Call for urban proposals in latinamerica by Citycamp

Disconnected Landscapes

Until June 10, you can send the papers with urban proposals for an annual publication that will group projects in the Latin American context.

CityCamp is a public participation event , which brings together stakeholders from the public, civil and private to seek solutions to urban problems and develop new projects sectors. The first meeting of this kind was made in 2010 in the United States and has since performed in cities around the world, including Santiago since 2013 .

One of the objectives is to disseminate CityCamp new ideas to implement in cities and so opened the call for proposals in Latin American urban group an annual publication. The papers to be sent should correspond to the categories “Local Governance and innovative public policies “, ” Cartography and new urban technologies “, ” metropolitan Experiences “, ” Urban Ecology ” and ” collaborative commons and Culture.”

Proposals should be…

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LSC874—Bamboo DiRT: StoryMapJS

moar coffee plz

So, Northwestern’s KnightLab has a lot of awesome tools, and I might as well get their logo tattooed over my heart, ’cause I sort of love them. StoryMapJS is a way to show a story in text and image while also displaying the relevant location on a map. As the story progresses, the map moves around and allows you to interact with the story differently. For this project, I used largely the same data as for TimeLineJS, using strategic copy/pasting. The result, as you’ll see, is somewhat different.

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Unlike TimelineJS, this tool does not require use of a spreadsheet but rather is built in a manner resembling a presentation. Each event is a slide, and for every slide you have the option to manually place the geomarker or to search for a location and have it automatically placed accordingly. As I was mistakenly under the hopeful belief that I could import from…

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Marxism and Urban Culture [new book 2014]

 

 

Just got my copies of Marxism and Urban Culture in the mail:MarxismLITHO

[Available for purchase here]

Marxism and Urban Culture is the first volume to reconcile social science and humanities perspectives on culture. Covering a range of global cities – Bologna, Buenos Aires, Guatemala City, Liverpool, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Mahalla al-Kubra, Montreal, Osaka, Strasbourg, Vienna – the contributions fuse political and theoretical concerns with analyses of urban cultural practices and historical movements as well as urban-themed literary and filmic art. Conceived as a response to the persistent rift between disciplinary Marxist approaches to culture, this book prioritizes the urban problematic and builds implicitly and explicitly on work by numerous thinkers: not only Karl Marx but also David Harvey, Henri Lefebvre, Friedrich Engels and Antonio Gramsci, among others. Rather than reanimate reductive views either of Marx or of urban theory, the chapters in Marxism and Urban Culture speak broadly to the interdisciplinary connections that are increasingly the concern of cultural scholars working across and beyond the boundaries of geography, sociology, history, political science, language and literature fields, film studies and more. A foreword written by Andy Merrifield (the author of Metromarxism [Routledge 2002]) and an introduction by Benjamin Fraser (the author of Henri Lefebvre and the Spanish Urban Experience [Bucknell UP 2011]) situate the book’s chapters firmly in interdisciplinary terrain.