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28 & 29 March Stadtkolloquium

UCL Urban Laboratory
Stadtkolloquium-- Interdisciplinary Urban PhD Research Seminar
28 & 29 March 2011



Call for papers

The UCL Urban Laboratory is organizing a 2-day workshop for PhD students who are
interested in developing their work in urban research. The workshop will provide an
open and informal space to collaborate and discuss progress amongst peers with
regard to topical, theoretical, practical or methodological concerns. We therefore
welcome contributions from PhD students at all stages of the dissertation process.
Stadtkolloquium aims to create a supportive environment for urban researchers
who would like to get feedback on their work and meet PhD students from other
departments and universities. All participants agree to both present their work and
support others in doing so. Organizers hope to generate lively round-table
discussions on diverse urban questions across various academic disciplines
including Geography, Architecture, History, Anthropology, Literature, Cultural
Studies, Development Studies, Fine Arts, Environmental Studies, Gender Studies,
Health Sciences, Planning, Engineering and beyond.

The three general themes for the workshop are:

a. Urban futures
How is the urban realm imagined? What models can grasp urban complexities?
Visions for the future of cities.

b. Urban histories
How have cities been represented, imagined and contested in the past across
various realms (planning, literature, film, architecture)? Lessons from history.

c. Urban connections
How do cities and communities build networks and collaborations? Urban networks
and systems.

The workshop will take place on 28 & 29 March 2011 at University College
London. On the first day, each participant will be given 20 minutes to present their
work in small groups, followed by 25 minutes of feedback and discussion. The
second day will be dedicated to a combined plenary discussion building on the major
concerns of the first day to develop possible lines of future inquiry and collaboration,
and to specific methodology workshops based on participants concerns.

Call for papers - If you are interested in discussing your work, please send us an
abstract (no more than 250 words) of the project you would like to present (this can
be your PhD outline, a sample chapter, or paper in progress) and indicate in which of
the three sessions (a., b. or c.) you would like to present.

Deadline for proposals: 14th of January 2011. A small conference fee may apply.

Enquiries to Sandra Jasper s.jasper@ucl.ac.uk


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