CfP contested_cities Madrid: From CONTESTED_CITIES to Global Urban Justice – Critical Dialogues

CfP contested_cities Madrid: From CONTESTED_CITIES to Global Urban Justice – Critical Dialogues

09.02.2016

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International Conference Announcement
From CONTESTED_CITIES to Global Urban Justice

Critical Dialogue

 

The CONTESTED_CITIES conference will be a forum of radical academics, practitioners and activists from different theoretical, disciplinary and geographical backgrounds coming together to probe the multiple forms of urban injustice that shape cities across the world. Cities have always been contested spaces in which struggles over different political visions of urban development, planning and life take place; yet urban contestation is increasing. In recent years this has been manifested through austerity urbanism, crisis politics and processes of financialisation. Millions of urban citizens are experiencing dispossession, displacement and expulsion on a daily basis; their ‘right to the city’ has been denied by diverse forms of neoliberal and authoritarian urban governance. At the same time there is growing global resistance and counter-strategies to these injustices, varying in form, scale and approach. The conference will develop counter-dialogues and perspectives, fighting against these injustices, in an attempt to go beyond neoliberalism.

 

Madrid is at the heart of radical urban struggles in Spain; the centre of the 15-M movement. 15-M’surban and anticapitalist demands shook the obsolete Spanish party-political system, creating a laboratory of contestation. Such new urban initiatives challenge the established order, and provide radical insights into alternative practices of everyday life. The conference will hear from first-hand experiences of this and other struggles for urban justice.

 

Conference dates: 4-7 July 2016
Main languages: Spanish and English

 

Contact: ccc2016@contested-cities.net

 

CONTESTED_CITIES is a network of researchers from Europe and Latin America that researches and analyses the processes of neoliberalisation of space, gentrification and social contestation. Our research has involved methodological innovation in particular through audio-visual methodologies. At this conference we will present our findings and open up a dialogue with colleagues, practitioners and activists from across all continents. The conference will be structured around the following five streams (more information in PDFs below):
1. CONCEPTS FOR CRITICAL URBANISMS – BEYOND THE NEW GLOBAL URBAN QUESTION
2. THE GLOBAL URBAN HOUSING QUESTION
3. NEW REGIMES OF EXPULSION – SHEDDING LIGHT ON THE VIOLENCE OF DISPLACEMENT
4. NEW FORMS AND LIMITS OF GENTRIFICATION
5. THE NEW URBAN ALTERNATIVES – SOCIAL MOVEMENTS, THEIR SOCIO SPATIAL PRACTICES, AND THE USE OF VISUAL METHODOLOGIES

 

Abstract submission:
4th January – 5th March, 2016

 

Letters of acceptance:
March 20th, 2016

 

Early-bird registration:
April 1st to April 30th, 2016

 

Regular registration:
May 1st to May 31st, 2016

 

Full paper submission:
April 1st to May 31st, 2016

 

Publication of the conference programme:
June 20th, 2016

 

Info: http://www.contested-cities.net/congreso2016

 

MORE Information:

CfP (english)

CfP (español)