Published at: 6 December 2016
Public Spaces and Urban Cultures
Published at: 27 September 2016
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.
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Published at: 11 May 2016
Forthcoming EventsTeams of TG representatives for the forthcoming meetings in Beirut, Vienna, Ljubljana, Lisbon, Rome, Wageningen and Nikosia.
Published at: 31 August 2015
Many thanks to the organizers, presenters and all the participants for making BECOMING LOCAL GLASGOW such a great success!
Becoming Local Glasgow Summary as Pdf
Published at: 30 August 2015
Many thanks to the organizers, presenters and all the participants for making BECOMING LOCAL PARIS such a great success!
Becoming Local Paris Summary as Pdf
Published at: 30 August 2015
Many thanks to the organizers, presenters and all the participants for exciting and fruitful debates!
Becoming Local Vienna Summary as Pdf
Published at: 4 August 2015
Knierbein, Sabine and Sezer, Ceren (2015) Aesop Thematic Groups: Public Spaces and Urban Cultures. DISP 51, ISSUE 2/2015
Published at: 14 April 2015
Published at: 10 April 2015
BECOMING LOCAL PORTO 'Generative Places, Smart Approaches, Happy People'
24th – 25th September, 2015
Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto – PORTUGAL
‘BECOMING LOCAL – Generative places, smart approaches, happy people’– is the topic of the 8thCITTA Conference and AESOP Thematic Group on Public Spaces & Urban Cultures event organized by CITTA - Research Center for Territory, Transport and Environment, held at the Faculty of Engineering, Porto University, Portugal, on the 24th-25th September 2015.
The conference aims to investigate and discuss some main topics: (1) Real and virtual boundaries / Physical dimension (2) (Un)successful mediation / Social dimension and (3) Local identities and meanings / Cultural dimension.
Deadline for abstract submission:30 April 2015
Keynote Speakers: Ali Madanipour – (University of Newcastle, UK / Representative AESOP TG - Public Spaces & Urban Cultures); Carlos Fortuna (University of Coimbra, Portugal); Sako Musterd (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
AESOP TG Representatives: Burcu Yigit Turan, Gabriella Esposito de Vita
For more information about the call please visit: http://citta-conference.fe.up.pt/
Published at: 6 February 2015
UNIVERSITY of GLASGOW is HOSTING AESOP THEMATIC GROUP PUBLIC SPACES and URBAN CULTURES ANNUAL MEETING
THE POWER of PLACES and THE Places of POWER (4-6 June 2015, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom)
Contact person: Georgiana Varna at email@example.com
Deadline for abstract submission: 1 April 2015
Keynote speakers: Matthew Carmona (Bartlett School of Planning, UCL) and Panu Lehtovuori (Tampere University of Technology, School of Architecture)
AESOP TG Representatives: Celia Ghyka (Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucharest, Romania) and Ceren Sezer (Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands)
(The event is free of charge, however, we kindly ask you to secure your own travel and accommodation arrangements.)