[Kaupunkitutkimus] Fwd: AAG 2016 - last call - abstract deadline 29.10.

Sampo Ruoppila ruoppila at gmail.com
Fri Oct 30 11:07:33 EET 2015

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Lähettäjä: *Ilmonen Mervi* <mervi.ilmonen at aalto.fi>
Päiväys: perjantai 30. lokakuuta 2015
Aihe: AAG 2016 - last call - abstract deadline 29.10.
Vastaanottaja: "panu at livady.fi" <panu at livady.fi>, "stadi-lista at helsinki.fi"
<stadi-lista at helsinki.fi>
Kopio: "mari.mutila at tut.fi" <mari.mutila at tut.fi>, "jenni.partanen at tut.fi" <
jenni.partanen at tut.fi>, "ari.jokinen at uta.fi" <ari.jokinen at uta.fi>, "
markku.sotarauta at uta.fi" <markku.sotarauta at uta.fi>, "markus.laine at uta.fi" <
markus.laine at uta.fi>, "henrika.pihlajaniemi at oulu.fi" <
henrika.pihlajaniemi at oulu.fi>

Dear all,

The AAAG paper submission has been extended until November, 18th:

Best wishes,

On 28/10/15 13:58, "Ilmonen Mervi" <mervi.ilmonen at aalto.fi
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Hi all,

I would like to point out that the last submission (and therefore also
registration) day for AAG San Francisco is October, 29th:

Thus, if you have not submitted (and registered) to main conference, there
is no use to answer this interesting call by Panu and Georgiana.

Best wishes,


On 28/10/15 13:37, "owner-stadi-lista at helsinki.fi
<javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','owner-stadi-lista at helsinki.fi');> on behalf of
panu at livady.fi <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','panu at livady.fi');>" <
owner-stadi-lista at helsinki.fi
<javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','owner-stadi-lista at helsinki.fi');> on behalf of
panu at livady.fi <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','panu at livady.fi');>> wrote:

Dear all,
me and my colleague Georgiana Varna would like to invite contributions to
an engaging session at the AAG. Apologies for very late notice.

We would like to focus on emerging urbanities and discuss issues related
to public space. Especially we want to reflect if and how public space (or
urban commons) can play a key role in reshaping contemporary cities for
the creation of better future environments.

If you re working on urban public space and you are focusing on future
cities, please send a short abstract of up to 250 words to:

georgiana.varna at glasgow.ac.uk
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before 29th October 2015.

We will notify contributors of acceptance before 7th November. All
accepted contributors will then need to register for the AAG conference at

The full call is as follows:

Emerging Urbanities: Public Space in the Future City
AAG Annual Meeting, San Francisco 29 March - 2 April 2016

Georgiana Varna  (University of Glasgow)
Panu Lehtovuori  (Tampere University of Technology)

The last decade has witnessed a rich and constructive discussion about
public space and public sphere. In contemporary cities, traditional forms
of public urban space are often seen to be in decline. Since early 1990s,
scholars from numerous disciplines and a variety of starting points have
provided critical interpretations and explanations of these processes: the
Œhomogenization¹, Œdomestication¹, Œpurification¹, Œmilitarisation¹, or
even Œend¹ of public urban space, and the Œerosion of spatial justice¹
(e.g. Davis 1990; Sorkin 1992; Flusty 1994; Mitchell 2003). Instead of
being democratic and open, urban space has become increasingly regulated
in many city (re)development schemes. ŒPrivatization¹ and
Œcommercialization¹ of public urban space have led to expanding control in
forms of surveillance and policing (Koskela 2003; Varna 2014). The
Œexclusionary urge¹ which often reflects the fears about population
regarded as different, has been demonstrated in the way that Œgroups and
individuals whose lifestyles are viewed as incompatible with so called
³normal² ways of behaving have had their access to urban space limited¹
(Hubbard 2000: 248).

However, both urban scholars and activists have recently acknowledged that
the generalising notions of decline and loss do not do justice for the
multi-faceted and rapidly changing terrain of contemporary urban
practices. Nuanced concepts and efficient tools of analysis have been
found. Events, temporary appropriations, conceptual hi-jackings,
systematic resistance or simply the messy ordinariness of urban life
provide new inventive interpretations of public urban space. This emergent
urbanity has been discussed in many terms. Resisting the simple dualism of
inclusion and exclusion reveals the productive contestation in Œregimes of
publicity¹, which are rooted in property rights, but not reducible to them
(Staeheli and Mitchell 2008). Likewise, the notion of Œright to the city¹
has been creatively re-examined (Mitchell 2003), while the term Œinsurgent
public space¹ shows the momentary ruptures in instrumental urban processes
and the struggles that make difference possible (Hou 2010). In the urban
planning discourse, alternative practices and their socio-spatial contexts
have been studied as ŒDIY urbanism¹ (Iveson 2013), Œtemporary urbanism¹
(Bishop & Williams 2012) and Œtactical urbanism¹ (Lydon & al. 2012).
We therefore invite contributions that consider inventive contemporary
uses and interpretations of urban public space. We welcome papers that
reflect how urban public space (shared space/common space) can shape
contemporary urbanism and become prominent in building better future
cities (more just, more sustainable, better designed). We are interested
both in theoretical reflections and/or empirical work not only from urban
geography but also complementary fields such as architecture, urban design
urban, urban planning, management and transport studies, urban economics
etc. We aim to create either an edited journal special issue or lay the
foundations for a multi-disciplinary, multi-authored book.

Dr Georgiana Varna,
Scottish Cities Knowledge Center, University of Glasgow
Adam Smith Business School, Main Building
Glasgow G12 8QQ
Georgiana.Varna at glasgow.ac.uk
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