Creative Practices of Slowness in Global Cities

October 19, 2012, University of Amsterdam

A workshop on creative practices that slow down processes of globalisation.

While scholarly discussions about globalization tend to focus on mobility, speed, and circulation, rather less attention has been paid to processes and practices that slow down the speed of daily life as forms of creativity.  Slowness can be a deliberate practice, like slow art and food, unintended consequence, or enforced condition, such as waiting in traffic jams and queues.  How is slowness articulated variously through objects, practices, and technologies?  This interdisciplinary workshop aims to stimulate novel reflections about the relationship between slowness, urbanity, and creativity.
A discussion roundtable in the afternoon will be open to the public. Speakers include:

Sophie Watson, Sociology, Open University, UK

Olga Sezneva, Sociology, University of Amsterdam

Yiu Fai Chow, Humanities, Hong Kong Baptist University

Melissa Butcher, Geography, Open University, UK

Lotte Hoek, Anthropology, University of Edinburgh

David PInder,  Cultural Geography, University of London


Date: 19 October 2012

Location: Vondelzaal, UB, Singel 425, Amsterdam

For more information, and to register, contact: Olga Sooudi

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