Philosophy of the City Annual Conference 2022

October 20, 2022 - October 22, 2022
Labont & Philosophy of the City Research Group, University of Turin


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Aalto University
University of Twente

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Philosophy of the City Research Group in collaboration with LABONT – Center for Ontology of the University of Turin is inviting proposals for presentations to the Philosophy of the City Annual Conference 2022. 

Research questions and areas that exemplify a particularly philosophical interest in cities have emerged within the recent decade, showing how philosophers and philosophically inclined interdisciplinary scholars can uniquely contribute to an understanding of the city. For this conference, we welcome all submissions aiming to understand the ontology of the city, the city as a concept, any of the ethical, aesthetic, or environmental dimensions of cities or urban life. 

Research Strands

1. The future of the city

2. Ontology and epistemology of the city

3. Identity of the city

4. Urban aesthetics 

5. The city as a transgenerational vehicle

6. The city of gender

7. The city and the cinema

8. Psychology and city

9. The inclusive city

10. Green and sustainable city

11. The borders, the frontiers, the walls and the city

12. The city of animals

13. City, healthcare and pandemic

14. Technology and the city

Submission of Abstracts 

Send abstract (350 words, prepared for anonymous review) via EasyChair by 15 May, 2021. Inquiries to Dr. Sanna Lehtinen, [email protected]


15 May: Deadline for submitting abstracts

10 June: Notification of accepted papers, registration opens

30 September: Registration closes

Registration fees

150 EUR regular/100 EUR for PhD candidates 

Conference dinner (Friday) paid separately

Organizing Committee

Nicola Siddi, Labont, University of Turin

Gioia Arapi, Labont, University of Turin

Sanna Lehtinen, Aalto University

Michael Nagenborg, University of Twente

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