CRESC Annual Conference ‘Framing the City’

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 – 09:00 – Friday, September 9, 2011 – 17:00

Royal Northern College of Music- Manchester

The deadline for submitting papers is the end of April, not the end of February as was previously advertised.

The CRESC annual conference 2011 takes the rubric of ‘framing’ to scrutinise the processes by which the city has been  conceptualised, conceived , ordered and depicted – and how these processes have been disrupted and contested – in regard to the meta-themes of: the material, ecologies and environments, publics & politics, economies, the visual, and affect. Read More

Conference: Cities in Conflict 20st of June

CUCR and Unit for Global Justice would like to invite you to the following event

With the rapid intensification of urbanisation, cities have increasingly become targets, terrains, and territories of conflict. Cities are now seen as spaces of conflict, ranging from urban violence to warfare. Yet the city is also seen as a space of consociation, a place for rebuilding and for making new urban ties, lives and associations.
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The struggle to belong: Dealing with diversity in 21st century urban settings

Amsterdam 7-9 July 2011

The central concern of the Research Committee 21 annual conference is the ways in which individuals and communities in an urban context respond to the major social processes of globalisation and individualisation: how do they articulate various forms of diversity and develop inclusive or exclusive strategies to ‘belong’? Moreover, we aim to understand better what types of (new) policy responses and forms of governance have developed to manage diversity in urban settings. Read More

EURA 2011 Conference ‘Cities without limits’

‘Cities without limits’ is the topic of the next conference of the European Urban Research Association (EURA 2011) organised in cooperation with Centre for Strategic Urban Research – formed by University of Copenhagen and Aarhus School of Architecture and funded by Realdania Research – and University of Aalborg.

The conference will be held in Copenhagen 23rd – 25th of June 2011.

Utopia in bester Lage

Seit 40 Jahren folgt die Kopenhagener Hippie-Kolonie Christiania eigenen Gesetzen. Jetzt will der Staat sie verkaufen

When Art and Energy Were SoHo Neighbors

We were talking by phone one recent evening about what once appeared to be the end of days for New York City during the early ’70s, when SoHo dawned. “Like New York, we were all broke,” she reminisced. “We thought of ourselves as workers, conquering someplace inhospitable, and we had a real sense of place.”

The Distinctiveness of Cities | Modes of Re-Production

International Conference | 15th-17th of June 2011, Darmstadt (Germany)

Venice is different from London and in Mumbai we will expect to have radically other experiences than in Paris. The simple mentioning of city names calls up mental images in us, positive or negative, exotic or banal. Cities appear to be dynamic or progressive, cosmopolitan or sentimental, but what is the origin of such images and associations?

The question of the international conference “The Distinctiveness of Cities | Modes of Re-Production” is the intrinsic logic of cities. Six thematic fields will serve to structure the approach taken to these questions at the conference on “The Distinctiveness of Cities | Modes of Reproduction”:
Body | Space | Power | Infrastructure | Knowledge | Heritage

Keynote lectures by Helmuth Berking, Friedrich Lenger, Sujata Patel and Kurt W. Foster. Talk and Film with Ulrike Ottinger.
Panel lectures by Fran Tonkiss, Trutz von Trotha, Stephen Graham, Phil Hubbard, Olivier Coutard, Ulf Mathiesen, Brenda S.A. Yeoh and many more.

Wonderfull introduction to de Certeau in Dutch…

For the dutch-speaking, I can recommend the following book as a very readable introduction to Michel de Certeau by Rudy Laermans: Sluipwegen van het denken. (1996)

Rio World Cup demolitions leave favela families trapped in ghost town

Homes are being torn down and pests and squatters are taking over the rubble of Favela do Metrô, but hundreds of families remain with nowhere else to go…

How to get an ISIC card in Tallinn

1. Get a passport sized picture.
2. Go to the International Office at the EKA main building, fifth floor.
3. Get a letter proofing you are a student there.
4. Go to the Student Union at the Estonian Business School, second floor.
5. Get your ISIC card there. (about 6-7 Euros)

Both places are marked on the map, and easy to find.

Good luck.