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metropolitiques

metropolitiques.eu is a new online blog in French and English dealing with issues of the city, architecture, planning and territories. Extremely rich and highly recommended.

http://www.metropolitiques.eu/

Metamorfosi. La cultura della metropoli

http://www.tracceurbane.professionaldreamers.net/?p=18

VIVERE SU, LAVORARE GIÙ. Quando la periferia diventa un lusso: Trento tra sobborghi e centro storico

Trento, 24 settembre 2010, ore 17.30

BAR Pasi, Piazza Pasi

“Caffè della Ricerca” dell’Università di Trento per la Notte dei Ricercatori

Ospiti: Andrea Mubi Brighenti, ricercatore del Dipartimento di sociologia e ricerca sociale e Alessandro Franceschini, ricercatore del Dipartimento di Ingegneria civile e ambientale dell’Università di Trento

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CAMPAIGN FOR FREE PUBLIC TRANSPORT

INAUGURAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE Saturday 16th October 2010 11.00am to 5.00pm BRITANNIA HOTEL, 67 NEW STREET, BIRMINGHAM B2 4DU

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

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

http://www.carmillaonline.com/archives/2010/08/003580.html

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

BLK River Festival 2010 – Muralism & Experimental Visual Strategies

From September 10 to October 04 BLK River Festival – Vienna’s first festival for contemporary Street & Urban Art – will take place for the second time.

Among the invited artists are: AKAY – BLU – BASTARDILLA – BENJAMIN GAULON – BRAD DOWNEY – CARLIE AHERN – DEEP INC. – DTAGNO – ELLIS GALLAGHER . . . → Read More: BLK River Festival 2010 – Muralism & Experimental Visual Strategies

Cities and Urban Spaces: Chances for Cultural and Citizenship Education

NECE- Networking European Citizenship Education Cities and Urban Spaces: Chances for Cultural and Citizenship Education 29 September – 1 October 2010, Trieste (Italy)

Location: The Stazione Marittima Congress Centre Molo Bersaglieri 3, I-34124 Trieste

Developments within cities and in urban spaces provide a variety of starting points for new ways of cultural and citizenship . . . → Read More: Cities and Urban Spaces: Chances for Cultural and Citizenship Education

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

Support Tacheles

To support KUNSTHAUS TACHELES with 20 years of international history and the last independant and non-commercial art-center in berlin mitte threatend to be closed for commercial reasons we invite everybody worldwide to make pictures with the “i support tacheles” card. you are free to choose you’re subject and form. for further informations and to . . . → Read More: Support Tacheles

KRaP INVADERS

Freestyle Festival 30 Luglio – 1 Agosto 2010 – Schio (VI) SECONDO INCONTRO VOLONTARI KRAP INVADERS

“KRaP INVADERS Freestyle Festival”: Tre giorni di skateboard, parkour, freerunning, e arte contemporanea dove più di 100 atleti e artisti provenienti da tutta Italia e dall’estero invaderanno il territorio di Schio (VICENZA) e non solo, con stile, passione . . . → Read More: KRaP INVADERS

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

Fashion-able. Hacktivism and engaged fashion design

In this beautiful book published by Art Monitor (Board for Artistic Research of the Fine, Applied and Performing Arts at the University of Gothenburg), Otto von Busch explores open-access DIY culture in the world of fashion design. The book “experiments with how fashion can be reverse engineered, hacked, tuned and shared among many participants . . . → Read More: Fashion-able. Hacktivism and engaged fashion design

Tracce Urbane. Scienziati sociali e urbanisti a dialogo

Seminario di Studi

Tracce Urbane Scienziati sociali e urbanisti a dialogo

24 e 25 Giugno 2010 9.30-18.30 Aula Magna- Facoltà di Economia Via Voltapaletto 11 Ferrara

Programma Giovedì 24 giugno Ore 9.30 Saluti del Preside della Facoltà di Lettere – Marcello d’Agostino Saluti del Direttore di Dipartimento di Scienze Umane– Paolo Frignani

Introduzione al convegno . . . → Read More: Tracce Urbane. Scienziati sociali e urbanisti a dialogo

Long Marchers on the Road

Long Marchers on the Road Ho Chi Minh Trail June 24, 2010, 6:00 am

Danshavan, Laos lm@hochiminhtrailproject.com

www.hochiminhtrailproject.com

International and local artists and thinkers embark on a journey along the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and China. Two divisions will travel separately by train and by air to congregate at Phnom Penh, . . . → Read More: Long Marchers on the Road

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

Laboratorio di etnografia urbana – archivio

Il primo ciclo del Laboratorio di etnografia urbana si è svolto dal 14 aprile al 26 maggio 2010 presso la Facoltà di Sociologia di Trento. La formula adottata in questa prima fase è stata quella di una serie di sette incontri seminariali in cui sono state presentate ricerche ispirate da una sensibilità etnografica e condotte . . . → Read More: Laboratorio di etnografia urbana – archivio

On Roma people

A forthcoming conference and a monographic issue of the journal Geocarrefour on Roma people:

CfP Roma Migrants in the City – Practices and Policies (deadline 15 September 2010)

The Roma issue in Europe Today (deadline 15 July 2010)

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

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

Daniele Pennati – Faccia a Faccia

Faccia a Faccia. Viaggio attraverso i contrasti urbani

Il lavoro d’indagine esposto si propone come un percorso attraverso i differenti luoghi che compongono la città di Milano. Un percorso attraverso i contrasti e le contraddizioni che costruiscono la città stessa. Un viaggio da periferia a periferia, da nord-ovest a sud-est percorrendo un territorio . . . → Read More: Daniele Pennati – Faccia a Faccia

There goes the neighbourhood

Here is a very interesting art project on neighbourhoods and gentrification launched by a group based in Redfern (Sydney, Australia). The event took place in 2009 and was performed up by over a dozen Australian and international artists. An edited book has also been published which can be found at the link below. It . . . → Read More: There goes the neighbourhood

Città, culture quotidiane e immaginari urbani

Il convegno Città, culture quotidiane e immaginari urbani si terrà all’Università di Cagliari il 17 e 18 giugno 2010. E’ aperto un call for papers. Le proposte di intervento devono essere inviate alla collega Giuliana Mandich all’indirizzo mandich@unica.it entro il 20 maggio 2010 e devono comprendere nome, afferenza e indirizzo e-mail dell’autore-autrice; titolo dell’intervento; Abstract . . . → Read More: Città, culture quotidiane e immaginari urbani

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park is an 85-acre post-industrial waterfront site stretching 1.3 miles along Brooklyn’s East River edge. The project by ichael Van Valkenburgh Associates is currently under construction and only one out of the projected 6 piers is already open. I publish this short note here about Brooklyn Bridge Park as a marker case . . . → Read More: Brooklyn Bridge Park

Laboratorio di etnografia urbana

Il laboratorio di etnografia urbana propone una serie di incontri seminariali che si tengono presso la Facoltà di Sociologia di Trento, in cui vengono presentate ricerche etnografiche e/o qualitative condotte da prospettive disciplinari diverse (sociologia, urbanistica, pianificazione, studi culturali) per esplorare i diversi aspetti dello spazio urbano contemporaneo e delle sue dinamiche sociali. Il seminario . . . → Read More: Laboratorio di etnografia urbana

Abitanti flottanti

Il collettivo LesFlottants viene fondato nel 2003 all’interno del corso di Arti Multimediali dell’Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara. Il collettivo opera nell’ambito dei nuovi e vecchi media con operazioni sitespecific o interventi artistici legati ad episodi contingenti, per riflettere sulla contemporaneità, in particolar modo le relazioni fra uomo e ambiente.

Nell’ambito della rasegna . . . → Read More: Abitanti flottanti

Bicycle Politics

Symposium and workshop

Thursday 16th – Friday 17th September 2010

Centre for Mobilities Research, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK

The major role and relevance of bicycles and cycling to future life seems increasingly unquestionable. On the ground, projects across the world are committed to promoting cycling and/or cycling-oriented subcultures. In both theory and practice, there’s a . . . → Read More: Bicycle Politics