues of home and its relationship to housing, material culture studies of home, non-human in social sciences, phenomenological geography and last but not least city, its planning and the negotiation of city spaces, especially those connected to the experience of homeyness. This is why he is now pursuing a research into urban allotment gardens and co-operates at a research into homelessness (in Prague and Pilsen). He is a co-author of Non-humans in Social Science: Animals, Spaces, Things (2011), Non-humans in Social Sciences: Ontologies, Theories and Case Studies (2014), Non-humans and after in Social Science (2016) and Allotment Gardens: Shadow of the Past or a Glimpse of the Future? (2013).