CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The Berlin Institute for Migration and Integration Studies and the Institute for European Ethnology at Humboldt University invite paper proposals for our upcoming conference Augmented Cities – Where did the night go? The conference focuses on technology, labour and the transformation of the urban night in digital times.
New technologies and business models are increasingly blurring binary frontiers between day-time and night-time. Digital technology fundamentally transforms the city and thus our urban public space. It also enables a fundamental transformation of the urban night through the expansion of technological infrastructures and the growing ubiquity of platform-based services. As a result, we are living with highly networked infrastructures, in augmented cities. In many urban centres throughout Europe, this transition entails dramatic implications for the convergence of digital infrastructures with physical space and temporal adaptations.
Augmented Cities – Where did the night go? is the second conference linked to a three-year transdisciplinary research project exploring nocturnal publics in eight cities in the Netherlands, Ireland, UK, Germany, Denmark and Portugal. The conference will take place from 21st – 23rd April 2021 at Humboldt University in Berlin. For now, we assume that most of the lectures will be held online, due to Coronavirus restrictions.
In order to accommodate the maximum number of presenters, presentations should be kept to maximum of 20 minutes. Proposals will be reviewed by the NITE research team. Proposals related to cities in the countries named above will be prioritized.
This event aims to be a platform for sharing ongoing or recent research, in order to open a critical and interdisciplinary debate, and boost networking, bringing together academia and society.
Themes might include, but are not limited to:
- Urban development and the 24h city
- Platform labour and digital night workers
- Light pollution, expansion of digital nocturnal infrastructures
- Sleep patterns and use of technology (measured sleep, sleep tracking)
- Global inequalities of time / space
- Transformations of nocturnal spaces through digitalization
- Nocturnal use of Social Media
- Cultural expressions and narratives of the night/24h city
- Digital extensions of night-time venues
We invite paper and poster submissions, and other formats (e.g. art practice and documentation, graphic and design practice).
Proposed papers should include:
- abstract (max. 300 words)
- biographical note (continuous text, max. 200 words)
- full address und e-mail address
The abstract of the suggested paper should contain a separate paragraph explaining how and (if applicable) to which element(s) or question(s) of the Call for Papers the submitted paper refers. The short CV should give information on the applicant’s contributions to the field and specify (if applicable) relevant publications. For the purpose of information, applicants are invited to attach a copy of one of these publications to their application.
Proposals to be addressed to Manuela Bojadžijev and Laura-Solmaz Litschel:
Submission of proposals: by 20th January 2021
Notification of acceptance: 31st January 2021
Manuela Bojadžijev, Humboldt University Berlin
Laura-Solmaz Litschel, Humboldt University Berlin Jola Zych, TU Berlin