Public Spaces and Urban Cultures

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HOW TO JOIN US

The AESOP Thematic Group on Public Spaces and Urban Cultures invites practitioners, academics, governmental and non-governmental professionals and further interest
people to join in our recently established group to enhance more systematic debates on public spaces and urban cultures.


MEMBERSHIP

We encourage our members to

  • join our research & design group, and take active role in our activities such as research proposals, workshops, conferences, roundtables.
  • stimulate our way of working by proposing further activities such as new consultancy or research project.
  • be active in the forum, discussions and debates hosted by this group.
  • participate in the annual members' meetings.
  • support the network intellectually, symbolically and materially.


DECLARATION of INTEREST

If you would like to join the AESOP Thematic Group on Public Spaces and Urban Cultures [PS-UC], please send us a letter of interest and a short CV to the following e-mail address: PSUCnetwork@gmail.com

BUILT ENVIRONMENT SPECIAL ISSUE on PUBLIC SPACE and URBAN JUSTICE

Published at: 21 July 2017

NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE: BUILT ENVIRONMENT SPECIAL ISSUE on PUBLIC SPACE and URBAN JUSTICE

A serie of essays that Matej Niksic (Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia) and Ceren Sezer (TU Delft, Urbanism) organized and co-edited is now available online from Built Environment.

PUBLIC SPACES FOR LOCAL LIFE / Shared values in diversified urban communities as a foundation for participatory provision of local public spaces, 23-27 May 2017, Ljubljana Slovenia

Published at: 3 July 2017

A joint event of EU Human Cities partnership and Association of European School of Planning (AESOP) Thematic Group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures hosted by Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia (UIRS) and University of Ljubljana, Faculty of architecture (UL-FA), Ljubljana, Slovenia, 24 May 2017.

PUBLIC SPACES FOR LOCAL LIFE / 
Shared values in diversified urban communities as a foundation for participatory provision of local public spaces.

Annual Report for 2016

Published at: 13 February 2017

Annual Report for 2016
Organized by Stefania Ragozino, Sabine Knierbein and Gabriella Esposito de Vita, in collaboration with further TG members...

CfA International Urban Conference "Unsettled. Urban Routines, Temporalities and Contestations"

Published at: 27 September 2016

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

UNSETTLED   Urban routines, temporalities and contestations
International Urban Conference, 29/ 30 March 2017, Vienna, Austria
Deadline for Abstract Submissions: 15 October 2016

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Urban Culture and Public Space at the Faculty of Architecture and Planning, TU Wien, invites participation in the conference Unsettled: urban routines, temporalities and contestations. The conference aims to explore conditions and conceptions of the unsettled. Urban life is characterized by diverse manifestations of instability which continuously stretch or redefine the social order and/or critical/community infrastructures of cities: everyday struggles related to the capitalist system of production, revolutions in political life and political system overthrows, quests for dominance and their oppositions in political, social, economic, ecological or cultural domains. These unsettling practices simultaneously challenge and nourish a variety of idea(l)s of the city as an inclusive place of liberation, cooperation, equal opportunities and shared (better) futures. The goal of the conference is thus to (1) understand the uncertainties, disturbances, inconsistencies, residuals and blind fields which constitute the urban both as lived space and the political idea(l), and (2) foster an inquiry into the socio-political potentialities of unsettling and re-settling urban routines, temporalities and contestations.

Full Call (PDF)