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Published on Friday, April 20, 2012 by Marie Pellen

Summary

The Conference aims to understand and ultimately rethink social inclusion at the urban scale, as the product of broader dynamics and the interaction of different actors and languages. It will focus on emerging modes of contesting the centrality of the state and market pervasiveness, new varieties of counter-hegemonic positions and projects, and alternative visions of urban democracy and justice that inform bottom-up and participatory approaches to urban inclusion. By mixing academic with social movement and civil society “expertise,” experiences of both the global North and the global South, and the languages of social science and policy with those of the humanities and art, the Conference aims to contribute to an “ecology of knowledges” that gives visibility to new forms of collective action and community experimentation reshaping contemporary cities in different contexts.

Announcement

The Conference aims to understand and ultimately rethink social inclusion at the urban scale, as the product of broader dynamics and the interaction of different actors and languages. It will focus on emerging modes of contesting the centrality of the state and market pervasiveness, new varieties of counter-hegemonic positions and projects, and alternative visions of urban democracy and justice that inform bottom-up and participatory approaches to urban inclusion. By mixing academic with social movement and civil society “expertise,” experiences of both the global North and the global South, and the languages of social science and policy with those of the humanities and art, the Conference aims to contribute to an “ecology of knowledges” that gives visibility to new forms of collective action and community experimentation reshaping contemporary cities in different contexts.

The event is organized along three main axes/typologies of activities:

1)Plenary sessions with keynote speakers from different parts of the world;

2)“In conversation with…” sessions, which are more informal dialogues with senior scholars and young researchers, discussing with the audience specific themes from very different and complementary disciplinary perspectives; and

3)Four parallel “panel sessions” organized around specific issues emerging from proposals responding to the “call for papers.”

Programme

Thursday June 28

Day Title

Reconceptualising the right(s) to the city

9:00 – 9:30 Official Opening

9:30 –11:00

Session title: “People(s) land, and housing: going beyond traditional dichotomies”

Keynote Speakers: 

  • AbdouMaliq Simone (University of London, UK and Rujak Center for Urban Studies, Jakarta),
  • Raquel Rolnik (Brazil; UN special rapporteur on adequate housing)

Moderator: Pedro Hespanha (Portugal/CES)

11:00 – 11:20 Session title: “New urban imaginaries - a Southern perspective”

Keynote Speakers:
Boaventura de Sousa Santos (CES, Portugal)

Moderator: Nancy Duxbury (Canada/CES/ core researcher of the UCLG Observatory)

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch

14:30-16:10 Concurrent Sessions A (6 sessions)

16:10 – 16:20 Break

16:20 – 18:00

Session title: Innovative public policies and the valorisation of differences

Dynamiser: Ana Cristina Santos (Portugal/CES)

Among invited guests: Gautam Bahn (Indian Institute for Human Settlements)

18:00 – 19:45 Theatre Performance by Teatrão

Friday June 29

Day Title

Redefining collective action for fostering new urban revolutions

9:30 –11:00

Session title: “Moving justice forward through collective actions”

Keynote Speakers:

  • Robert Bullard (Clarck Atlanta University, Georgia-USA)
  • Teresa Caldeira (University of California at Berkeley, USA)

Moderator: Stefania Barca (CES, Portugal/Italy, core researcher of the UCLG Observatory)

11:20 – 13:00 “In conversation with…”

Session title: “Hybridising participation to overcome the fractures between participatory democracy and deliberative democracy”

Dynamiser: Giovanni Allegretti (Italy/Portugal/CES)

Among invited guests: Raquel Rolnik (Brazil/UN/USP), Carlos Carreiras (Mayor of Cascais)

13:00 – 14:30 Break

14:30 - 16:10 Concurrent Sessions B (6 sessions)

16:20 – 18:00 Concurrent Sessions C (6 sessions)

18:00 - 19:45

Session title: “Physical and virtual spaces: new paradigms for networking struggles”

Keynote Speakers:

  • Dominique Cardon (Institute Orange, France)
  • Fadma Ait Mous (GREGAM, Morocco)


Moderator: Isabel Guerra (CET/ISCTE, Portugal)

Saturday June 30

Day Title

Dreaming different to overcome current urban paradoxes

9:30 - 11:00

Session title: “The sounds of words: other ways of spelling changes in urban policies”

Keynote Speakers:

  • Antonio Azuela (UNAM, Mexico)
  • Marie-Helen Bacque (Université Paris 10, France)

Moderator: Carlos Fortuna (Portugal/CES)*

11:00 - 11:20 Break

11:20 - 13:00 Concurrent Sessions D (6 sessions)

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch

14:30 - 16:10

Session title: "Rethinking Urban Rationality Beyond Fragmentation and Polarisation"

Keynote Speakers:

  • Álvaro Siza (architect, Portugal)
  • Ângela Ferreira (artist, Portugal)


Moderator: José António Bandeirinha (Portugal, CES)

16:10 - 16:20 Break

16:20 - 18:00

Session title: Differentiating spaces for granting access to justice

Dynamiser: Maria Paula Meneses (Mozambique/Portugal/CES)

Among invited guests: Erik Swyngedouw (UK/University of Manchester)

18:00 - 19:45 Film Linked to the “Democracine” Film Festival

Scientific Commitee

Coordination of Scientific Committe

  • Boaventura De Sousa Santos
  • Pedro Hespanha


Members of the Commitee

  • Giovanni Allegretti
  • Paula Meneses
  • Nancy Duxbury
  • Mathias Thaler
  • Stefania Barca
  • Mauro Serapioni
  • Tiago Castela
  • Michele Grigolo
  • Paulo Peixoto
  • Sisay Alemahu
  • Gonçalo Canto Moniz
  • Ana Cristina Santos
  • Isabel Guerra
  • José António Bandeirinha

Organizing committees

Researchers and PHD Students
  • Giovanni Allegretti
  • Nancy Duxbury
  • Stefania Barca
  • Paula Meneses
  • Mauro Serapioni
  • Tiago Castela
  • Michele Grigolo
  • Paulo Peixoto
  • Sisay Alemahu
  • Gonçalo Canto Moniz
  • Ana Cristina Santos
  • Iside Gjergji
  • Elsa Lechner
  • Gianluca Sgueo
  • António Leitão
  • Maria Margareth Rossal

Administrative Staff
  • Alberto Pereira
  • Rita Oliveira
  • Alexandra Pereira
  • André Caiado
  • Lassalete Paiva

Places

  • Colégio de S. Jerónimo (CES - Universidade de Coimbra)
    Coimbra, Portugal

Date(s)

  • Saturday, April 28, 2012
  • Sunday, April 29, 2012
  • Monday, April 30, 2012

Contact(s)

  • Cities are us 2012 ~
    courriel : citiesareus2012 [at] ces [dot] uc [dot] pt

Information source

  • Marta Maia
    courriel : martamaia72 [at] yahoo [dot] fr

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« Rethinking urban inclusion. Spaces, mobilizations, interventions », Colloquium, Calenda, Published on Friday, April 20, 2012, https://calenda.org/208294

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