Deadline = August 9th
5th October 2013,Â Dreams, Revolution and Process : Spatial & temporal approaches to rural sustainability and regeneration,Â at fforest, Cilgerran, Ceredigion (UK)
This interdisciplinary conference aims to respond to a range of material that addresses rural sustainability and regeneration, with a focus on how and why decisions are made at individual, local, community andÂ government level. Bringing together perspectives from geography, history, policy-making, regenerationÂ practitioners and the arts, the conference willÂ open up the gaps between individual and collective aspiration and reality.
Since the development of the urban, the rural has been a place of both harmony and negativism. It switches from radical, alternative (anti-industrialist) space where we canÂ renegotiate a relationship with â€˜natureâ€™, to uncultured backwater, representing little more than material resource. Such perspectives are formed in relation to history and space and need to be considered when reaching an understanding of, as well as approaches to, ruralÂ regeneration, in order to ask : Who is regenerating, and for whom?
Submissions are invited from any discipline â€“ sciences, humanities, regeneration practice, arts â€“ which, within the overall theme of a temporal/spatial understanding of rural sustainability and regeneration.
More details on the websiteÂ :Â click here
Cultura21â€²s international network, launched in April 2007, offers the online and offline platform for exchanges and mutual learning among its members.
– Sacha Kagan (based in LÃ¼neburg, Germany) and Rana Ã–ztÃ¼rk (based in Berlin, Germany)
– Oleg Koefoed and Kajsa Paludan (both based in Copenhagen, Denmark)
– Hans Dieleman (based in Mexico-City, Mexico)
– Francesca Cozzolino and David Knaute (both based in Paris, France)
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