CfP: Critical Practice in an Age of Complexity

Critical Practice in an Age of Complexity

Interdisciplinary art, architecture and cultural studies.


Place: University of Arizona, Tucson
Dates: 22 – 23 February 2018

Abstract Deadline: 05 Dec 2017

Today, Donald Trump promises investment in infrastructure, China continues to urbanize, global cities sit next to slums and the arts are seen as industries. Alongside this media representations of urban life continue to stigmatize and idealize in equal measure. To understand the way we perceive life in cities, towns and communities today requires what Jane Rendell calls ‘critical spatial practice’ – critique from different disciplines

The arts, cultural studies, social sciences and the design sector – architecture, landscape design.

The conference will lead to journal articles with Architecture_MPS, a proceedings publication with its own ISSN and book publications as part of PARADE.

The conference is part of PARADE (Publication & Research in Art, Architectures, Design and Environments). PARADE brings together multiple publishers: Routledge Taylor&Francis, UCL Press, Intellect Books, Libri Publishing, UCL Press, Vernon Press and more.

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A related event takes place in London:


‘Tangible / Intangible Heritage(s)’

Place: University of East London, UK
Dates: 14 – 15 June 2018
Abstract Deadline: 01 March 2018

CFP, Critical Practice in an Age of Complexity

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