Call for Papers: Identities and the Cities: Urban Transformations, Transition and Change in Urban Image Construction. Nice, 23-24 November 2018

Panel at the 7th Euroacademia Forum of Critical Studies: Asking Big Questions Again

Urban image construction is a reflection, expression and constitutive factor of local identity formation and dynamics. Cities simultaneously localize identities and connect them with wider global signs of utility, function and symbolic order.

Changes in urban visual identities unfold as a form of public art feeding from the immense potential of social imaginary significations accommodated by a time’s perception of stability, structure and continuity. Urban change is itself a production of meaning, interpretation and identity making practices.

As the research on cultural identities of the city is becoming more abundant, this panel aims at adopting a wide-lens inter-disciplinary approach, while focusing on various processes affecting identities in the urban context in its global-regional-national-local interplay.

The full description of the panel and its themes can be accessed here.

Please apply on-line using the electronic form on the conference website or submit by e-mail a titled abstracts of less than 300 words together with the details of your affiliation until 15 October 2018 to application@euroacademia.org

Please see complete information about the conference and details for applicants at: http://euroacademia.eu/conference/7fcs/

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