Envisaging L'Aquila
edited by Alessandro Coppola

Les frontières mobiles


THEMATIQUES ABORDEES Les sessions mettront l’accent sur les sujets suivants : o Théorie des frontières et frontière(s) mobile(s) o Espaces transfrontaliers et frontières floues o Matérialité des frontières / frontières mobiles fonctionnelles o Murs et frontières fermées o Les Alpes comme espace . . . → Read More: Les frontières mobiles

Mapping the Invisible. EU-ROMA Gypsies

Edited by Lucy Orta

Published by Black Dog Publishing

Mapping the Invisible is the first publication dedicated to EU-ROMA gypsies. Roma gypsies are constantly in the news and gypsy folk bands are rising up the charts. Mapping the Invisible expands on this and takes a more complete look at the culture and lifestyle of the . . . → Read More: Mapping the Invisible. EU-ROMA Gypsies

Transport Geography Research Group session

RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2011

Open session for Postgraduate Transport Researchers and Early Career Symposium Research Group Affiliation(s) Transport Geography Research Group Sesssion Convenor(s) Angela Curl (University of Aberdeen) Lisa Davison (Loughborough University) Mathias Wilde (University of Applied Sciences Efurt, Germany)

Email all convenors Abstract The Transport Geography Research Group would like to draw your . . . → Read More: Transport Geography Research Group session

Metropolitan Strategies, Psychogeographic Investigations :: A Drifting Seminar ::

:: Brighton, October 26th, 2010 :: Starting @ the Cowley Club, 12PM Organized by Minor compositions . The notion of psychogeography (as well as many other ideas of the Situationists) appears frequently within political and artistic discussions. Indeed, they circulate to the point of cliché, in the process becoming almost completely emptied of content. The . . . → Read More: Metropolitan Strategies, Psychogeographic Investigations :: A Drifting Seminar ::

Blocked arteries: circulation and congestion in history


The Institute of Historical Research, University of London

25 November 2010 – 26 November 2010

For centuries congestion has constituted a significant part of the travelling experience of peoples within and between cities, regions and nations. Meanwhile, for governments and planners, congestion has emerged as both a technical and cultural construct, influencing the interaction . . . → Read More: Blocked arteries: circulation and congestion in history

Séminaire Lieux et enjeux – Les sociabilités du métro parisien

Paris, mardi 11 Janvier 2011 (please note the seminar’s date has been moved)

Organisateur : Stéphane Tonnelat, Centre de Recherche sur l’Habitat (CRH) – Lavue

14 h à 18 h (salle 204) Les transports en commun de masse en Ile-de-France font aujourd’hui face à des hausses de fréquentations qui inscrivent la région dans les tendances . . . → Read More: Séminaire Lieux et enjeux – Les sociabilités du métro parisien

Marche urbaine avec osservatorionomade-marseille

Laurent Malone & osservatorionomade-marseille vous donnent rendez-vous le samedi 9 octobre à 10h à l’obélisque de Mazargues 13009.

Prendre le métro jusqu’au rond-point du Prado (ligne 2 direction Sainte Marguerite-Dromel), puis le bus 21.

Vous aurez besoin pour cette longue traversée (six heures environ) de votre kit du marcheur urbain :

– une bonne . . . → Read More: Marche urbaine avec osservatorionomade-marseille



The private automobile dominates the social and economic environment so completely that it will take a truly radical alternative to displace it. A zero fare policy is necessary not only to give drivers the biggest possible . . . → Read More: CAMPAIGN FOR FREE PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Mobilities in Motion: New Approaches to Emergent and Future Mobilities

Call for Papers

From March 21st-23rd, 2011, the Center for Mobilities Research and Policy at Drexel University in Philadelphia will be hosting a joint international conference of the Pan-American Mobilities Network and the Cosmobilities Network. We invite abstracts (800 words) to be submitted to mimi.sheller@drexel.edu by October 15th, 2010, for papers addressing the following themes.

. . . → Read More: Mobilities in Motion: New Approaches to Emergent and Future Mobilities

Una deriva per Bovisa

Segnaliamo un interessante articolo di Fabrizio Lorusso apparso sul sito di Carmilla – letteratura, immaginario e cultura di opposizione. Lorusso propone una deriva nel quartiere di Bovisa, con documentazione fotografica.

Back In Town. Bovisa City Milano



Ne approfittiamo per ricordare che del quartiere Bovisa e delle sue trasformazioni si è occupata approfondidamente . . . → Read More: Una deriva per Bovisa

Voltaire et les voyages de la raison

De tous les écrivains du XVIIIe siècle, Voltaire est certainement celui qui a pris le plus de plaisir à convier la raison au voyage. À tel point qu’il donne parfois l’apparence de déraisonner : voyages cosmiques, voyages surnaturels, voyages au pays de nulle part, voyages dans le passé comme dans l’avenir. On y rencontre . . . → Read More: Voltaire et les voyages de la raison

2010 EU Mobility Week

The European Mobility Week is an awareness raising campaign aiming at sensibilising citizens to the use of public transport, cycling, walking and at encouraging European cities to promote these modes of transport and to invest in the new necessary infrastructures.

From 16 to 22 September 2010 the Mobility Week is the opportunity for European . . . → Read More: 2010 EU Mobility Week

Making Sustainable Mobilities

mobil.TUM 2011conference, in cooperation with Oskar-von-Miller-Forum and Cosmobilities Network

Dates: 7th and 8th, April 2011 Location: TU München, Oskar-von-Miller-Forum, Munich Website: http://www.mobil-tum.de/de/mobil-tum-2011 Deadline for abstracts: 31.10.2010 Length: max. 1000 words (including references) Notification of acceptance: 13.12.2010 Please send your abstract to: mobil.TUM2011@mobil-tum.de Download the Call

Post-Doctoral Fellowships on Mobility Cultures in Megacities

The Institute for Mobility Research (ifmo), a research facility of BMW Group, is pleased to announce an international call to researchers for up to 6 post-doctoral fellowships within the strategic field of “Mobility Cultures in Megacities”.

Duration of Fellowship: 6 months (extension of 2 months possible) Location: Munich, Germany Academic Partners: Technische Universität München; Goethe . . . → Read More: Post-Doctoral Fellowships on Mobility Cultures in Megacities

Airports, cities, regions

How can airports be perceived as part of the urban structure? Which economic effects foster spatial development? Which policy approaches exist to tackle the various conflicts in the airport-region relationship?

These questions were addressed at the colloquium “From Airport City to Airport Region?”, held in July 2009 at the University of Karlsruhe. In a . . . → Read More: Airports, cities, regions

7th Cycling and Society Symposium and Workshop

he 2010 Symposium will be hosted by the Transport Studies Unit at the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, on Monday 6th September.


Turbulent Trade Routes

Date: 26 November 2010 Time: 11.00am to 5.00pm

Venue: Institute for Advanced Studies MR2/3, Lancaster University

Organized by the Mediterranean Mobilities Research Network – Centre for Mobilities Research in collaboration with LEC.

Confirmed speakers include:

Tim Cresswell, Department of Geographpy, Royal Holloway University of London – Turbulence

Tim Hall, Department of Natural and Social . . . → Read More: Turbulent Trade Routes

BRICS on the Move

Centre for Mobilities Research, Lancaster University12 November 2010 in The Institute for Advanced Studies MR2/3 (no.17 on map)

Workshop Organisers: Thomas Birtchnell, David Tyfield & John Urry, CeMoRe

The acronym BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India, China) was coined by the Goldman Sachs consultant Jim O’Neill in 2001. It has since become a common umbrella term in . . . → Read More: BRICS on the Move

The Mobilities of the Super-rich

A Workshop at Lancaster University

21 September 2010, 10.30am-6.00pm, Lancaster University, UK

Small in number but great in influence, the super-rich shape the contours of global capitalism. Occupying the top tier of the so-called human pyramid their activities are scrutinized, emulated, and benchmarked in the production of urban and leisure landscapes; the power-knowledge venues that . . . → Read More: The Mobilities of the Super-rich

Bicycle Politics

Symposium and workshop 16 & 17 September 2010, Lancaster University, UK

Bicycle Politics, a two day event hosted by the Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe) at Lancaster University, UK, aims to explore bicycles and cycling politically. By thinking creatively and critically, its political project is to help push bicycles and cycling further into the hearts . . . → Read More: Bicycle Politics

Mobilité sociale – mobilité géographique : les enjeux socio-spatiaux de la mobilité ?

Les 26 et 27 mai 2011

Université de Strasbourg-MISHA

5 allée du Général Rouvillois, 67083 Strasbourg cedex

Depuis que les questionnements sur la mobilité se sont élargis à d’autres études que celles strictement centrées sur les transports, les déplacements dans l’espace géographique ne sont plus analysés uniquement pour eux-mêmes ni seulement en . . . → Read More: Mobilité sociale – mobilité géographique : les enjeux socio-spatiaux de la mobilité ?

STRANDED: An Eruption of Disruption

Call for Papers for the Journal Mobilities

Fortunately, the extent of the volcanic eruption of Eyjafjallajökull this year was measured not in lives lost but in flights lost. The event was not an humanitarian catastrophe, but a logistical catastrophe (a catas(h)trophe), exposing important fault-lines in the “contours of the risk society” for those living . . . → Read More: STRANDED: An Eruption of Disruption

Towards Carfree Cities Conference IX

“How do We Get There?” York, England, 28 June to 1 July 2010

We are pleased to announce that the ninth Towards Carfree Cities conference will be held in the historic city of York, England, from Monday 28 June to Thursday 1 July 2010.

Coming to the UK for the first time, this year’s . . . → Read More: Towards Carfree Cities Conference IX

MediaCity conference 2010

Call for Papers, Architectural Concepts and Media Art & Design Projects

MediaArchitecture, Urban Context and Social Practices

3rd international conference on the interaction of architecture, media and social phenomena

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany, 29 to 31 October 2010


The 3rd MediaCity conference will investigate how new media re-define social settings and urban spaces and . . . → Read More: MediaCity conference 2010

As soon as possible. L’accelerazione nella società contemporanea

La mostra (14 maggio – 18 luglio 2010) affronterà la tematica del tempo all’interno della cosiddetta “high speed society”, il modello di vita caratterizzato dalla rapidità di comunicazione e produzione dettata dalle possibilità delle nuove tecnologie, attraverso il lavoro di 10 artisti internazionali: Tamy Ben-Tor (Israele, 1975), Marnix de Nijs (Olanda, 1970), Mark Formanek . . . → Read More: As soon as possible. L’accelerazione nella società contemporanea