UrbanIxD Symposium: city | data | future (Sep 2014, Venice Italy)

Dates: 25 September 2014
Location: Venice, Italy
Website: http://www.citydatafuture.eu
Deadline for submissions: 15 May 2014

Alongside the UrbanIxD exhibition taking place in Venice, the project is presenting a one-day symposium to encourage debate and discussion around the themes of the exhibition, and of the UrbanIxD project itself. This exhibition is a culmination of the work that has been carried out over the two-year duration of the UrbanIxD project, in particular the work of the Summer School held in 2013.

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Siemens Urban Ideas Contest (Aug 2013)

Website: http://zooppa.com/en-eu/contests/siemens-urban-ideas/brief
Deadline for submissions: 19 August 2013

With half of humanity living in cities, urban life is becoming more and more challenging: clogged up subways, huge amounts of waste or bad air quality are just a few of the issues city dwellers struggle with. Luckily, exceptional minds around the world are already coming up with inventions that can help us lead a sustainable life in urban jungles. These people have been able to make their ideas come alive in order to improve the quality of life for themselves and the people around them.

Help Siemens find these inventions and create a human story about one of them! As a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, Siemens strives to drive innovations in cities and wants you to participate in their think tank of ideas for sustainable cities. The growth of urban infrastructure is approaching its limits and eventually, the fight against climate change will be decided in cities. Contribute to the conversation about this important topic and share YOUR urban ideas with us in a touching, human story!

More info, rules, etc. available at the website.

The Mediated City (April/October 2014, London/Los Angeles)

Dates: Conference 1: 1-3 April 2014 – Conference 2: October 2014 (detailed to be announced later)
Location: Conference 1: London – Conference 2: Los Angeles
Website: http://architecturemps.com
Deadline for submission of abstracts/proposals: 15 September 2013

THE MEDIATED CITY conference offers a platform for multiple and diverse examinations of the city. It aims to bring people together from diverse backgrounds and fragment, multiply and reconfigure our readings of the city; to offer multiple and conflicting discipline perspectives. The intention is to share views of the city as physical entity, online community, film set, photographic backdrop, geographical map, sociological case study, political metaphor, digital or video game etc…. – to examine it as a mediated and shared phenomenon.

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INTERACT 2013 Workshop: Urban Agriculture: A Growing Field of Research (Sep 2013, Cape Town, South Africa)

Date: 3 September 2013
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Website: http://www.urbaninformatics.net/resources/interact2013cfp/
Deadline for submission: UPDATED 19 May 2013

Growing food presents diverse challenges and opportunities within the urban environment. As cities develop, population density rises, land prices rise, and the opportunity to use land for traditional farming and gardening diminishes. Counter to this trend there are a growing number of both community gardens, city farms, ‘guerilla gardening’, effective use of rooftop gardens, pot plants, windowsill herbs and backyard gardens cropping up in different cities, all with a purpose to produce local food, supplemented in part by food co-op organisations. This workshop brings together practitioners and researchers in the field of urban agriculture and HCI to explore the different forms of growing practice and the sustainable impact of locally grown produce.

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UrbanIxD Summer School on urban interaction design (Aug 2013, Croatia)

Dates: 23 Aug – 1 Sept 2013
Location: Split, Croatia.
Website: www.urbanixd.eu
Application deadline: Monday 15 April, 2013

The UrbanIxD Summer School will be grounded in the emerging discipline of urban interaction design. The Summer School will address the domain of technologically augmented, data-rich urban environments, with a particular emphasis on human activities, experiences and behaviours.

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Cities to be Tamed? Standards and alternatives in the transformation of the urban South (Nov 2012, Milan)

The international conference – CITIES TO BE TAMED? Standards and alternatives in the transformation of the urban South – will be held at  Politecnico di Milano, 15-17 November 2012

Website: http://www.contestedspaces.info/

Please see the attachment for the complete call for papers, and details of announced speakers.
Deadline for submission of paper proposals is June 15, 2012.

CS2012_CTBT_Call for papers (PDF)

Cumulus 2012 (May 2012, Helsinki)

Website: http://cumulushelsinki2012.org/call-for-papers/
Dates: 24-26 May 2012
Location: Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland
Deadline for abstracts/proposals: Updated 22 Nov 2011

“Open, participative cities: how design knowledge can support public services in the development of open, participative human environment”
The Cumulus conference, interlinked in the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012, is organized in the premises of Aalto University, in the School of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland and in the neighboring city of Espoo. The conference program has the opportunity to include pre-conferences and site events.
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Northern World Mandate: Towards Open & Participative Cities (May 2012, Helsinki)

Dates: 24-26 May 2012
Location: Aalto University School of Art and Design, Helsinki Finland
Organized under the umbrella of Cumulus International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media that is the only global association representing art, design and media education in the world. It was founded in 1990 and has today 176 prominent members from 44 countries.
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 Nov 2011

“Open, participative cities: how design knowledge can support public services in the development of open, participative human environment.”

The Cumulus conference, interlinked in the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012, is organized in the premises of Aalto University, in the School of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland and in the neighbouring city of Espoo. The conference program has the opportunity to include pre-conferences and site events.

The Cumulus conference organizing committee is pleased to announce the first call for abstracts/proposals.

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Symposium: Civil society reclaims public space. Cross perspectives based on research (Mar 2012, Brussels)

Location: Brussels
Dates: 15-16 March 2012
Organized in the framework of the Human Cities Festival (www.humancities.eu)

For more information you can download the Call For Papers from here <http://www.humancities.eu/pub/2012-brussels/HC-Bxl-2012-cfp.pdf>

Download the application template here<http://www.humancities.eu/pub/2012-brussels/Template.docx>

PROCEDURES
Proposals should not exceed 2,000 characters spaces included (see the template) and be drafted in English.
They should be drafted in a clear, accessible language, potentially adapted
to a non-specialized audience.

DEADLINE: 14 October 2011
CONTACT: symposium@humancities.eu

craft+design: A World in Making: cities craft design (June 2012)

Publication date: 2013
Website: http://www.craftaustralia.org.au/cde/index.php/cde/announcement/view/6
Guest Editor: Suzie Attiwill

On 12 March 1913, a naming ceremony took place in an empty paddock on a hill. This rural environment was to become a city, the capital city of Australia, the city of Canberra. The aspirations and the projections of the Griffins’ winning design for Canberra are an example of a world-in-making involving the practices of design and craft. This issue of craft+design enquiry will be published in 2013 – 100 years after this event and when, for the first time in history, more than half the world’s population live in cities. By 2030, this will increase to at least 60% with significant growth happening in cities of developing countries and the emergence of meta-cities with 20 million inhabitants. ‘The twenty-first century will be known as the century of the city’ (Tibaijuka, 2010).

This next issue of craft+design enquiry will focus on and highlight the role, contribution and potential of craft and design practices to the urban environment as well as the transformation of these practices – a world in making.

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