JUCS enters year 5 of interdisciplinary research on the culture(s) of cities

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Thanks to all who have helped the journal through our first four years – editorial team, editorial board members, our new assistant editor team, authors of all types (research articles, short-form articles, blog posts), the team at Intellect publishers, and especially our peer-reviewers and readers!

We’re thrilled to have published four special sections to date and more are on the way (already published:”Urban Soundscapes” in vol 2.1-2; “Cinematicity” in vol. 3.1; and both “Imagining Ground Zero” and also “Cities in the Luso-Hispanic World” in vol. 4.1-2).

Araceli, Stephen and I are pleased to be entering year five with the publication of issue 5.1 (going through production) – and therein you’ll find an editorial (“Urban Cultural Studies, Behind the Scenes: Notes on the Craft of Interdisciplinary Scholarship”) where we review the first years of the journal and emphasize the need to continue to forge places for both interdisciplinary scholarship and reflections on critical urban practice.

Here is a sneak peak of what we discuss in that editorial – regarding the percentage of published material that deals with certain forms of cultural content:

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Barcelona as a City of Migrants

[forwarded from Isabelle Anguelovski, Director of the Barcelona Lab for Urban Environmental Justice and Sustainability]:

Dear colleagues,

I wanted to share a recent web documentary coordinated by a colleague/friend filmmaker & sociologist, Alberto Bougleux, on Barcelona as a City of Migrants (La Ciudad Migrante). In addition to being an interactive visual platform of many (younger and older) migrant lives and a visual path through photographic installations in the city, it also contains an interactive map of solidarity resources in Barcelona. Have a look at it, it’s a really fascinating project: http://ciudadmigrante.org. The project was supported by the Ajuntament de Barcelona, the Museu d’Historià de la Immigració de Catalunya, and produced by the Mescladis foundation. I’m copying Alberto in this note in case you have any questions or comments!

As researchers, web and interactive documentaries are also a fantastic way to share one’s research (especially in Sociology and Geography) and make it closer to diverse public and audiences. It’s really creative and meaningful at the same time.

I hope you enjoy it and share it around you!

Cheers,

Isabelle Anguelovski, PhD
ICREA Research Professor
Director, Barcelona Lab for Urban Environmental Justice and Sustainability
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
ICTA – Institute for Environmental Science and Technology
IMIM – Medical Research Institute, Hospital del Mar

Web: www.bcnuej.org

JUCS ISSUE 4.3 now available!

Volume 4 Issue 3

Cover Date: September 2017

Contents
Zombie urbanism and the city by the bay: What’s really eating Geelong?
Authors:  Fiona Gray And  Matt Novacevski

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‘Comics on the Main Street of Culture’: Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell’s From Hell (1999), Laura Oldfield Ford’s Savage Messiah (2011) and the politics of gentrification
Authors:  Dominic Davies

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A dark imaginarium: The Bridge, Malmö and the making of a ‘non-existent’ place

Page Start: 361
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Glossy postcards and virtual collectibles: Consuming cinematic Paris
Authors:  Isabelle McNeill

Page Start: 387
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New South, ‘New Athens?’: Angels, mobility and myths
Authors:  Jason Luger

Page Start: 407
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Smoothing space in Palestine: Building a skatepark and a socio-political forum with the SkatePal charity
Authors:  Dani Abulhawa

Page Start: 417
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Global social activism, DIY culture and lack of institutional help

Page Start: 427
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Multiple landscapes of capital cities

Page Start: 437
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Amin and Thrift’s Seeing Like a City reviewed at Society and Space

PHILOSOPHY IN A TIME OF ERROR

By Michele Lancione here. She writes:

Amin and Thrift’s contribution is an important one because it pushes urban scholars out of their comfort zones, even more so than their 2002 Cities did. Seeing Like a City invites the reader to tackle fundamental urban questions—of epistemology, economy, and marginality—from a radically new perspective: one attentive to the (un)makings of infrastructural life and its immanent potential. The book is not easily digested nor comfortable, but that is a small price to pay for a contribution that offers a rare opportunity to reimagine what urban studies and politics can and should be.

Source: SEEING LIKE A CITY BY ASH AMIN AND NIGEL THRIFT – Society & Space

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CFP Surveillance, Architecture and Control – Edited Collection

Call for papers; Surveillance, Architecture and Control

Call for Papers: Edited Collection
Surveillance, Architecture and Control: Discourses on Spatial Culture

As our current political and cultural climate elucidates, the modern world has become increasingly fascinated by surveillance systems. Popular television series’ such as Westworld and The Handmaid’s Tale speak of our fears of being controlled by those watching us, whilst remastered movies such as
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CFP – TICYUrb June 2018

Call for Papers and Posters:

The TICYUrb (Third International Conference of Young Urban Researchers) is an international event that aims to echo frontier research, artistic works and professional practice related to different urban contexts around the world, under an environment of vibrant dialog between academia and society.
The conference is split in ten tracks: Collectivecity (the right to the city: 50 years later), Productcity (the city as a product), Divercity (diversity in the city), Fractalcity (the city amid policies), Ucity (utopias and dystopias), Fearcity (in-security), Metacity (ways of thinking and making city), Transitcity (migrations and racism), RiskCity (risks in the city) and City O’clock (24 hours in the city). We encourage the submission of theoretical and empirical works about these topics. TICYUrb wish to act as a bridge between social, human, natural and all other scientific domains, so every paper will be welcomed and accepted for consideration.
We encourage the submission of theoretical or empirical works about these topics. TICYUrb wish to act as a bridge between social, human, natural and all other scientific domains, so every paper will be welcomed and accepted for consideration.

Abstract of max. 500 words and a short biography/Vita via must be submitted via the form in our web-site.

We accept papers in English, Portuguese, Spanish, and French.

Authors should let us know in which language they prefer to present their papers.

This event will be a platform for sharing ongoing or recent work, open debate and networking. In parallel with the conference sessions, there will be open debates among young professional, exclusive networking sessions, and field excursions, among other activities.
TICYUrb will be held in Lisbon from June 18th to June 22nd 2018 at ISCTE-IUL
TICYURB is a collaborative effort of the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology (CIES-IUL), the Research Center on Socioeconomic Change and Territory (DINAMIA’CET-IUL), the Interdisciplinar Center of Social Sciences (CICS.NOVA), the Institute of Sociology – University of Porto (ISUP) and the School of Architecture of the University of Sheffield (SSoA).
For further information visit our website: ticyurb.wordpress.com
And follow us in Twitter @ticyurb and Facebook: facebook.com/TICYURB

Manuel Garcia-Ruiz
Research Assistant at CIES-IUL & ISUP
TICYUrb Coordinator

JUCS 4.1-2 double issue now published!

Volume 4 Issue 1-2
Cover Date: July 2017

Contents
SPECIAL SECTION: CITIES IN THE LUSO-HISPANIC WORLD
Edited by Araceli Masterson-Algar and Stephen Luis Vilaseca
Through the Looking Glass: Windows to ‘Cities in the Luso-Hispanic World’
Authors: Araceli Masterson-Algar And Stephen Luis Vilaseca
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Pharmakopolis: Cesário Verde’s Lisbon
Authors: Charles Rice-Davis
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Rehoused but unhomed: The effects of Portugal’s Special Rehousing Program as represented in Pedro Costa’s Juventude em Marcha
Authors: Emily Knudson-Vilaseca
Page Start: 31
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‘La Callejera’: Streetwalks through Minas Gerais in Autran Dourado’s Uma vida em segredo (1964)
Authors: Araceli Masterson-Algar
Page Start: 49
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Giving visibility to urban change in Rio de Janeiro through digital audio-visual culture: A Brazilian webdocumentary project and its circulation
Authors: Tori Holmes
Page Start: 63
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Haptic film spaces and the rhythms of everyday life in São Paulo in Lina Chamie’s A via láctea
Authors: Andrew C. Rajca
Page Start: 87
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Noise, soundscape and heritage: Sound cartographies and urban segregation in twenty-first-century Mexico City
Authors: Natalia Bieletto-Bueno
Page Start: 107
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Contested urban heritage: Discourses of meaning and ownership of the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba, Spain
Authors: Brian Rosa And Jaime Jover-Báez
Page Start: 127
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Urban fortunes: Spatializing the community of money in Alex de la Iglesia’s La comunidad
Authors: Malcolm A. Compitello
Page Start: 155
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The irresistible outside: Innocence, desire and transgression in a Brazilian urban utopia
Authors: Matthew A. Richmond
Page Start: 177
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Edward Soja’s postmetropolis: A contemporary urban phenomenon as seen in Latin American cinema
Authors: Andrea Franco
Page Start: 187
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Digital Barcelona: An interdisciplinary urban cultural studies digital project
Authors: Benjamin Fraser And Camille Kresz And Irina Swain
Page Start: 195
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SPECIAL SECTION: IMAGINING GROUND ZERO
Edited by Huma Mohibullah and Martin Lund
Introduction: Imagining Ground Zero
Authors: Huma Mohibullah And Martin Lund
Page Start: 207
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No safe spaces: Notes on the National September 11 Museum
Authors: Laura Frost
Page Start: 221
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‘Every day is 9/11!’: Re-constructing Ground Zero in three US comics
Authors: Martin Lund
Page Start: 241
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Sacred space: Muslim and Arab belonging at Ground Zero
Authors: Huma Mohibullah
Page Start: 263
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Frozen thought: Physical representations of power and the rebuilding of Ground Zero
Authors: Katherine C. Donahue
Page Start: 283
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