Urban Studies Summer School

Urban Studies Summer School

Beyond InhabitationLab & Urban Transitions Hub joint summer school in Turin & Lisbon. 23-26 September 2024, Turin – 2-6 June 2025, Lisbon. Keynote instructors: Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Alana Osbourne, Tatiana Thieme, AbdouMaliq Simone, and Filip De Boeck. Apply by 30th April 2024.

The Common City Conference

The Common City Conference

Uppsala (Sweden), 11-13 September, 2024.

Deadline to submit an abstract (up to 300 words): 1 April, 2024.

How is the common city of the future to be produced, created, built and imagined? How are different forms of urban commoning experienced worldwide? What obstacles and struggles should we expect in creating and fostering the urban commons? What are the key facilitating conditions, forms of organising and possible institutions for maintaining the urban commons? How can we define the common city in ways that help overcome capitalist urban and social relations? To what extent are the struggles for the right to the city, and for housing and urban justice at the core of urban commoning?

RC21 Conference in Santiago de Chile. July 24-26th, 2024

RC21 Conference in Santiago de Chile. July 24-26th, 2024

The next RC 21 Conference will take place in Santiago, Chile, on July 24-26th, 2024 “The politics and spaces of encounters: advancing dialogues between and within the Global North and the Global South”. You can register for the RC21 2024 conference here:  https://rc21.wildapricot.org/event-5616011 Early bird registration runs until 19 June 2024. Late birds can register until 19 July 2024. Find more information on the conference...
Palestine and Israel. Free articles from IJURR

Palestine and Israel. Free articles from IJURR

The IJURR collective is deeply moved by the scale of the suffering from violence and injustice in Palestine/Israel. In solidarity with scholars who have used their work to unravel the root causes of this violence, IJURR is making available, free of charge, a collection of their articles it has published over the past decade. The articles touch on questions of indigeneity, colonialism, occupation, militarism, refugee subjectivities, and solidarities, always with the critical tone that marks our journal. The paywall will be down until January 31, 2025. We invite scholars and researchers to read, share widely, and encourage the submission of new works that address a question of justice that matters to us all.

EduCity conference. Berlin, 25-26 January 2024

EduCity conference. Berlin, 25-26 January 2024

EduCity Conference. The neighbourhood as a learning environment. Conference Berlin, 25-26 January 2024, 10 am-6.30 pm. The event is open to the general public and free of charge. Organised by http://www.tesserae.eu/

IJURR Foundation Grants: Applications for 2024 Now Open

IJURR Foundation Grants: Applications for 2024 Now Open

Writing up grants are for PhD students who have completed fieldwork and are writing up their final thesis. We are here to fill the gap between other funding finishing and submission allowing you to fully dedicate your time to writing. Awards are up to £6,000 and available to PhD students from low or middle income countries studying in the field of urban and regional studies at institutions in both the global North and South. Applications close on 31st January 2024 (Midnight GMT).

International  Conference “African Urbanisms”

International Conference “African Urbanisms”

International Conference “African Urbanisms. Critical Engagements, Transformative Practices, Alternative Futures”, Wits University, Johannesburg, South Africa, 23-26 October 2024. Closing date for session proposals: 21 January 2024.

Insurgent Ground: Land, Housing, Property

Insurgent Ground: Land, Housing, Property

The UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy, as part of its Housing the Third Reconstruction endeavor, invites applications for participation in its Freedom School 2024. With the theme of Insurgent Ground: Land, Housing, Property, this convening aims to bring together movement and university-based scholars actively engaged in insurgent research and critical theorization as a part of, or as accompaniment to, freedom movements.

ISA Membership grants

ISA Membership grants

ISA has opened a call for membership grants to become a regular ISA member. RC21 has the possibility to allocate 8 grants for students! Application deadline: November 20, 2022

ISA 2023 Call for abstracts

ISA 2023 Call for abstracts

ISA 2023 Call for abstracts open until 30 September 2022. The XX ISA World Congress of Sociology will take place in Melbourne in 2023 (25 June-1 July).

RC21 2022 in Athens: Call for Sessions

RC21 2022 in Athens: Call for Sessions

We are launching the call for sessions for our next conference in Athens, Ordinary cities in exceptional times (24-26 August 2022). Please submit your proposals by October 31, 2021 to the conference website www.rc21athens2022.com

Call for papers: RC21 Conference in Antwerp

Call for papers: RC21 Conference in Antwerp

Second call for papers for the RC21 Conference in Antwerp (July 14-16, 2021): submit your abstracts via the online form by December 2, 2020! If your abstract has been accepted before, you do not need to resubmit.

RC21 Antwerp: Call for Sessions

RC21 Antwerp: Call for Sessions

RC21 Antwerp Call for Sessions: the deadline is November 30, 2019!
Please check the Conference website for important dates and submission guidelines!

RC21 2020 goes to Antwerp!

RC21 2020 goes to Antwerp!

The 2020 RC21 Conference ‘Sensing and Shaping the City’ will take place in Antwerp, 6 to 8 July 2020! Calls for sessions is open until 30 November 2019

Obituary: Anne Haila

Obituary: Anne Haila

On September 21 2019, with Prof Dr Anne Haila, a long-standing member of RC21, former member of the Board of RC21 and former Board member of IJURR, another inspiring colleague, beloved friend and excellent teacher for many in the RC21 community, has passed away.

Call for Abstracts: Delhi 2019 Conference!

Call for Abstracts: Delhi 2019 Conference!

Please send submissions to the convener(s) and cc your submission to rc21delhi@gmail.com. Please send individual abstracts, which may not fit in the selected sessions but relate to wider themes and sub-themes of the conference, to rc21delhi@gmail.com. Selected papers will be notified by 20th February 2019.

Sophie Body-Gendrot (1942-2018)

On September 21, Prof Dr Sophie Body-Gendrot, a long-standing member of RC21 and inspiring colleague, beloved friend and excellent teacher for many in the RC21 community, has passed away after an illness. We have asked Professor Enzo Mingione (University of Milano-Bicocca), Professor Marisol García (University of Barcelona), Adrian Favell (University of Leeds), and Patrick Le Galès (Sciences Po) who knew Sophie Body-Gendrot for many years, to share their memories and appraisal of Sophie Body-Gendrot. With her passing away, we have lost a highly inspiring scholar, generous with support for younger scholars, and a strong influence in urban studies.

RC21 at the ISA Congress in Toronto

RC21 at the ISA Congress in Toronto

We would like to welcome all of you who will be attending next week’s ISA conference here in Toronto. This post contains some information on activities in relation to the RC21 specific part of the ISA conference and on Visiting Toronto.

Motion by the Board

Motion by the Board

Motion by the Board in support of freedom of thought, speech and academic production and in solidarity with urban academics at risk; it was discussed and approved at the RC21 Conference in Leeds, September 2017

2017 Summer School

2017 Summer School

5th Summer School on Comparative Urban Studies, was held in London and Leeds (UK) from 30 August to 13 September 2017 (in conjunction with the RC21 Conference)

Call for Papers – Leeds Conference

Call for Papers – Leeds Conference

Leeds RC21 Conference Call for Papers is out! Take a look at this brilliant line of sessions. March 10, 2017, is the deadline for abstract submission. We are also receiving the session proposals for the ISA Congress!

RC21 Conference 2017: Call for Sessions!

RC21 Conference 2017: Call for Sessions!

The deadline for session proposals is December 31, 2016. RC21 Conference 2017 “Rethinking Urban Global Justice” will take place in the University of Leeds, 11-13th September 2017