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CfP: Public Transport as Public Space

To download the Call for Papers. The Event The conference Public Transport as Public Space is organised within PUTSPACE, a research project led by academics in Tallinn, Leipzig, Turku and Brussels. Both the conference and project explore what makes public transport a type of public space, and for whom. As public transport continues to be explored primarily by …

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CfP: Diverse Narrations, Experiences and Contestations of Public Transport in European Cities

Download the entire Call for Papers. The “Public Transport as Public Space” (PUTSPACE) project is pleased to announce the project’s Summer Symposium, taking place in Görlitz/Zgorzelec, Germany/Poland, on October 27 – 31. The symposium is focusing on “Diverse Narrations, Experiences and Contestations of Public transport in European Cities”. The five-day event brings together experts, early …

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HERA Webinar: Rethinking Public Space in Times of Social Distancing

PUTSPACE is co-hosting HERA’s 3rd Webinar in 2021 alongside the projects The European Spa and Food2Gather. The theme is “Rethinking Public Space in Times of Social Distancing”. The webinar will take place on 11 May 2021, 14:00-15:30 CET. It is free to join, but requires pre-registrating. Registration can be done here. Keynotes speakers: Laurent Thévenot …

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CfP: Contesting Mobility from Below, Mobilising Bottom-up Contestations: Contemporary and Historical Explorations

PUTSPACE team members Wojciech Kębłowski, Tonio Weicker, Adam Borch and Tauri Tuvikene organise a session at the next T2M Conference to be held in Lisbon, Portugal from 2-5 November 2021. The deadline for submitting abstract to the organisers is 25 April 2021. The CfP can be downloaded as a PdF here. Contesting mobility from below, …

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CfP: Session on “Mobilising, producing and contesting transport and mobility from below” at RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2021

PUTSPACE team members Wojciech Kębłowski and Wladimir Sgibnev organise a session at the Royal Geographical Society RGS-IBG Annual International Conference in 2021. The session theme is “Mobilising, producing and contesting transport and mobility from below: collectors, enthusiasts, activists, revolutionaries”. The conference takes place from Tuesday 31 August to Friday 3 September 2021. The deadline for …

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CfP: Session on “Rethinking Distance” at RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2021

PUTSPACE team members Tauri Tuvikene, Louise Sträuli and Aleksandra Ianchenko organise a session at the Royal Geographical Society RGS-IBG Annual International Conference in 2021. The session theme is “Rethinking Distance” and looks to examine how, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the word ‘distance’ has acquired new connotations and meanings all over the world. The …

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Online Survey: Covid-19 and Public Transport Mobility

With a handful of PUTSPACE researchers and fellows, we have joined forces to investigate the perceptions and uses of public transport during the COVID-19 pandemic. While an initial survey in spring 2020 has already revealed how the pandemic is affecting not only travel patterns but also users’ experiences, we are now trying to capture the …

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Urban Study Days, Helsinki 14.-15.5.2020

HERA PUTSPACE team members organise a session at Finnish Urban Studies Days in Helsinki 14.-15.5.2020. We seek papers that deal with public transport from cultural, technological, artistic or conceptual angles. We are particularly interested in papers that concentrate on the history of public transport, changes in public transport, the politics of public transport, and embodied, …

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Putspace Summer Symposium in Minsk, Belarus, 1-6 June 2020 (CfA)

“Narrations, Experiences and Contestations of Public Transport in European Cities” – Due to the current situation confronting us as a result of spread of COVID 19, we will have to cancel the Putspace Summer Symposium scheduled on June 1-6, 2020 in Minsk. The symposium will be postponed to a later stage. We will keep you …

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Transport, mobility and critical urban studies

Session at RC21 Antwerp “Sensing the city”, 6–8 July 2020 Convenors:  Wojciech Kębłowski (Cosmopolis, Vrije Universiteit Brussel/Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium), wojciech.keblowski@vub.be  Tauri Tuvikene (Tallinn University, Estonia), tauri.tuvikene@tlu.ee  Silja Laine (University of Turku, Finland), silaine@utu.fi  Contemporary cities are increasingly structured by how (im)mobility is experienced, narrated and contested. And yet, urban studies—particularly those building on …

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