29/09/2019
by Alenka Barber-Kersovan
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Journal of Urban Affairs Special Issue on The Arts and the City

This special issue of the Journal of Urban Affairs aims is calling for original papers that will empirically examine or conceptually extend the understanding of the connections between the arts and the city. The special issue will bring together scholars from a range of disciplines and present case studies from diverse geographical settings. Submission deadline is November 15, 2019.

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25/08/2019
by Alenka Barber-Kersovan
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CfP-Reminder Groove the City 2020 – Constructing and Deconstructing Urban Spaces through Music

The Call for Papers for the second international Urban Music Studies conference ”Groove the City 2020 – Constructing and Deconstructing Urban Spaces through Music”
which will take place from the 13th to the 15th of February 2020 at the Leuphana University in Lüneburg is still open. Here you will find the CfP. Please note note that the deadline for submissions is 5th September 2019. Submissions can be made online via www.conftool.org/groove-the-city-2020.

14/08/2019
by Alenka Barber-Kersovan
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Art and Economics in the City

Emerging forms of alternative economic frameworks are changing the structure of society, redefining the relationship between centre and periphery, and the social dynamics in the urban fabric. In this context, the arts can play a crucial role in formulating a concept of complex and plural citizenship.
This volume edited by Caterina Benincasa, Gianfranco Neri and Michele Trimarchi faces such sensitive issues by collating contributions from various disciplines.

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31/07/2019
by Alenka Barber-Kersovan
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The Great Music City – Exploring Music, Space and Identity

Based on case studies of Melbourne, Austin and Berlin Andrea Jean Baker interrogates Richard Florida’s creative cities thesis and applies a much-needed synergy of urban sociology and musicology to the concept.

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17/07/2019
by R. Kuchar
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Call for Papers: Groove the City 2020 – Constructing and Deconstructing Urban Spaces through Music

We are happy to announce that the call for the second international conference of the Urban Music Studies Scholars´Network is open now.

The conference will take place from Feb. 13th to 15th at Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany.

We are looking for papers that transgress the boundaries between our notions of music and space. We are explicitly following Henri Lefèbvre’s (1991) concept of a dialectics of triplicity and Edward Soja’s (2008) trialectic of spatiality. A first level encompasses material, physical, and social spaces of music and the mutuality of sound–music and space–architecture from historical, social, economic and cultural perspectives. A second level focusses on the mutuality of music and symbolic aspects of space such as images, brands, and imaginaries. While the third level should open up an arena of powerful mediations between music–sound and spatial politics, whether this results in the appropriation of the city by music or the appropriation of music by the city.

We invite proposals for individual talks, group sessions or workshops related to any of the three research streams.

Deadline for submissions is 5th September 2019.

Submissions can be made online via www.conftool.org/groove-the-city-2020

Go to see the full call of papers here.

For more information and in case of questions contact us: urbanmusicstudies@leuphana.de

 

27/06/2019
by Alenka Barber-Kersovan
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Manchester’s Post-punk Heritage: Mobilising and Contesting Transcultural Memory in the Context of Urban Regeneration

Urban memories are remediated and mobilised by different – and often conflicting – stakeholders, representing the heritage industry, municipal city branding campaigns or anti-gentrification struggles. As Dagmar Brunow states in her article, the Post-punk ‘retromania’ coincided with the culture-led regeneration of former industrial cities in the Northwest of England, relaunching the cities as creative clusters.

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17/06/2019
by Alenka Barber-Kersovan
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Call for Papers | Sustainable Art Cities and Tourist Attractions: Coping with Overtourism and Promoting Revitalisation

A special issue of the open access Journal Sustainibility

This special issue opens the debate on new perspectives on the economics and management of tourism, especially cultural tourism, how sustainability challenges (e.g., overtourism, revitalization) have been addressed. We invite both case studies and theoretical and quantitative empirical papers covering emerging and underexplored aspects of policies by governments, cultural institutions, and other local actors aimed at coping with sustainability challenges.

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 February 2020

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04/06/2019
by Alenka Barber-Kersovan
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Musical Cities

Based on Henri Lefebvre’s philosophy of rhythmanalysis the book Musical Cities by Sara Adhitya represents an innovative approach to scholarly research and dissemination. A digital and interactive ‘book’, it explores the rhythms of our cities, and the role they play in our everyday urban lives, through the use of sound and music.

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