AccueilThe mediation of technologies for a new communication and representation of territory

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Publié le mardi 17 janvier 2017 par Céline Guilleux

Résumé

The session, which is part of the 32nd Congress of Italian Geographers, will accept both theoretical and methodological proposals exploring the forms through wich ICTs, particularly the Web, have been changing the dynamics of territory representation in the last decades. Among other things, the proposal shoud focus on territorial communication forms for both political and administrative aims (the communication by and for citizens/investors) and tourist and cultural purposes (the communication by and for tourists/visitors).

Annonce

Argument

Territory, communication and new technologies – The revolution triggered by new Information and Communication technologies forces the academic world to develop a conscious reflection.

We are both spectators and protagonists of a new culture shaped by ICTs that has led to a radical change even in the dynamics structuring the territorialisation processes.

The increasing pervasiveness of informational flows does not imply a de-semantization of real-world places, but it rather triggers unprecedented processes of territorial narratives as well as imagery re-construction in a constant  interaction with the virtual sphere.

Both institutional strategies and bottom up practices of territorial communication can no longer ignore new technologies, although anchored to a wide range of material and immaterial territorial elements innervating the “personality” of a place.

Digital promotion of the territory is not necessarily addressed to  exogenous actors and narrowly included in the framework of territorial marketing. It can also act as catalyser of the several territorial dimensions increasing their value and experiential elements.

As a result, the session will accept both theoretical and methodological proposals exploring the forms through which ICTs, particularly the Web, have been changing the dynamics of territory representation in the last decades.

Among other things, the proposals should focus on territorial communication forms for both political/administrative aims (the communication by and for citizens/investors) and tourist/cultural purposes (the communication by and for tourists/visitors).

Top-down narratives: institutional communication and new technologies:

  • Territorial narratives through ICTs for administrative, commercial aims etc…;
  • E-government, institutional smartness;
  • Branding, territorial marketing and storytelling;
  • Smart Tourist & Cultural Destination;
  • Bottom up narratives: citizens and tourists re-build the territorial image
  • Self-representation, interconnection and participation: the active and connected citizen
  • The Digital Tourist
  • Storytelling as a tool for the co-creation of the tourist experience

Due to the inherent interdisciplinary nature of the topic, the session will also accept proposals based on different scientific approaches.

This session proposal originates from the network of relations of the “Geography of the Information Society” Agei group, whose members have followed and shared the session conceptual development.

Submission guidelines

http://www.congressogeografico.it/invio-abstract/

Then click "PROPONI UN ABSTRACT"

Abstracts are due by 15 february, 2017

Proposals should include a title; a short description of aims and contents of the paper (max 3.000 characters, all included); up to three keywords. Abstracts must be submitted in one of the languages listed in the session.

Scholars are only allowed to submit one abstract for one session. Proposals must be submitted to both the organizers of the session and the organizers of the Congress by 15 February 2017, using this form.

The session organizers will evaluate the proposals. Proponents who will receive a communication of acceptance should register for the Congress by 15 April 2017. Those who fail to register by this date will be excluded from the Congress’ programme.

Papers presented at the Congress will be published in an online edited book, curated by the Association of Italian Geographers. In order to be included in the publication, full papers (max 30.000 characters, all included) must be submitted by the end of May 2017.

Date and location

Rome, 7-10 June 2017

Coordinators

  • Teresa Graziano,Università di Sassari;
  • Valentina Albanese, Università di Bologna.

Lieux

  • Scuola di Lettere Filosofia Lingue dell’Università Roma Tre, Via Ostiense 234-236
    Rome, Italie

Dates

  • mercredi 15 février 2017

Mots-clés

  • territorial representation, virtual narrative, information society

Contacts

  • Teresa Graziano
    courriel : tgraziano [at] unict [dot] it

Source de l'information

  • Teresa Graziano
    courriel : tgraziano [at] unict [dot] it

Pour citer cette annonce

« The mediation of technologies for a new communication and representation of territory », Appel à contribution, Calenda, Publié le mardi 17 janvier 2017, http://calenda.org/390325