The Community Built Association (CBA) is soliciting abstracts for presentations at their biennial conference to be held in Davis, CA, April 3-6, 2014. Accepted presentations will be invited to submit a paper for inclusion in a publication on community-built practices.
The CBA seeks presentations about community-built projects and practices. Community-built is a process by which community volunteers come together in a collaborative effort that results in the construction of shared, local places and also in the building of community itself. Community-built projects commonly include, but are not limited to: play spaces, gathering places, public art (including murals and sculpture), neighborhoods and buildings, natural recreation areas, and community gardens. Perspectives from practitioners, academics, students, participants, and outside observers are all welcome.
Topics can include (but are not limited to):
• Case studies of community-built projects or processes
• Profiles of practitioners working in the community-built field
• Overviews of specific project types (for example: community gardens or mural art)
• Investigations of the impact of community-built projects
• Reflections on the meaning and importance of community-built work
• Lessons learned from community-built projects
Please submit abstracts (400 word max.) by January 15, 2014 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Include in the submittal: author names, affiliation (if applicable), email address, title of proposal, 400 word maximum abstract, and whether you would be interested in submitting a research paper (5-6,000 words) or case study (2-4,000 words) for publication.
Call announced: December 1, 2013
Abstracts due: January 15, 2014
Abstract decisions announced, invitation to submit papers: February 1, 2014
Conference: April 3-6, 2014
Papers due: May 15, 2014
CBA is a 501-c3 non-profit organization that supports the professionals who engage community in the transformation of public and community spaces. The organization was formed in 1989 to provide a network for professionals and to offer information, education, and training about community-built practices.
For details about the conference, please visit: http://communitybuilt.org/conference/2014-davis-ca/
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