Welcome to the 2011 Spaces and Flows: Second International Conference on Urban and ExtraUrban Studies. The conference will be held at the Monash University Prato Centre, Prato, Tuscany, Italy from 17-18 November 2011.
This conference aims to critically engage the contemporary and ongoing spatial, social, ideological, and political transformations in a transnational, global, and neoliberal world. In a process-oriented world of flows and movement, we posit, the global north and global south now simultaneously converge and diverse in a dialectic that shapes and transforms cities, suburbs, and rural areas. This conference addresses the mapping of, the nature of, and the forces that propel these processural changes.
We invite prospective participants to submit a presentation proposal for one of the following parallel session options: a 30-minute paper; a 60-minute workshop; a jointly presented 90-minute colloquium session; or a virtual session. We also encourage innovative presentation formats, such as roundtables, staged dialogues, screenings and performances. Parallel sessions are loosely grouped into streams reflecting different perspectives or disciplines. Each stream forms a talking circle, an informal forum for focused discussion of issues and conference themes.
Participants may choose to submit written papers before or after the conference for possible publication in the peer reviewed Spaces and Flows: An International Conference on Urban and ExtraUrban Studies. Virtual participants also have the option to submit papers for consideration by the journal. All registered conference participants receive a complimentary online subscription to the journal when registration is finalised. This subscription is valid until one year after the conference end-date.
If you would like to know more about this conference, bookmark the Spaces and Flows Conference website and return for further information and regular updates. You may also wish to subscribe to ‘The Image’, the Newsletter of the conference and journal.