The body in the contemporary city International Conference

Body in the contemporary city 2.0 Conference,

Barcelona, UOC University

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This interdisciplinary conference aims to further explore the place of the body in the cosmopolitan city. The conference focuses particularly on the emotional and sensory orientations of the urban body, unpacking the significance of under-recognised bodily experiences to broader understandings of city life. As cities are becoming increasingly diverse and cosmopolitan on the one hand, and smart technologies and big data increasingly occupies mainstream urbanism on the other hand, this symposium aims to open a cross-disciplinary dialogue to unpack the role of bodies and senses in the making of the contemporary city. In particular, the focus will be centred on corporeal and non-normative uses of the urban that, a priori, are contesting functional and normative urban understandings in mainstream planning.

Departing from a focus on our sensory tuning to the city, we invite scholars to explore further the relationship we establish with our fast-paced and ever-changing cosmopolitan cities.

This event is scheduled for the 4th-5th November 2015, during which will also hold place the event Urban resonance and the tacit city, keynote lecture by Prof. Les Back (Goldsmiths College).

Registration is free but you need to send an email to kberrens/AT/ to register

With the collaboration of

obra social la caixa


in3 uoc


Organised by

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TURBALAB research group, UOC

Lunch is provided by “el catering de Caterine” to registered guests.

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