Portugal | Mapping Culture conference | call for papers/proposals

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International conference on Mapping Culture: Communities, Sites & Stories will be held in Coimbra, Portugal (May 28-30).  Last call for papers and panel/workshop proposals from artists, architects, researchers and others – deadline is 14 February!

The Centre for Social Studies (Centro de Estudos Sociais – CES), a State Associate Laboratory at the University of Coimbra in Portugal, is calling for the submission of papers and panel/workshop proposals from academics, researchers, public administrators, architects, planners and artists for an international conference and symposium.

Cultural Mapping – An emerging interdisciplinary field

Cultural mapping reflects the spatial turn taken in many related areas of research, including cultural and artistic studies, architecture and urban design, geography, sociology, cultural policy and planning. Traditional approaches to cultural mapping emphasize the centrality of community engagement, and the process of mapping often reveals many unexpected resources and builds new cross-community connections.

This event is intended to explore both conventional and alternative approaches to mapping cultures and communities in an international context. Presenters will discuss and illustrate innovative ways to encourage artistic intervention and public participation in cultural mapping.

See details of how to submit your proposal and to register for the conference.

Deadline for proposals: 14 February 2014 (apologies for late notice!!)

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