2024 Joint Conference: Urban Co-Temporalities
The UrbRel group, together with the SpatioTemporality group at Erfurt university, is organising an international conference on urban co-temporalities. The conference in February 2024 focuses on multiple temporalities within an urban environment that appear to coexist. It investigates the question of co-temporalities in the urban setting and asks whether such a concept could prove useful for analyzing the connectivity between co-extensive spaces.
Based on the research program of both groups, we are interested in the following questions:
- How do different temporal discrepancies connect and disconnect?
- How can urbanity be understood in terms of temporal rhythms, as proposed in the urban rhythmanalysis of Henri Lefebvre and Catherine Régulier (2009)?
- Can the urban setting be considered a space of diverse temporal practices that overlap?
- What roles do the urbanized space and urban actors play?
Finally, how and why does the urbanized space generate specific semiotic systems and meanings in relation to time? Especially in relation to the last questions, the subject of spatiotemporally becomes important, as co-temporalities must encompass both space and time.
For further information, also on how to participate, please consult the Call for Papers below or on HSozKult. Abstracts of 400-500 words should be sent by 31.3.2023, along with a current CV, to raumzeitforschung [at] uni-erfurt.de
Update: The CfP has been extended until 30 April 2023.