Annual RC21 Conference 2011

The struggle to belong. Dealing with diversity in 21st century urban settings
Amsterdam (The Netherlands), July 7-9 2011

Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research – Urban Studies
University of Amsterdam – The Netherlands

17. Cities as learning grounds for citizenship

Organizers: Joke Vandenabeele, Maarten Loopmans, Stijn Oosterlynck and Nick Schuermans    

17.1: Cities as learning grounds for citizenship: diversity, solidarity and civil society.

 Chair: Joke Vandenabeele. Discussant: Maarten Loopmans.                       

Nick Schuermans, Maarten loopmans, Stijn Oosterlynck, Joke Vandenabeele (Laboratory for Education and Society, Belgium)           
Cities as learning grounds for solidarity

Daniel Shugurensky (University of Toronto)
Cities as learning grounds for citizenship: the case of participatory budgeting

Olga Lakizyuk (Bielefeld University, Germany)           
The orientation in the modern society: the strong need to belong or necessary struggle to achieve it? Resources of migrant organisations in the German cities Bielefeld and Magdeburg.

Wahideh Achbar (University of Edinburgh)           
“Back to the future” Revisiting the contact hypothesis for participants of Turkish nonprofit organisations and mixed organisations in Amsterdam

RT17.1 Cities as learning grounds for citizenship: diversity, solidarity and artistic interventions.

Chair: Joke Vandenabeele                       

Sebastiano Citroni (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca)
Exploring the “grammar” of events. A third sector’s strategy for enhancing everyday local solidarity

Santi Eizaguirre Anglada (Universitat de Barcelona)
The participation of socially creative strategies in the governance of diversity. Assessing social innovation and citizenship practices in Barcelona and Bilbao.

Peter Reyskens & Joke Vandenabeele (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
Educational research in the field of community building

Eva Kekou (Panteion University)
Notion of belonging through media art: Participation and interaction in urban context

Distributed papers                       

Lorena Anaya González (Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico)           
Appropriation and social participation: key factors to promote citizenship and build a better future for the metropolis

Yeung Po Sheung (Hong Kong Baptist University)           
Sense of Place, Social Capital and Their Implications for Urban Renewal: The Case of Moon Lok Building in Hong Kong


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21 December 2011
Deadline for abstract submission

10 January 2011
Notification of selected abstracts

1 March 2011
Registration open

15 May 2011
Deadline for early bird registration and for (some) hotel options

31 May 2011
Deadline for paper submission

15 June 2011
Papers online

7-9 July 2011