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transvaluation



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Call for abstracts

In the current measurement- and indicator-driven knowledge culture, research in architecture, art and several disciplines within humanities and social sciences may succumb to economic or scientific models, or be separated from important contexts of invention, risking to reduce research largely to standardized reproduction. Responding to the current proliferation of evaluation systems and the dominant culture of measurement that comes with it, the Transvaluation international symposium, May 21-22 2015, searches for alternative, cooperative environments of knowledge, of creation and invention, of ‘making and thinking’, and ways to trans- and re-value research cultures from within.

The ambition is a high quality event with top level keynote speeches, small format seminars and collective forum discussions, with the intent to start a broad debate addressing fundamental strategic research questions across disciplinary borders, and to instigate possibilities for change.

The symposium will focus two major themes, Poetics and Politics of Value, referring to the (re-)making of values, both in artistic and architectural practice and in human scientific research, and their related political and systemic aspects. These themes are examined through two conceptual lenses: Worlding (shaping the world, transforming matter) and U-topos (space for speculative thinking and making).

We now invite researchers, doctoral students and practitioners to submit abstracts for discussion at the symposium. Abstracts will be peer reviewed and, if selected, developed into short papers.

For specific questions send email to conference mail address.
See conference web page at Chalmers Tekniska Högskola

commoning the city



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COMMONING THE CITY will explore the theory and practice of urban commons in the context of Sweden, and beyond. By bringing together professionals from the literature and social sciences, as well as hands-on practitioners and policy makers, the conference will investigate what role the commons can have in shaping the cities’ future. Which initiatives exist today in the Swedish context, and from what kind of urban landscape do they arise? In what ways is this situation related to global scenarios? What can we learn from recent events that shaped the digital revolution, and what historical grounds are there to fall back onto?

COMMONING THE CITY is organised by the participants of the post-master research programme In Search of Common Ground, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, in collaboration with STEALTH.unlimited.
Registration: There will be limited number of places available, please reserve your seat as soon as possible by registering at press@kkh.se.
Among the speakers you will hear Fritz Haeg, Fredrik Åslund, Pier Paolo Fanesi, P.M., Alex Haché, Marcell Mars, Saki Bailey and Stavros Stavrides.

April 11 (from 9AM – 6PM), at the Architecture Museum Stockholm.

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