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Published on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 by Sarah Zingraff

Summary

From the Battle of Baghdad in 1258 to the late Syrian Civil Conflict, wars always were outstanding occurrences for urban landscape changes by making physical destructions and population change. Certainly the acceleration in urban development and reconstruction in order to catch up the period of conflict, chaos and recession affects the urban landscape. An element of importance on which we would like to focus when questioning urban landscapes in post-war cities is the commercial centre, a representative urban object of our current consumption society.

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Argument

From the Battle of Baghdad in 1258 to the late Syrian Civil Conflict, wars always were outstanding occurrences for urban landscape changes by making physical destructions and population change. Certainly the acceleration in urban development and reconstruction in order to catch up the period of conflict, chaos and recession affects the urban landscape. An element of importance on which we would like to focus when questioning urban landscapes in post-war cities is the commercial centre, a representative urban object of our current consumption society.

Definitely timelines may differ, as for example in the case of Tehran, Iran, these commercial centres (so called malls) were developed three decades after the Islamic revolution and about two decades after the war while in the case of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in less than five years after the conflict. However, in these two cases studying the rearrangement of urban landscapes impacted by commercial centres does not only concern the reconstruction of a city, though it may be an opportunity to address economic corruption, consumption culture, privatization processes and monetizing of public spaces. Lastly we see them as spatial showcases of economic, social and political tendencies in a post war society. All mentioned factors may vary regarding the context, as local versions of a global object, the commercial centre, may develop, especially when global trends are adopted by a local culture according to specific practices and norms.

This study intends to focus on the impact of development of commercial centres on the cities which experienced a conflict in the last fifty years and seeks how this acceleration in commercial construction affected the urban landscape of the cities. We invite scholars to share with us their case studies concerning the impact of commercial construction on the urban landscapes in a post war context. These participations can address commercial centres and their effects in different scales, from a street, a neighbourhood block to a region.

Submission guidelines

You will submit your proposals via the official congress website at the address below :

https://www.ugiparis2022.org/en/abstracts-submission/29

After creating your own account you will be guided to the control panel of your personal space.

There you will be able to submit the abstract.

In the next step, you will choose type of communication and the session you want to submit your contribution.

There after, you will be able to submit your abstract directly on the website.

Important Informations

  • Opening of abstract submission : 16 novembre 2021
  • Deadline : 11 janvier 2022
  • language : English or French

Animators

  • Madhi Belasri, EHESS
  • Shahrzad Khademi, Université Paris 8, Vincennes Saint-Denis

Scientific Committee

  • Maurice Archer, ENS Côte d’Ivoire
  • Ruishan Chen, Shanghai Jiaotong University
  • Caroline Desbiens, Université Laval
  • Maria Dolors Garcia Ramon, Université autonome de Barcelone
  • Christian Grataloup, Université de Paris
  • Rogério Haesbaert, Universidade Federal Fluminense de Rio
  • Vladimir Kolosov, Institute of Geography of Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Zoltán Kovacs, Université de Szeged
  • Virginie Mamadouh, University of Amsterdam
  • Alexander Murphy, University of Oregon
  • Samuel Owuor, University of Nairobi
  • Maria-Dulce Pimentel, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
  • Jean-Robert Pitte, Université Paris Sorbonne
  • Denise Pumain, Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne
  • Rindra Raharinjanahary, Université d’Antananarivo
  • Maano Ramutsindela, University of Cape Town
  • Mike Roche, Massey University
  • Izhak Schnell, Tel-Aviv U.
  • Benno Werlen, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
  • Marek Wieckowski, Institute of Geography of Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Takashi Yamazaki, Osaka City University
  • Shangyi Zhou, Université normale Pékin

For further information about scientific committee members and the organizing committee in

France please checkout :

https://www.ugiparis2022.org/en/committees/scientific-commitee/24

https://www.ugiparis2022.org/en/committees/local-organizing-committee/25

Places

  • Paris, France (75)

Event format

Full on-site event


Date(s)

  • Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Keywords

  • Commercial Centres, Consumption, Globalisation, Post-war Cities, Urban Landscape

Information source

  • shahrzad khademi
    courriel : shahrzad [dot] khademi [at] gmail [dot] com

To cite this announcement

« Commercial Centres in Post-War Cities. Questioning Rearrangement of the Urban Landscape and the Society », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, https://calenda.org/936917

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