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Thinking and Researching Urban Futures amid a Pandemic – online seminar – November 18, 2020

November 18, 2020; 2-5PM (Lisbon time)

Online event: https://videoconf-colibri.zoom.us/j/81738186575

The Urban Transitions Hub of ICS-ULisboa and the AESOP Young Academics Network are happy to invite you to an online seminar in preparation of the Lisbon Early-Career Workshop in Urban Studies (postponed to 2021 because of the Covid-19 pandemic).

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A new project by Pedro Figueiredo Neto

OF STEEL AND (UN)STILLNESS
Of steel and (un)stillness is a collaborative project that explores routiers’ social, cultural and material worlds through ethnographic and artistic practices, namely visual and sound art. Continue reading “A new project by Pedro Figueiredo Neto”

Desassossego [disquiet]: reflecting on being academics during the Covid-19 pandemic

Another collective post by the UTH, published on the blog of AESOP YA: what it means to be (critical) scholars in times of pandemic?

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Guest authors: Urban Transitions Hub (UTH) (Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon)

Editor’s note: This post is an engaging contribution by the members of UTH, including the founder and former editor-in-chief of the YA blog. 

With this collective post, the Urban Transitions Hub wants to contribute to the debate about what it means to be a social scientist today, and what it might mean in the medium term. Perhaps aptly, we began this reflection on April Fools day (April 1st) during our first online meeting amid Covid-19 lockdown measures. We came together somewhat unsure of how and what to share between us, realising that ‘business as usual’ was not an option, and soon finding that we were searching for a space where we could discuss our collective desasossego (Fernando Pessoa’s disquiet) and unease triggered by the way the pandemic was affecting our…

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Pandemia e inquietação nas ciências sociais: Uma reflexão do Urban Transitions Hub, no Instituto de Ciências Sociais

The UTH colelctively published a post, in Portuguese, which is a collective reflection on the personal and collective impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on our personal and academic life.

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Os membros do Urban Transitions Hub pretendem contribuir para o debate sobre o que significa, e o que pode representar a médio prazo, ser um/a académico/a nas ciências sociais face à pandemia que enfrentamos nos dias de hoje. Este texto apresenta-se como um exercício contínuo de autorreflexão em tempos de Covid-19, o qual não pretende esgotar as nossas inquietações, mas sim começar a dar-lhes voz.

(NOVA) CRISE

Aparentemente, parece que estamos perante uma tempestade perfeita. Uma tempestade que gera inquietação, mas também sentimentos de confusão e luta. Para muitos/as de nós, esta crise representa uma aceleração de padrões sociais já existentes, assim como de tendências que são críticas há já muito tempo. Problemas e contradições das nossas sociedades têm vindo a acumular-se nas últimas décadas, e a pandemia parece oferecer-lhes um novo e dramático desenlace ao mesmo tempo que novos “monstros em ascensão”, como alguns…

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From our colleagues at Mistra Urban Futures, a new open access book on co-production of knowledge

Comparative Urban Research from Theory to Practice: Co-production for Sustainability, edited by David Simon, Henrietta Palmer and Jan Riise (Policy Press, Bristol, 25 March 2020). Order online at https://policy.bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/comparative-urban-research-from-theory-to-practice. Continue reading “From our colleagues at Mistra Urban Futures, a new open access book on co-production of knowledge”

Update and new deadline. The Lisbon Early-Career Workshop in Urban Studies

Due to disruptions caused by the global pandemics of Covid-19, we are constantly assessing the opportunity to mantain the Lisbon Early-Career Workshop in Urban Studies.

At this stage (26 March 2020), we have decided to wait for developments: the deadline for abstract submission has been extended to 15 April 2020 and a final decision will be taken in the forthcoming weeks – also considering the opportunity of rescheduling or convening the workshop through online means. Continue reading “Update and new deadline. The Lisbon Early-Career Workshop in Urban Studies”