International Conference Urban World-Making

International Conference Urban World-Making

June 1-2 2017, Amsterdam
The international workshop Urban World-Making explores contemporary processes of ‘worlding’ in relation to urban environments.

International Conference: Visualizing the Street

International Conference: Visualizing the Street

For the international conference Visualizing the Street, the ASCA Cities Project invites papers that explore the impact of contemporary practices of image-making on the visual cultures of the street.

Deconstructing the High Line

Deconstructing the High Line

Interdisciplinary symposium on the High Line that critically interrogates the park’s relation to public space, creative practice, neoliberal urban renewal, urban political ecology, and policy-led gentrification. The event brings together scholars from urban studies, geography, cultural analysis, art, and architecture, and is co-sponsored by the Amsterdam Centre for Globalisation Studies, the Milano School of International Affairs […]

Global Garbage Conference

Global Garbage Conference

June 12-13 2014, Paris
This interdisciplinary conference will bring together scholars from across the humanities and social sciences to explore the many ways in which garbage – in its diverse forms and articulations – is being produced, managed, experienced, imagined, circulated, concealed, and aestheticized in contemporary urban environments and across different creative and cultural practices.

Global Cities and Theories of Interruption

Global Cities and Theories of Interruption

May 9-10, 2013, Institute for Public Knowledge, New York University, in collaboration with the Amsterdam Center for Globalization Studies.Bringing together perspectives from across the humanities and social sciences, this international workshop will explore how recent practices of visual culture interrupt and dislodge the narratives of mobility, speed, and growth which have overwhelmingly determined our understanding of global cities.

Creative Practices of Slowness in Global Cities

Creative Practices of Slowness in Global Cities

October 19, 2012, University of Amsterdam.
A workshop on creative practices that slow down processes of globalisation.

Inert Cities

Inert Cities

May 8, 2012, University of London, UK.
This symposium considers inertia, and other forms of stillness or blockage, as a condition in urban life, articulated and operationalized through visual culture and spatial practice.

Questioning Urban Modernity

Questioning Urban Modernity

May 18, 2012, Location: ARCAM Architectuurcentrum Amsterdam.
Bringing into consideration diverse expressions of urban modernity worldwide, the Questioning Urban Modernity conference uses globalization as a central paradigm for understanding contemporary urban space and culture. In doing so, it seeks to develop a more adequate understanding of urban modernity.

CRESC Conference Panel: Globalization and Urban Aesthetics

CRESC Conference Panel: Globalization and Urban Aesthetics

CRESC annual conference 2011, September 6-9, Manchester, UK.
This panel brings together papers from the fields of Asian studies, film studies, and art history to examine the relationship between globalization, cities, and aesthetics

NECS Conference Panel: Cities and Scapes

NECS Conference Panel: Cities and Scapes

NECS Conference “Sonic Futures”, 23-26 June, London, UK.
This panel brings together researchers from the Cities Project at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis to examine the critical and perspectival trope of the ‘scape’ (landscape, mindscape, soundscape, etc) in relation to a range of urban settings, including Los Angeles, New York, and Tehran.

Paris-Amsterdam Underground

Paris-Amsterdam Underground

November 2010 (Amsterdam) and January 2011 (Paris). Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis/University of London Institute in Paris.
This conference seeks to interrogate the post-war history of underground culture in the cities of Paris and Amsterdam.

Globalization and Violence

Globalization and Violence

October 1-2, 2009. Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis/Department of English.
This interdisciplinary workshop aims at bringing together a select group of leading scholars in the fields of urban and cultural studies to address the relationship between globalization and violence in contemporary visual culture.