CFP: Temporalities of Urban Natures: imaginaries, narratives, and practices - Deadline 15 June

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Temporalities of Urban Natures: imaginaries, narratives, and practices

Workshop Series 2021-2022


Organisers: Dr. Lucilla Barchetta (Università Iuav di Venezia) & Dr. Mathilda Rosengren (Malmö Universitet)


Keynote speakers: Assistant Professor Bianca Maria Rinaldi (Politecnico di Torino); Assistant Professor Henriette Steiner (Københavns Universitet); Assistant Professor Sandra Jasper (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)


Call for Papers:

Finding viable avenues for multispecies coexistence is becoming a defining feature in the Anthropocene. Only in the past year, the concurrent emergencies of climate change and SARSCov2 have thrown into light the intimate relations between human-shaped environments and the disastrous deterioration of formerly thriving ecosystems. Consequently, more-than-human appropriations of urban space illuminate complex challenges, but also potential solutions, to a sustainable co-existing in the Anthropocene city.


Through three overlapping thematic interrogations (narratives, imaginaries, and practices), this workshop series seeks to explore how different temporal entanglements structure, affect, and co-produce urban landscapes, and by extension the Anthropocene city.


We invite urban nature scholars from the social sciences, the humanities, as well as scholars with expertise in the fields of arts and architecture – with a regional focus of Northern Italy, the Öresund region, or Eastern Germany – to reflect on the temporalities of urban nature over three connected workshops in Venice (Università Iuav di Venezia), Malmö (Malmö Universitet), and Berlin (Georg-Simmel-Center for Metropolitan Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) respectively.


Each workshop will be run through a hybrid format (in person and online) to accommodate for potential travel and gathering restrictions caused by the pandemic. In the spirit of building constructive conversations around the thematic of the series, we strongly encourage all our presenters to join for the two other workshops when possible (online or in person).


Please send a paper abstract (300 words maximum plus 3 keywords) and a short bio (100 words maximum) to, by the 15 June 2021, stating which workshop you wish to present at (Venice, Malmö, or Berlin) and if you will be able to attend all three workshops (in person or online).


For the full CfP and workshop thematic and structure visit our website:


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The workshop series is kindly supported by a Seminar Series Award from the Urban Studies Foundation.


Key dates:

Abstract deadline: 15 June 2021

Notifications of abstract proposals: 2 July 2021

1st workshop: Venice - 23-24 September 2021

2nd workshop: Malmö - 25-26 March 2022

3rd workshop: Berlin - 24-25 June 2022