Formulations and experiments in Latin America (online, 12-15 Apr 21)
Call for Papers:
Urban Commons Seminar: Formulations and Experiments in Latin America
The CUAL Research Group – Urban Commons in Latin America is pleased to invite contributions to the first seminar “Urban Commons: formulations and experiments in Latin America”, to establish a meeting platform for researchers, teachers, architects, practitioners involved in the production of thought, debate, and experience focused on the urban commons.
We consider the concept of the commons as a collective construction and political principle, which proposes a certain commonality built in everyday life that operates in the fissures between State and the market. We welcome diverse perspectives and possibilities of the commons, explored in the propositions suggested by the thematic tracks, both descriptive or conceptual approaches. The event and its organization are products of collective work and are critically committed to the construction of an equitable, inclusive, collaborative and democratic
The goal of the seminar is to structure a network that can cultivate practices, establish dialogues, explore hypotheses, foster thinking and exchanges within and outside of the academic environment. To this end, it seeks to promote the exchange between knowledge and action. The Seminar will accept both academic productions and explorations or experiments engaging with the commons, including essays, audiovisual productions, performances, ethnographic reports, and workshops. It will consist of hypothesis roundtables in which presenters and attendees will discuss and collectively create original products such as reflections or provocations from the seminar. Thus, open dialogues will not be restricted to the temporality of the event, but the developments resulting from collective reflections will be part of a digital collection that can include photographic essays, ebooks, interventions, videos, among others.
Deadline for paper submission: February 15, 2021
Notification of acceptance: March 15, 2021
Registration for presenters: March 15 to 26, 2021
Registration for attendees (non-presenters): until the day of the event
Seminar dates: April 12 to 15, 2021
1- The commons as a policy for knowledge: data production and open knowledge
2- The urban commons: spatial practices and experiences
3- The commons in Latin America: theoretical-methodological approximations
4- Cooperativism, self-management and the common: approximations and dissimilarities
5- Urban commons and public authorities in threatening times
6- Nature and the commons as rationality for the production of urban space and ways of life
Call for submissions
The Seminar will accept both academic productions and explorations or experiments engaging with the commons, including essays, audiovisual productions, performances, ethnographic reports, and workshops. It will consist of hypothesis roundtables in which presenters and attendees will discuss and collectively create original products such as reflections from the seminar.
The submission of paper abstracts or proposals for workshops or activities must be made online, via google form provided in the link below. Each participant may submit up to three proposals. Papers in Portuguese, Spanish and English will be accepted. The participation formats are described on the website.
Link to access submission form:
CUAL – Urban Common in Latin America
CNPq Research Group