2013 Fourth International Conference on Urban and ExtraUrban Studies
Call for Papers
The Spaces and Flows: Fourth International Conference on Urban and ExtraUrban Studies is held at the University of Amsterdam on 22-23 November 2013. This conference aims to critically engage the contemporary and ongoing spatial, social, ideological, and political transformations in a transnational, global, and neoliberal world. In a process-oriented world of flows and movement, we posit, the global north and global south now simultaneously converge and diverse in a dialectic that shapes and transforms cities, suburbs, and rural areas. This conference addresses the mapping of, the nature of, and the forces that propel these processural changes. Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, roundtables or colloquia are invited, addressing spaces and flows in a time of economic and political uncertainty in one of the following themes:
• Urban and Extraurban Spaces
• Human Environments and Ecosystemic Effects
• Material and Immaterial Flows
The final deadline for proposal submission is 3 October 2013. Please visit http://spacesandflows.com for more information on submitting your proposal, future deadlines, and registering for the conference.
Virtual participation is available for those who are unable to attend the conference in person. Proposals for virtual presentations may be submitted at any time, up to the start of the conference. All conference registrants (in-person and virtual) may also submit their written papers for publication in the refereed Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and Extra Urban Studies.
Plenary Speakers and Guest Speakers will engage discussion and thought around the theme – Spaces and Flows in a Time of Economic and Political Uncertainty.
• LORETTA LEES, King's College London
• GORDON MACLEOD, Durham University, UK
• JAN NIJMAN, PhD, U of Colorado at Boulder
• DAVID WILSON, Syracuse University