10 October 2019
Eco-Communities in an Urban Future: Experimental Urbanism Seminar
This second seminar of Eco-communities Seminar Series is structured around the concept of experimental urbanism as a way to understand and explore how eco-communities can reshape urban spaces. Conceptualising eco-communities as experiments enables the valuing of small-scale and everyday practices, but can also limit the way they are understood as being only discrete interventions into city life, rather than facilitating more fundamental shifts in urban governance and urban living (Voytenko et al.,2016). Therefore, this seminar seeks ask questions about eco-communities as broader contributors to debates in experimental urbanism (Martin et al.,2018).
Keynote: Professor James Evans, Manchester University
- Dr Francesca Fois, University of Salford
- Dr Rhiannon Firth, University of Essex
The event will be held in Sheffield, Alfred Denny Conference Room on Thursday 10th and Friday 11th October 2019.
Funded by Urban Studies Foundation Seminar Series Award.
1 – 5 July 2019
20TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE UTOPIAN STUDIES SOCIETY, EUROPE: Utopia, Dystopia and Climate Change
Monash University Prato Centre, Tuscany, Italy
“Robotopias: Mapping utopian discourses on new industrial technology”