Obviously it’s been too long between posts! …here’s quite a long list of some very short-notice call for papers and abstracts (in summary, with further details underneath):
- Thematic session: Artists and the challenges of contemporary urban development, 2014 IGU Regional Conference,18-22 August 2014, Poland. Deadline for abstracts: 27 January 2014
- Culture under neoliberalism/neoliberal culture: Studies from the Pacific Rim, themed issue of Sites: A Journal of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies. Deadline for papers: 31 January 2014
- Sensuous Geographies, Special issue of Australian Geographer. Deadline for abstracts: 7 February 2014. Deadline for papers July 2014
- Arte-Polis 5 : 5th International Conference and Workshop
: Reflection on Creativity: Public Engagement and the Making of Place,
8-9 August 2014, Bandung, Indonesia. Deadline for abstracts: 10 February 2014
- Session: Geographies of Public-Art Co-Production: Let Us Talk about Public Art, but Where Are the Publics? RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, 26–29 August 2014, London. Deadline for abstracts: 12 February 2014
- Situation: The 7th International Interior Design/Interior Architecture Educators Association (IDEA), exhibition and symposium, 23/31 July – 3 August 2014, Melbourne. Deadline for proposals: 14 February 2014
- Radio as Art – Concepts, Spaces, Practices: Radio Art between Media Reality and Art Reception, International conference, 5–7 June 2014 , Bremen. Deadline for abstracts: 14 February 2014
- JAR6, Journal of Artistic Research, Issue #6. Deadline for papers: 28 February 2014
- Open call for papers: Public Art Dialogue, Fall 2014 issue, Deadline for submissions: 1 March 2014
- International Conference on Culture and Cultural Policies, 24-25 April 2014, Vienna, Austria. Deadline for panel proposals: 10 February 2014. Deadline for abstracts: 10 March 2014
- Counterculture. Themed issue of Media/Culture journal. Deadline for papers: 10 October 2014
Convenors: Jarosław Działek, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, and Monika Murzyn-Kupisz, Kracow University of Economics, Poland
2014 IGU Regional Conference, Kraków, Poland
18-22 August 2014
Deadline for abstracts: 27 January 2014
As an ambiguous yet specific professional group, artists are often mentioned in the contemporary debate on the inspirations and causes of urban transformations. On the other hand, since the publication of Florida’s (2002) influential but also controversial thesis, artists have been relatively rarely singled out in the discussions on the creative class, its spatial choices and impact on urban development […] There is thus still a need to precisely and critically theorise and assess the role of artists in urban transformations, especially taking a broader perspective including different cultural, geographic and spatial contexts.
[…] we invite paper proposals which: 1) distinguish artists as a unique group within the creative class; 2) show different geographic contexts in which artists function and undertake decisions with respect to places of residence, creative activity and leisure; 3) present a diversity of artists’ impacts on the contemporary urban centres.
Confirmed speakers include Tatiana Debroux (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium), paper title: ‘Pioneers or tools? Artists and urban redevelopment in Brussels’; and Niamh Moore-Cherry (University College Dublin, Ireland), paper title: ‘Beyond art in meanwhile spaces: the role of creatives in urban citizenship and sustainability’.
Abstracts must be submitted online by 27 January 2014, having first registered at the IGU2014 website. (Registration information here.)
Further information on this session from the convenors here.
Themed issue of Sites: A Journal of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies.
Editors Chris Prentice (University of Otago) and Jenny Lawn (Massey University, NZ)
Deadline for papers: 31 January 2014
[…] neoliberalism — the extension of free market principles and corporate structures into the wider social and cultural spheres — has become a shaping paradigm of our daily lives. […] “culture” has been energised as a source of wealth formation: capitalist economies pursue “creative” business solutions even as the state-funded arts have been transformed into “creative industries,” and “cultural capital” is deemed to inject distinctiveness and value into a wide range of forms of production, from the branded commodity to the “job ready” individual offering their services to the employment market. Such productive appeals to the mutuality of culture and economy have preoccupied and, arguably, disarmed the academic left. In particular, in Aotearoa New Zealand, the erosion of workers’ rights and income was accompanied by real advances in the visibility and economic power of Māori iwi and business interests.
Papers are invited that offer multidisciplinary perspectives on the study of societies and cultures to address the implications of contemporary manifestations of neoliberal culture, or “explore interventions and disruptions to the ideologies and practices that inform neoliberal culture.”
See the full call for papers here.
Submission guidelines here.
Themed issue of Australian Geographer
Guest Editors: Garth Lean (University of Western Sydney, Australia) and Gordon Waitt (University of Wollongong, Australia)
Deadline for abstracts: 7 February 2014
In recent years debates that focus on the corporeal experiences of mobility have opened up new ways of thinking about movement that complicate issues of representation and that raise important questions about senses, materialities and the capacities of bodies more generally. […] This Call for Papers around the theme of ‘sensuous mobilities’ enables a focused exploration of emerging thinking opened up by analysis of the embodied dimensions of different types of mobility.
The editors invite expression of interests from scholars critically engaging with the embodied dimensions of mobility in human geography and related fields, across a range of mobilities such as migration, refugees, tourism, military service, virtual travel, imaginative travel, pilgrimage, commuting, short-car trips, leisurely/sporting pursuits, walking, cycling, sailing, etc.
See full call for papers and guidelines for submission here.
[Source: CSAA list]
School of Architecture, Planning and Policy Development, Institute of Technology Bandung, Bandung, Indonesia
8-9 August 2014
Deadline for abstracts: 10 February 2014
The aim of Arte-Polis 5 is to connect together practitioners, academics, community leaders, local government officials, policy-makers and other professionals from diverse disciplines and regions around the world concerned with the quality of life and collaborative nature of creative communities in urban and rural places. Its objective is to share and learn the reflection of creativity from international and local experiences regarding current issues, best practices and policy implications of public engagement on place-making.
Abstracts are sought on the themes of: Creative engagement through design praxis; Digital technology enabling public engagement; Planning methods for wider public engagement; and Public engagement for cultural heritage.
Submission guidelines and further information here
Session Convenors: Martin Zebracki (University of Leeds) & joni m palmer (independent scholar)Royal Geographical Society (RGS) with Institute of British Geographers (IBG)
RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, London
26–29 August 2014
Deadline for abstracts: 12 February 2014
This session invites scholars across disciplines as well as practitioners to critically and creatively engage with the encounters between producers and publics of public art.
The questions that this session embarks upon include, but are not limited to:
* How are knowledges about public art constructed in the encounters between producers and publics?
* How are public art’s publics involved in public art from its preparation through its implementation phase and the time thereafter?
* To what extent do the everyday perceived opportunities and challenges of publics’ involvement in public-art production differ between the perspectives of producers and publics?
* How might we engage and engender multiple perspectives to create novel collaborative understandings, methodologies as well as sites for knowledge exchange toward geographies of public-art co-production?
Further info and submission guideline here.
[Courtesy of Martin Zebracki]
Symposium: 31 July – 3 August 2014
Exhibition: 23 July – 3 August 2014
RMIT University, Melbourne
Deadline for proposals (exhibition and symposium): 14 February 2014
Situation aims to:
bring attention to the designing of interiors as a practice engaged in spatial and temporal production; a practice that works in the midst of social, cultural, historical, political forces; a practice open to contingency, chance and change; a practice engaged with singularity and specificity.
SITUATION highlights ideas of event and the eventful nature of interiors, lived space-time compositions in constant change; atmospheric compositions; ephemerality; uniqueness; one-offs; a multiplicity of experience.
Submission guidelines and further information here.
International Conference, Bremen
Presented by Centre for Artists’ Publications, Bremen, Universität Bremen, Universität zu Kőln
5–7 June 2014
Deadline for abstracts: 14 February 2014
Radiophonic art has largely “eluded the – primarily visually based – knowledge parameters of art-historical methods which had been shaped for the most part by the study of pictures”.
Radio art concepts undermine the spatially regulated dispositifs of art reception and the related locations of the museum and the private reception context. Through the blurring of spatial boundaries with the public sphere, new horizons open and widen, horizons that address the collective, historically anticipate the concept of the network, and to an extent reconnect them with the local circumstances, as in the works of Marko Peljhan.
[…] the international conference ‘RADIO AS ART – Spaces, Concepts, Practices: Radio Art between Media Reality and Art Reception’ will link conceptual, recipient-response-related, conservatorial and sociocultural issues to matters of relevance to radio art’s mediation. Within a broadly defined reference framework, the results of the research project Radio Art: On the Development of a Medium between Aesthetics and Socio-Cultural Reception History will be put forth for discussion in a circle of international experts. Submissions from art historians, media scholars, art educators, curators, cultural studies specialists, ethnologists and artists are welcome.
Further information and submission guidelines here.
Deadline for submissions: 28 February 2014
Unlike the traditional journal article format, JAR offers its contributors a free-to-use online writing space where text can be woven together with image, audio and video material. This new approach displays research practice in a manner that respects artists’ modes of presentation and incorporates web-enabled possibilities for collaboration, debate and discussion. The result is a journal that promotes experimental approaches to ‘writing up’ and provides a unique ‘reading’ experience, while carefully fulfilling the expectations of a peer-reviewed academic journal. We embrace research practices across and between disciplines, from artists worldwide, with or without academic affiliation.
JAR uses the Research Catalogue, an innovative repository for the documentation of artistic research.
Open call for papers, Fall 2014 issue.
Deadline for papers: 1 March 2014
Centre for Research in Social Science and Humanities
24-25 April 2014
Deadline for abstracts: 10 March 2014
(Session proposals due 10 February 2014)
The Centre for Research in Social Sciences and Humanities is a newly established private institution registered in Croatia (EU), with a focus on fostering academic debates and original research in fields of Religion and Cultural studies. The Centre plans to establish a peer review journal, as well as publish working papers and edited volumes. Conference papers will be considered for publication.
Paper proposals are invited from scholars, NGO activists, Master and PhD students, and independent researchers, on themes such as: culture and identity, natonalism, religion, tourism, propaganda, diplomacy or imperialism; popular culture and cultural policy; and art and cultural policy.
See the full conference call for papers here.
Themed issues of Media/Culture Journal
Editors: Rob Garbutt, Jacqueline Dutton, and Johanna Kijas
Deadline for papers: 10 October 2014
The seeds of the global counterculture sprouted in the 1960s, flourished into the 1970s and for some the counterculture continues to frame their daily lives. Its challenge to the functionalist culture characterised by formal education, career, marriage and mortgage yielded a range of experiments, some failures and short-lived and others long-lasting and now almost mainstream. Whatever the outcome, the intent was not one possible future for one’s life but a future of possibilities, along with a commitment to social and environmental sustainability. The counterculture was, therefore, intensely biopolitical in the sense that it was and is a politics of life, one’s own life and life on planet earth more generally.
The counterculture was also contested from the beginning. The “counter” has been absorbed into consumer culture and commodified with ease. The love of transgression often saw the politics of power-relations overlooked. And despite being “counter”, a relationship with the “mainstream” has always been necessary.
In the 1970s and 80s, the counterculture was alive in academic discussions, but recently it has been relatively dormant. This issue is designed to stimulate reflection and discussion of the counterculture in Australia and beyond.
See the full call for papers here.