ISSN 1973-9702

I Congreso Internacional Migraciones Contemporáneas, Territorio y Urbanismo

Call for abstracts

9th-10th July 2015 | Abstracts accepted until 24th April 2015 | Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

The Congress aims to generate debate on territorial and urban effects arising from the migratory movements of the early decades of the century.

The Congress aims to serve as a pooling of the various researches being carried out about the impact of migration on the territory, both Spanish and international experiences. Migration flows identified for the case of South East Spain are classified in three sections. More topics could be added for the congress.

  • Migrations North to South – associated with the residential complexes built for the North European citizens, mainly looking for a place of retirement. The effect on the territory is usually on form of low density developments (‘resorts’) or high density tourist spots.
  • Migrations South to North – associated with population coming mainly from northern areas of Africa, south of the Sahara and South America seeking improvement of life conditions as those enjoyed in their places of origin through employment in Spain. The effect on the territory is often linked to certain neighborhoods ghettofication and the occupation of lands near work activity areas.
  • Internal migrations and micro-migrations- associated with changes in lifestyle in the last decades of the twentieth century and first of the XXI century. This flow is focussed in some metropolitan areas in form of urban sprawl, related to the search for a residential unit in natural surroundings next to the urban environment of the city.

For further information check the website of the Congress.

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S. Tulumello & G. Ferro: Le volatili rappresentazioni di piazza Martim Moniz a Lisbona / The fleeting representations of a square: Martim Moniz, Lisbon

Paola Briata: Acquired for development by… le giovani generazioni e la rigenerazione di East London / Acquired for development by… The Young Generation and East London

M. Michou: Athens streetside arcades: silent gestures of minor occupation

G. Merli & M. Cappuccini: Atene tra crisi economica, narrazioni urbane e discorso razzista / Urban narratives and racist propaganda in the city of Athens

I. Kokkali: City representations and the selective visibility of the (ethnic) ‘Others’. A short note on the fervent ‘diversity’ in Europe

M.E. Buslacchi: La moltiplicazione degli Off. Rappresentazioni urbane in una Capitale Europea della Cultura / Off Multiplying. Urban representations in an European Capital of Culture

P. Potz & A. Sept: Cittaslow-Germany: dove i piccoli centri urbani si rappresentano / Cittaslow-Germany: where small cities represent themselves

L.K.C. Manzo: MILANO MONTECITY. La città sospesa / MILANO MONTECITY. The suspended city

C. Gorzanelli, G .Ramster, A. Outten & D. Lockton: Cittadini e nuovi media per un’intelligenza creativa / Citizens and new medias for a creative intelligence

A. Şenel: Mapping as Performance: An Alternative to Authoritative Representations of Istanbul

G. Visco & A. Castronovo: Trasformazioni metropolitane ed educazione popolare a Buenos Aires / Metropolitan transformation and “popular education” in Buenos Aires

C. Bernardi: Temporalità urbane. Politiche del controllo e reti migranti / Urban temporalities. Politics of control and migrant networks

M. L. Giordano: Who’s maps? Interrogating authorship in collective map-making

I. Dorigotti: Kigali or building a symptomatic city. Young’s Imaginary and Crea(c)tivity in Rwanda after 1994

TooA: 42 – storie di un edificio mondo / 42 – tales from a global building