Social Street Conference Tallinn

The 7th Urban and Landscape Days
Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn
April 22-24, 2010

Abstract deadline February 5, 2010
Notification of inclusion in conference programme February 19, 2010.
Paper deadline April 7, 2010

We warmly invite  research papers and project presentations to the
forthcoming Urban and Landscape Days, to be held in Tallinn, Estonia April
22-24, 2010. The keynotes and paper sessions take place in the historic
Kanuti Guild building in Tallinn’s Old Town, Pikk street 20. Tactical
excursions will be organised to familiarise with grass-roots movements and
new developments in Tallinn and the surrounding region.

This year theme  is ‘social street’. We encourage urban researchers, PhD
students, architects, landscape architects, city officials and urban
activists to send abstracts and synopis of project presentations. The
organising team will select them, creating thematic sessions. The notion
of ‘social street’ may be interpreted in an open and innovative way.
Questions and sub-themes may include, but are not limited to:

Participatory and self-building approaches in vitalising streets
Urban media, links between virtual and real space
Urban design, projects for 21st century street
Street and sustainable urban life
New uses of urban space
Urban conflicts
History of streets
Invisible street of infrastructures
Spatial configuration and urban morphology
Representations of street life in art and literature
Methodological developments in urban and spatial analysis
Technological and material innovation in street and public space construction

The conference language is English. The abstracts / synopsis should be
200-300 words, including 2-3 key sources or (for projects) 1-2 images. In
addition to that, we ask short bio (max 100 words) of the author(s),
current affiliation and contact information, which may be published in the
Conference Programme. The material should be sent as word or pdf document
to by Friday February 5, 2010.

The organisers notify the selected authors by mail on February 19, 2010.
By that time, a draft programme will be published in the Urban Studies
site Final papers should be sent to the organisers
by April 7, 2010. After the conference, the organisers plan to publish the
papers in the university series ‘Eesti Kunstiakadeemia toimetised’. In
conflicting copyright situations, we are ready to negotiate, possibly
withdrawing the paper from the publication.

Organising team:
Katrin Koov
Panu Lehtovuori
Lilia del Rio
Jüri Soolep

The Estonian Academy of Arts
Faculty of Architecture
The Chairs of Urban Studies and Urban Landscapes
Pikk tn. 20, 10133 Tallinn