[Kaupunkitutkimus] Urban research and activism conference (INURA 2012) in Tallinn - Registration open

Sampo Ruoppila sampo.ruoppila at iki.fi
Mon Mar 5 12:00:35 EET 2012


Tiedoksenne kiintoisa aktivismikonferenssi Tallinnassa kesäkuussa.


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From: Tauri Tuvikene <tauri at obs.ee>
Date: 2012/3/5
Subject: Urban research and activism conference (INURA 2012) in Tallinn -
Registration open

The registration for the 22nd International Network for Urban Research and
Action (INURA) conference in Tallinn, Estonia is now open

Conference location: Tallinn, Estonia

Conference dates: Sunday, June 17th to Wednesday, June 20th 2012
Retreat: Thursday, June 21st to Sunday, June 24th 2012

Following the tradition of INURA meetings the conference is focused on
critically discussing contemporary urban developments through
presentations, panel sessions, exciting urban field trips, and more.

This year's conference is titled "Active Urbanism". Cities throughout the
world have been characterised by various forms of urban activism. This
well-known established phenomenon is being reshaped by novel practices in
the recent time. Some of the novel practices might be driven by fun and
enjoyment where the wider political and social implications are not
explicit. Tallinn as a city in the urban global network has not been
excluded from these developments. During the last two decades various
interest groups have emerged around diverse issues. This raises questions
how the Tallinn case can be compared to developments in other cities. This
and other concerns of urban activism will be discussed in the INURA

We therefore invite participants of the conference to exchange experiences
and theories about urban activism and see if the outcomes inform a new
"Active Urbanism".

The conference welcomes researchers, activists, government officials and
interested people. More information on the website: http://inura2012tallinn.
**wordpress.com <http://inura2012tallinn.wordpress.com>

Registration will be open until May 1st 2012.

Looking forward to seeing you all in Tallinn,

The INURA Tallinn team & Linnalabor

General enquires and contact: inura2012tallinn at linnalabor.ee

The INURA network
INURA is a network of people involved in action and research in localities
and cities. The Network consists of activists and researchers from
community and environmental groups, universities, and local
administrations, who wish to share experiences and to participate in common
research. Examples of the issues that Network members are involved in
include: major urban renewal projects, the urban periphery, community-led
environmental schemes, urban traffic and transport, inner city labour
markets, do-it-yourself culture, and social housing provision. In each
case, the research is closely tied to, and is a product of, local action
and initiative. INURA is a non-governmental and non-profit organization
with a self-organizing, non-hierarchical, decentralized structure.
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