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.

Guest Lecture: “Jane Jacobs on Cities, Economies, and Morals” by Samuel Zipp

Guest Lecture: “Jane Jacobs on Cities, Economies, and Morals” by Samuel Zipp

This lecture will elaborate on Jane Jacobs and her less well-known visions on economic growth and forms of social and political organization that shape urban life.

Guest Lecture: “Street Art, Dissidence, and Brandalism” by Ana Cristina Mendes

Guest Lecture: “Street Art, Dissidence, and Brandalism” by Ana Cristina Mendes

This lecture will offer a comparative approach to the performative dynamics of celebrity in street art, with reference to Banksy and Alexandre Farto (the Portuguese street artist aka Vhils)

Guest Lecture: “Mud, Media, and the Metropolis” by Shannon Mattern

Guest Lecture: “Mud, Media, and the Metropolis” by Shannon Mattern

This talk is part of a larger project that explores the longue duree, the deep time, of urban mediation, and examines the aggregated histories of city-building, mud-molding and mark-making.

Guest Lecture: Dr. Mark Westmoreland

Guest Lecture: Dr. Mark Westmoreland

This talk discusses an experimental pedagogical video project, made in the wake of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, that draws upon the emerging mobile aesthetics of cellphone filmmaking and public encounters with revolutionary spontaneity.

Guest Lecture: Dr. Donatella Della Ratta

Guest Lecture: Dr. Donatella Della Ratta

The Question of the Image in the Networked Age: handwritten notes, Flipcam diaries, and YouTube remixes from the battlefield in Syria.

Film Screening: Urban Tides

Film Screening: Urban Tides

The ASCA Cities Project is pleased to be hosting a free public screening of URBAN TIDES, a documentary about the making of De Ceuvel in Amsterdam-Noord.

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.