Every time I look for a conference to present research on the intersection of Architecture, Conflict, and Urban Planning, all the best conferences just happened or I missed the call for papers. Of course one has to be flexible and try to find fitting venues, but it can be a challenge. Fortunately this week I found a large collection of upcoming conferences for 2011-2012. I definitely intend to attend at least one of these and I hope to see you there.
Spaces and Flows 2011. Prato, Italy
Conference: November 17-18, 2011. Call for Papers Deadline: September 22, 2011.
- This conference is dedicated to mapping the transformative interchange between the global north and south, attempting to map the dynamic power flows and interactions.
Third International Conference in Communication and Media Studies: (Re)Making and Undoing of Peace/Conflict. Famagusta, Cyprus.
Conference: April 11, 2012. Call for Papers Deadline September 23, 2011.
- This broad conference is focussed on issues ranging from globalization to war, peace and reconstruction, social transformation and collective healing through media and imagery.
Borders and Borderlands: Contested Spaces. Berlin, Germany.
Conference: March 28-31, 2012. Call for Papers Deadline: November 30 2011.
- Rooting the discussion in the context of the Berlin Wall, this conference examines how borderlands and contested spaces are not marginal phenomena, but rather contain complex layers of social, political, and urban interactions. Research grants available.
Violence in Urban Spaces since the second half of the 20th Century: Comparative, Transnational and Entangled Perspectives. International Conference on Urban History. Prague, Czech Republic.
Conference: August 29 - September 1, 2012. Call for Papers Deadline: October 1, 2011.
- Discussion of violence as a communicative form, embedded in the built environment and articulated through broader social processes.