Urban cultures are at the heart of the societal crisis we are experiencing, whether as a result of the pandemic and its unequal effects, anti-democratic movements, renewed forms of social and cultural discrimination, climate change, the persistently predatory relationship with nature, the lack of regulation of markets and financial interests, the concentration of technological and technical power, or growing inequalities. Taking the city as a privileged territory for understanding this societal crisis and for building socially just and effective strategies and interventions to deal with it, the research group Urban cultures, sociability and participation focuses on urban cultures and modes of organization and regulation of social, cultural, political, and economic life in urban territories.