CFP: Online conference "Philosophy of the City Now: Around the World in 24 Hours"

Submission deadline: March 15, 2021

Conference date(s):
May 16, 2021 - May 18, 2021

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Conference Venue:

Philosophy of the City Research Group
Gisborne, New Zealand


The conference will take place fully online on May 17, 2021, UTC 00:00–23:59. While only the  most dedicated might be willing to join us for 24 hours, we hope that everybody will have a  chance to participate in the event for a while in accordance with your local time zone. In  addition, we would like to facilitate collaboration in our global community by organizing the  event in a jointly manner. Since this event is organized by time zones, it means that  Johannesburg and Amsterdam will share the same conference time. Also, we aim to create  overlap in the time zones in this program so that it will cross continents, so for instance London  and New York will share a session.  

We will have one main video stream with lectures and panel discussion, which will form the  center stage and the backbone of the event. We will leave it to our co-hosts to add additional  (hybrid) elements to the event. 

Theme and scope 

We especially invite scholars to reflect on the role of the city in the current pandemic and how  our relationships to cities may change in a Post-COVID situation. This may include but is  certainly not limited to topics such as urban resilience, architecture and public health, and  sustainable development in time of crisis. 

But the conference will also be open to non-Covid related research. We particularly encourage  submissions from graduate students and early-career researchers. 

Presentations should be approx. 20 minutes long. Q&A will be enabled via chat function or  according to the moderator’s instructions. By default, all presentations should be in English, but we are open for variations.

We provide you with: 

- An opportunity to meet Philosophers of the City around the globe 

- A platform to present your recent research 

- Discuss and communicate ideas relating to the Covid-19 pandemic in an online setting  

Submit your anonymized abstract of max. 300 words (docx, otd, or pdf format) by March 15, 2021 via EasyChair: 

Please include 5 keywords and add your preferred time zone of presentation at the beginning  of the abstract. We will ask you about your career stage in the registration form. If you self identify as junior researcher, we might be able to provide you with more extensive feedback on  your submission. 


- Deadline for abstracts: March 15, 2021 

- Decisions: April 1, 2021 

- Confirmation of participation: April 15, 2021 

- Release of the schedule: 30 April, 2021 

Collaborators and hosts 

We are also looking for local hosts, who take care of the event in their local time-zone by 

- Reaching out to scholars in their region, 

- Acting as moderators while the event is in their time-zone, 

- Supporting us in the review process, and 

- Help us in setting up a suitable infrastructure. 

Local hosts should be willing to chair and facilitate the meeting for 4-8 hours in their own time  zone and run a Zoom meeting (as a backup for the global stream). If you are interested in  serving as a local host or have questions about how to approach being a local host, you can also  send us questions. We will support you in this endeavor. 

Contact for local hosts: [email protected]

Organization Committee: 

Michael Nagenborg, University of Twente 

Sanna Lehtinen, Aalto University 

Alexandria K. Poole, University of Twente 

Local hosts: 

Shane Epting, Missouri University of Science and Technology 

Ronald R. Sundstrom, University of San Francisco 

Remmon Barbaza, Ateneo de Manila University

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