[oberlist] Fwd: CFP: Between Capitalist and Communist Utopias (Leipzig, 21-23 Jun 13)

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From: H-ArtHist (Elisabeth Furtwaengler) <furtwaengler at arthist.net>
Date: Sun, Jan 20, 2013 at 9:47 AM
Subject: CFP: Between Capitalist and Communist Utopias (Leipzig, 21-23 Jun
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From: Steven Harris and Daria Bocharnikova <swurbanity at gmail.com>
Date: Jan 20, 2013
Subject: CFP: Between Capitalist and Communist Utopias (Leipzig, 21-23
Jun 13)

Leipzig, Germany, June 21 - 23, 2013
Deadline: Feb 1, 2013

Paper proposals are solicited for the conference, "Second World
Urbanity: Between Capitalist and Communist Utopias," which will be held
at The Center for the History and Culture of East Central Europe, in
Leipzig, Germany, June 21-23, 2013. This project aims to bring together
scholarly contributions on the various endeavors in the Second World to
conceive, build, and inhabit a socialist cityscape that was an
alternative to the segregated spaces of capitalist cities and the
atomized world of suburbia.

As a venue for opening a conversation about the new approaches to
urbanity and planning, this project
(http://secondworldurbanity.umwblogs.org/) goes beyond the geographic
boundaries of the Eastern Bloc and seeks transnational, comparative,
and global approaches to the study of the socialist city. We propose to
think of socialist urban planning from Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union
to China and Cuba, as well as Vietnam, North Korea, and other countries
with a state socialist past or present. We conceptualize such socialist
urban planning as a distinct and multifaceted division of global urban
planning trends. Just as the geographic scope is broad so, too, is our
chronological reach, which will span the early post-World War II period
through the collapse of state socialism and beyond to the present day.

Paper proposals are invited on a wide range of topics from (but not
limited to) the history of professional networks and institutional
organization, monumental projects, mass housing schemes, transfers of
technologies and styles, the organization of public and private spaces,
the political engagement of urban planning professionals, the treatment
of gender, ethnic, and class differences in the socialist cityscape,
the role of the state, the ideological premises of urban schemes and
visionary projects, everyday life, urban residents’ (mis)uses of
planned urban spaces. Papers from all disciplines in the social
sciences and humanities will be considered. The organizers plan to
publish an edited volume of selected conference papers.

Please send paper proposals (a 300-500 word abstract and a 1-page cv)
to swurbanity at gmail.com by February 1, 2013. Paper proposals will be
reviewed by the project’s organizers and program committee. We will
announce the papers that have been accepted on March 1, 2013.

The project is presently soliciting funds to cover some of the
transportation and/or housing costs of participants. We will know
whether such funds are available only in Spring 2013. Therefore,
interested participants should plan for covering costs through their
home institutions. The conference will not have a conference fee.

Program committee: Andres Kurg, Brigitte Le Normand, Daria
Bocharnikova, Kimberly Elman Zarecor, Marie Alice L’Heureux, Steven
Harris, and Vladimir Kulic.

Reference / Quellennachweis:
CFP: Between Capitalist and Communist Utopias (Leipzig, 21-23 Jun 13).
In: H-ArtHist, Jan 20, 2013. <http://arthist.net/archive/4515>.


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