From Temporary to Cosmopolitan Citizenship: call for papers

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The European Journal of Creative Practices in Cities and Landscapes has launched a call for papers for its first edition.

What is the European Journal of Creative Practices in Cities and Landscapes (CPCL)?

This new biannual open-access peer-reviewed journal aims to publish innovative and original papers on cultural heritage in the built environment as a set of creative practices. Published by the University of Bologna, many of its contributors are part of the ROCK project, in which EUROCITIES is a partner.

The focus will be the European city, with a particular attention to its transformations within the global metropolis and its flows of people, capitals, goods and ideas.

What is the call about?

The first issue of CPCL will explore the concept of cosmopolitan citizenship, understood as the recognition of the active participation of temporary city dwellers in the social, cultural and political community. The first issue of CPCL has the ambition to explore the ways in which public spaces embody cosmopolitan cultural approaches which can lead to a definition of temporary citizenship.

Contributions will explore the following topics:

  • The urban phenomenology of temporary citizenship;
  • The conflict dynamics of temporary citizenship;
  • Cross-cultural and trans-historical representations, narratives and perceptions of public spaces;
  • Technologies for a cosmopolitan democracy;
  • Public spaces as situated devices of cosmopolitanism.

Why answering the call?

CPCL considers cultural heritage as a set of practices able to produce economic and social changes within cities rather than a static repository of listed objects to be preserved. Through a series of call for papers and thematic sections, the journal provides a space of reflection on the ideas, the technologies, the actors and the practices that continuously produce and re-negotiate cultural heritage as a common good - a space for democracy, participation and citizenship. The journal’s ambition is to constitute a practice-oriented platform for knowledge exchange bringing together academics from various disciplinary backgrounds, policy makers and NGOs.

How to submit?

CPCL accepts manuscripts written in English, 6.000 words maximum (including footnotes and bibliography). Manuscripts should be submitted at CPCL does not accept e-mail submissions. Deadline for submission is 15 July.

You can download the call for papers in PDF here

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