Conference NALAC2016

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Cities and Citizenship in

Contemporary Latin

America & the Caribbean

NALACS – TU Delft International Conference

Date: Thursday 16 and Friday 17 June 2016

Venue: Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.

ENROLMENT for the conference is now closed. If you still wish to participate, please write to Débora Póvoa.

Please, download the final programme by clicking the link below:

NALACS FInal Programme

The Netherlands Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (NALACS), in cooperation with the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of the Delft University of Technology, is pleased to announce the joint conference, ‘Cities and Citizenship in Contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean,’ which will be held on 16-17 June 2016 in Delft, the Netherlands.

The 2-day conference will embrace a wide range of topics related to urban development and citizenship in Latin America and the Caribbean. In their pioneering collection of essays Cities and Citizenship, Holston and Appadurai (1999) as well as other prominent scholars stressed the importance of cities in the making of modern citizens. At the end of the twentieth century, they demonstrated that urban environments are salient sites for examining the renegotiations of citizenship, democracy, and national belonging. This is arguably particularly the case in contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean, where cities seem to embody the aspirations of citizens and to showcase the best and the worse of their respective societies. It is here that we can observe major opportunities and threats to development, security and human rights, as well as major struggles for rights, inclusion and democracy

For this conference, we invite individual papers as well as panels proposals that look at the relationship between urban development and practices of citizenship. Conference panels will be organized along four tracks:

 

Track 1. Cities and Violence

Cities as salient sites where violence and conflict develop and affect the lives of citizens.

 

Track 2. Cities and sustainable development

Cities as salient sites where (spatial) planning and (sustainable) development ideas are applied, and where grassroots and governments alternatingly clash or collaborate in order to simultaneously build cities and structures of citizenship.

 

Track 3. Cities and identity

Cities as salient sites where citizen’s identities and resistances are expressed and repressed.

 

Track 4. Open for suggestions

Cities as salient sites for other themes related to urban life and urban development.

 

Individual Paper Proposal Requirements:

  • Contact information (name, e-mail address, and academic affiliation of the applicant; Individual proposals featuring more than one author (joint proposals) must include contact information and biographical statements for all authors;
  • Track to which the proposal corresponds;
  • Paper abstract (up to 500 words), including the title of the paper and five keywords;
  • Biographical statement (up to 100 words) in narrative form.

Panel Proposal Requirements:

  • Contact information for all panelists (names, e-mail addresses, and academic affiliations; a standard panel format consists of a chair and three or four presenters, with a maximum of five presenters);
  • Track to which the proposal corresponds;
  • Title and short description of the panel theme;
  • Abstract (up to 500 words) for each paper;
  • Biographical statement (up to 100 words) for each panelist in narrative form.

 

Please send your individual paper or panel proposal to info@nalacs.nl no later than Wednesday April 20th, 2016. Notifications of acceptance will be sent before May 1st, 2016.

[Paper submission is now closed]

General Conference Information

Venue: The conference will be held at: Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Julianalaan 134, 2628 BL Delft, The Netherlands

Please enrol HERE.

Registration 

  • NALACS members or PhD candidates (any institution) presenting a paper: 55 Euro   (includes coffee breaks and lunch. Does not include conference dinner)
  • OLA members or  MASTER students (any institution) presenting a paper: 25 Euro  (includes coffee breaks and lunch. Does not include conference dinner)
  • Academic and/or professional presenting a paper: 85 Euro (includes coffee breaks and lunch. Does not include conference dinner)
  • Non-presenting visitors, but would like to have coffee breaks and lunch: 25 Euro (this applies to all those who want to attend the conference and are not presenting a paper, but wish to have coffee breaks and lunch)
  • Non-presenting visitors, without coffee breaks and lunch: FREE
  • Conference dinner (additional): 30 Euro

 

Keynotes

We are proud to present the following two keynote speakers for our conference:

 

jaffe-r-k_2Rivke Jaffe

Dr. Rivke Jaffe is Professor of Cities, Politics and Culture at the Department of Human Geography, Planning and International Development Studies and the Centre for Urban Studies. Prior to joining the UvA, she held teaching and research positions at Leiden University, the University of the West Indies, and the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV).

Her anthropological research focuses primarily on intersections of the urban and the political, and specifically on the spatialization of power, difference and inequality within cities. She is interested in how urban problems such as poverty, crime and environmental degradation are linked to social differentiation along lines of ethnicity, class and gender. How are these inequalities constructed, reproduced and transformed through urban policy, market forces and social movements? How does the (colonial) past shape the cities of today? What is the role of popular culture – music, video clips, murals, graffiti – in the ways we experience and communicate urban exclusion and solidarity? Rivke’s engagement with these concerns is motivated by the conviction that anthropology and urban studies can provide important insights into what divides and what unites us, into the social problems we face and the solutions that are possible.

Rivke is a member of De Jonge Akademie (the Young Academy of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences). She is web editor and editorial board member of the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, co-editor of the European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies and editorial board member of American Anthropologist.

Centre for Urban Studies and the Department of Human Geography, Planning and International Development Studies, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Clara-IrazabalClara Irazábal

Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University, New York

Clara Irazábal is the Latin Lab Director and Associate Professor of Urban Planning at Columbia GSAPP. She received a Ph.D. in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley, and has two Masters in Architecture and Urban Design and Planning from the University of California at Berkeley and the Universidad Central de Venezuela, respectively. In her research and teaching, she explores the interactions of culture, politics and place-making, and their impact on community development and socio-spatial justice. She primarily focuses on Latin American cities and Latino communities in the US.

Irazábal has worked as consultant, researcher, and/or professor in Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Costa Rica, Chile, Germany, Spain, and Vietnam; and has lectured in many other countries. She is the author of Urban Governance and City Making in the Americas: Curitiba and Portland(Ashgate, 2005) and the editor of Transbordering Latin Americas: Liminal Places, Cultures, and Powers (T)Here(Routledge 2014) and Ordinary Places, Extraordinary Events: Citizenship, Democracy, and Public Space in Latin America(Routledge 2008). Irazábal has published academic articles in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian.

For more information, please visit our official website www.nalacs.nl, our Facebook page www.facebook.com/nalacs/ or our conference page https://citiescitizenship.wordpress.com/.

 

We look forward to receiving your proposals for our 2016 conference in the beautiful city of Delft, the Netherlands!

We look forward to receiving your proposals for our 2016 conference in the beautiful city of Delft, the Netherlands!

ENROLMENT for the conference is now closed. If you still wish to participate, please write to Débora Póvoa.

 

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Please, download the final programme by clicking the link below:

NALACS FInal Programme

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