CitiesMethodologies/Bucharest

CitiesMethodologies publication – call for papers

We have the pleasure to invite you to contribute to the CitiesMethodologies paper, part of the CitiesMethodologies | Bucharest event.

The CitiesMethodologies publication

The publication is designed to function in the same time as catalogue for the exhibition and interdisciplinary workshop that are part of the CitiesMethodologies project and as a first issue written platform aimed at bringing together theories and practices of urban research from as diverse fields as visual arts, architecture, urban planning, sociology and anthropology, literature, philosophy, geography etc. For that purpose , this publication was conceived as an Issue 1 of a future periodical, freely available both online (in the first stage) and in printed format, with new issues enriching each future edition of CitiesMethodologies in London and in other European cities.

We need, as your contribution to the publication, written texts (articles, essays etc. that can be (or not) accompanied by pictures (image copyright is in the full responsibility of the texts’ author) that are within the vast framework of urban research.

Due to the limited number of pages (48 pages A3 format) and the catalogue’s rich image content, we are asking for short texts of about 1000 words, written in English (3-4 pages; if pictures are included, they will be additional to the 3-4 pages).

The entire text or extended draft proposal (not shorter than 2 pages) can be sent to citiesmethodologies@yahoo.com, accompanied by a short CV.

The deadline for sending the proposal is Monday, October 11 2010, 4 p.m. If your proposal will be selected to be included in the publication, the final text should be sent by email no later than Friday, October 25, 4 p.m.

The main topics of interest for CitiesMethodologies | Bucharest and for the publication are:

–          unconventional methodologies of urban exploration

–          interdisciplinarity and complex collaboration in the fields of urban research

–          post-communism and post-industry in the exploration of Central and Eastern European cities

–          case studies, focusing on Bucharest

–          the urban void and abandoned spaces/areas

–         the flux and dynamic of cities in the contingency of the urban void and abandoned spaces/areas

–          site-specific methods of observation and intervention (in contemporary arts and urban research)

–          non-visual data – soundscapes, smellscapes etc.

Further details of our collaboration will be established after you receive confirmation of your participation by email (no later than October 14 2010). For any more information, don’t hesitate to contact us at citiesmethodologies@yahoo.com.

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Publicatia CitiesMethodologies – apel pentru contributii

Avem placerea de a va invita sa participati la realizarea publicatiei CitiesMethodologies, in cadrul evenimentului CitiesMethodologies | Bucharest.

Context:

Orasul este teren de cercetare pentru proiecte din variate domenii: arhitectura, arta, sociologie, antropologie, s.a. iar schimbarile prin care trece acesta sunt investigate cu metode specifice fiecarei discipline. Scopul proiectului CitiesMethodologies este de a deveni o platforma de dezbatere si interactiune intre domenii, transgresind limitele disciplinare (arte, arhitectura, urbanism, sociologie si antropologie urbana, geografie urbana, literatura, studii politice, etc.).
Primul eveniment CitiesMethodologies a avut loc in mai 2009 la Londra, conceptul fiind dezvoltat de prof. Ger Duijzings, Co-Director al UCL Urban Laboratory si director SSEES (School of Slavonic and East European Studies). Datorita succesului editiei din 2009, University College London a decis transformarea evenimentului in editie anuala, intre 5-7 mai 2010 avand loc in cadrul Urban Laboratory a doua editie a CitiesMethodologies (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/urbanlab/en2/index.php?page=1.4.0&getlistarticle=98&listrange=current). O a doua extensie a proiectului, din care CitiesMethodologies | Bucharest face parte, deschide un cadru de lucru pentru explorari urbane in Centrul si Estul Europei.

Publicatia CitiesMethodologies

Publicatia din al carui cuprins va invitam sa faceti parte se doreste a fi atat un catalog al expozitiei si workshop-ului interdisciplinar incluse in proiectul CitiesMethodologies, cat si un prim numar dintr-o platforma scrisa care sa aduca laolalta preocupari teoretice si practice de cercetare urbana din cele mai diverse domenii. De aceea am conceput-o ca pe un prim numar dintr-un periodic, disponibil gratuit atat pe internet (in prima etapa) cat si in forma tiparita, seria urmand a fi imbogatita cu fiecare noua editie a CitiesMethodologies din Londra sau din alte capitale europene.

Dorim sa facem apel la contributia dumneavoastra pentru publicatie, sub forma de texte scrise: articole, eseuri etc (toate materialele vor fi creditate cu drept de autor), insotite sau nu de imagini (dreptul de autor asupra imaginilor cade in raspunderea autorului textului scris).

Datorita numarului limitat de pagini (48 de pagini, format A3) si a continutului bogat in imagini al catalogului, va solicitam articole scurte, de aproximativ 1000 de cuvinte, in limba engleza (3-4 pagini; daca articolele sunt insotite de imagini, acestea nu trebuie incluse in numarul de pagini solicitat, fiind un supliment al acestora).

Textul articolului (sau o propunere in format draft dezvoltat, nu mai scurta de 2 pagini) poate fi expediat pe adresa de mail citiesmethodologies@yahoo.com, insotit de un scurt CV.

Termenul limita pentru trimiterea articolului sau propunerii: luni, 11 octombrie 2010, ora 16.00. (In cazul in care propunerea dvs. va fi inclusa in publicatie, textul final trebuie trimis pana vineri, 25 octombrie ora 16.00).

Principalele teme propuse in cadrul CitiesMethodologies | Bucharest si pentru publicatie sunt:

–          Metodologii neconventionale de explorare urbana

–          Interdisciplinaritate şi colaborari complexe in domeniile interesate de cercetarea urbana (arte, arhitectura şi urbanism, antropologie şi sociologie, geografie, istorie etc.)

–          post-comunism şi post-industrie in explorarea oraşelor din Estul şi Centrul Europei

–          studii de caz, cu accent pe oraşul Bucureşti

–          Golul (vidul) urban şi spatiul abandonat

–          flux şi dinamica a oraşului in contingenta vidului urban, a spatiilor abandonate

–          metode de observare şi interventie site-specific

–          non-visual data – peisaje sonore, harti ale mirosurilor etc.

In cazul confirmarii participarii vom stabili impreuna toate detaliile colaborarii. Pentru orice nelamurire sau informatii suplimentare nu ezitati sa ne contactati pe adresa citiesmethodologies@yahoo.com.

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Contributors to UCL Cities Methodologies 2010 London

Wesley Aelbrecht | Adriana Allen | Pushpa Arabindoo and Camillo Boana | Daniel Lobo Azeredo | Rosalina Babourkova & Zhang Le-Zin | Matthew Beaumont | James N. Blomstrand | Ben Campkin & Rebecca Ross | Darryl Chen | Rosario Del Vikki | Richard Dennis | Barbara Dovarch and Gynna Millan | Lee Eunkyung | Matthew Gandy | Sam Griffiths (BSGS Space Group) | Mohamad Hafeda | Andrew Harris | Jeremy Hutchison | Matthew Ingleby | Rebecca James | Thomas-Bernard Kenniff | Roland Francois Lack | Benjamin J. Leclair-Paquet | Stephen Lorimer | Leah Lovett | Kieran Mahon | Rastko Novakovic | Liz Rideal | David Roberts | Peter Sant | Simson & Volley | Sarah K. Stanley | Julia Tcharfas | Füsun Türetken | Sandra Wallman | Jung Woon | Salma Zavari.

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Organizers

Universitatea Nationala de Arte Bucuresti, Asociatia Galeria Noua, ATU - Asociatia pentru Tranzitie Urbana

Project team

Aurora Kiraly (Galeria Noua), Ger Duijzings (University College London), Vera Marin (Asociatia pentru Tranzitie Urbana), Simona Dumitriu (Universitatea Nationala de Arte Bucuresti)

Supported by:

Administratia Fondului Cultural National, University College London, Colegiul Noua Europa, Universitatea de Arhitectura si Urbanism „Ion Mincu”, Goethe-Institut Bucuresti, Institutul Polonez

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Deadline call CMW – Workshop: 4.10.2010 – CALL CLOSED

Deadline call CM publication: 11.10.2010 – CALL CLOSED

Contact: citiesmethodologies@yahoo.com

Project financed by AFCN (Administratia Fondului Cultural National) Romania

Project Partner: Universitatea Nationala de Arte Bucuresti

Project Partner: ATU - Asociatia pentru Tranzitia Urbana

Supported by New Europe College Bucharest

Supported by UCL - University College London

Supported by the Kingdom of the Netherlands Embassy

Supported by the Urban Laboratory - UCL (University College London)

Supported by the Polish Institute Bucharest

Supported by Goethe-Institut Bucharest