Over the past twenty years, more and more European cities develop and implement policies of city times with a dual goal:
- Design a planning “time” that organizes the flow of mobility;
- And coordinate access to services schedules.
Beyond the functional aspect (better accessibility and organization of public services), the times of the city include other dimensions, much more complex, linking the individual to society and territory.
The call for papers “City Temporalities” is interested in the polysemic notion of temporality and it asks pluralistic and multidisciplinary approaches to the sense that this concept takes in the urban space. Temporality of the city is not only the result of a historical sedimentation, but relates not only to the fabric of the city: its design and production, but also to its urban practices: the city (re)imagined, designed, built, lived, used … by its various stakeholders.
The actors of the city maintain a dual relation to time:
HyperUrbain.5 solicits contributions about synchronised or distinguished city times. Different fields (non-exhaustive list) can be exploited:
- Times / temporality of the city
- Diachronic evolution of cities
- Temporality of urban projects
- Temporality of urban forms
- Temporal Semiotics of the city
- Temporal mediation and identity of the city
- Uses and practices temporality / adaptability
- Hybrid Temporality
- Strategic Approach to Urban temporality
* February 28, 2015: Submission of proposals (long abstracts) for papers
* March 9, 2015: Notification of acceptance by email
* April 15, 2015: Submission of final text
* 28 – 29 May 2015: Symposium