BOOK: Call for Papers: [New Industrial] Revolution and the City
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Call for Papers: [New Industrial] Revolution and the City
The industrial revolution changed everything; our social structure, our culture and the economy. In many ways it created the world we live(d?) in. Industrialisation changed our cities. However, the current, post industrial model of Western cities, based on property and land speculation seems to be in crisis and looks as if its coming to an end. Cities in other part of the world – in Asia, Africa and South America are not (just) post-industrial they are still growing. What went wrong in Europe? Can we learn anything from the industrial city model? Can we learn from Asian, African and South American cities? Is urban re-industrialisation an answer for the crisis we face in Western cities? Could urban re-industrialisation be imagined as a progressive socio-political and economical project, aiming to create an inclusive and democratic society based on cooperation and symbiosis that goes way beyond the current model of a neoliberal city?
We are looking for papers to add to a number of texts we have already selected to be included in a publication following a conference in June 2013: ‘Re-industrialisation and Progressive Urbanism’
( http://plymarch.wordpress.com/2013/02/25/call-for-papers-re-industrialisation-and-progressive-urbanism ).
We are looking for short (2000 – 2500 words) and inspiring texts or polemics.
Deadline: 27th of June 2013
Please send your papers to: Krzysztof Nawratek: firstname.lastname@example.org
The book is planned to be published in two versions: in English (by punctum, based in NY: http://punctumbooks.com/) and in Polish (by Bec!Zmiana, based in Warsaw: http://www.funbec.eu/english.php)
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