Public Spaces and Urban Cultures

Blog posts of June 2014

Becoming Local Paris Meeting, Call for Abstracts (Deadline: Monday, July 7th, 2014)

Published at: 6 June 2014

We invite you to submit an abstract for a contribution to the interdisciplinary conference and workshop "BECOMING LOCAL: Transforming spaces, redefining localities", which will take place from 23 to 25 October 2014 in Paris, France. 

The event is organized by the Laboratoire Architecture Anthropologie (LAA) and the AESOP Thematic Group “Public Spaces and Urban Cultures” and is dealing with the conflicts arising between the local and global scale in contemporary urban transformations. 

Submissions are encouraged from all disciplines and research perspectives. We are in particular interested in papers that through the lens of case-studies explore, discuss and question the various notions and categories used to describe local identities, as well as disputes and misunderstandings that their use might generate or reinforce.

The deadline for abstract submission is Monday, 7 July 2014.
Submit to becominglocalparis2014@
gmail.com.

For more information about the event, please follow the link below.

Thank you in advance for distributing this call among your colleagues and professional networks.



Becoming Local Bucharest Meeting Website is Online!

Published at: 4 June 2014

http://becominglocalbucharest.ro

Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism will host a four-day annual meeting of the AESOP thematic group of Public Spaces and Urban Cultures in Bucharest, Romania. The meeting is a second one under ‘Becoming Local’ theme, following an inspiring first meeting in Istanbul in November 2013. The aim of the ‘Becoming Local’ series is to share international, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary perspectives in studies of public spaces and urban cultures.