Conference call for papers
FROM: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
TOPIC: Imagining the Future: Community Innovation and Social Resilience in Asia
Date: 23rd -25th February, 2016
What will the future city be like in the Asian context? Globalization has brought profound changes and uncertainties to Asian cities, and has led to the transformation of communities in terms of their physical, social, and cultural space. While some groups are beneficiaries of change, often specific communities are marginalized, due to such factors as ethnicity, gender, age, and family and religious status. In an era of change, cultural diversity and traditional capital, together with eminent vicissitudes are important resources and are critical in stimulating more creative energies. This conference seeks to ask: What are some of the new tensions as society integrates and/or diversifies? How do individual agency and community innovation contribute to a new urban existence? What are the institutional and cultural reservoirs that foster social resilience? Are there alternative modernities? This international conference provides an interdisciplinary forum on which scholars critically examine and imagine the future city together.
Conference subthemes include:
· Conservation and construction of heritages
· Dis/integrating neighbourhoods
· Public/private space and urban life Leisure, play, and recreation
· Media and cultural identities
· Art and social engagement
· Religions and rituals in an intercultural city
· Food and health as cultural resource
· Forms of migration and marginality
· Ethnicity and gender frameworks
· Youth/ageing communities as innovators
· Family and parenthoods
Other topics relevant to the theme of the conference but not included in the above list are also welcome.
Individual papers or panel proposals should be sent to email@example.com by 15 November 2016.
CONTACT: Mr. Alan Tse, Conference Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org