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.
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.
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 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 "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.
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.