4 April 2013

New directions for research on Cities, Spaces and Societies Conference 31 May – 1 June 2013

The Association of Urban Creativity, in association with City, Culture and Society, King’s College London, announce the second annual conference. It will take place on Friday 31 May 31st and Saturday 1 June 2013. The theme is New directions for research on Cities, Spaces and Societies.
The objective of this conference is to look to new and emerging agendas in work on cities, culture and creativity. We welcome work that focuses on any part of the world; we especially welcome work that asks critical questions of normative approaches, and work that deals with cities beyond North American/ European.
We invite papers from a wide disciplinary field; multiple foci on our object of interest is welcomed.
Our aim is to be inclusive as possible, and we are keen to give a platform for younger researchers as well as more established ones. We will have a competitive bursary for a early career research (to cover travel and accommodation costs). More details of this to follow.

Overall the conference will be free registration, due to the generous support of the Osaka University Urban Plaza, and King’s College London.

For planning purposes we would like to propose the following themes:
1. cultural policy and the city
2. creative cities and the Global South
3. art and the city
4. knowledge exchange, intermediaries and the creative process
5. precarious labour, culture and the city
6. scenes and the cultural economy
7. creative clusters, quarters and hubs
However, we would be happy to consider papers that do not fit directly in these themes.
If you interested in submitting an abstract please visit the website http://www.urban-creativity.org/
and use the online form.
For any further information contact auc2013conference@gmail.com