CFP: Deep City: Climate Crisis, Democracy and the Digital

Submission deadline: October 20, 2020

Conference date(s):
March 24, 2021 - March 27, 2021

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Conference Venue:

École Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Lausanne, Switzerland

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DEEP CITY will be a scientific conference staged as a social and cultural event, a dialogical field capable of moving beyond disciplinary boundaries. To ground its activities and foster dialogue, we invite proposals, ranging from operational practices to speculative and theoretical questionings. These can be presented in written, built, coded, drawn, figured, imagined, filmed, modeled or in any other format (do not hesitate to consult with us for any exotic format or idea!). The Open Forum around the Rolex Learning Center on EPFL Campus in Lausanne, the Singapore University of Technology and Design, the city of Hong Kong along with all the people connecting throughout the world will produce a material assembly of projects, imaginaries, theoretical challenges and multimedia offerings. Contributions can take the following forms:

• Paper presentations that will be shared and discussed through joint working sessions and panel discussions. These might include theoretical work, but also case studies and project reports. To submit your paper proposal, you must send an abstract of up to 300 words.
• Projects, models, images, devices, pieces of coding, hardware and all other kinds of contributions that will take part in the DEEP CITY exhibition. These must be submitted by sending a 300-word optionally illustrated abstract in the form of a single PDF including text and images (max 5mb).

• Contributions can be signed individually or collectively
• Contributors are welcome to submit more than one proposal in one or more formats.
• Please note that all proposals and final presentations should be in English.
• If selected, all contributors are responsible for covering the costs of sending their work in time for the exhibition and work alongside the producing team.
• If able to attend in person, please state your site of preference (EPFL, Switzerland; STDU, Singapore or HKU, Hong Kong).

• All submissions are to be sent to:  [email protected]

The deadline for submissions is October the 20th.

If selected, contributors might be assigned to a 15-min paper/project presentation session or a debate session to discuss their work. Or both. These might be done in person, by attending one of the conference’s sites, or remotely. The final format and topic of the sessions will be configured once we receive all submissions, so it is possible and desirable that participants will be grouped in thematically coherent yet interdisciplinary sessions.

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