Forthcoming

DCUN SEMINAR SERIES

– NEW URBAN EPISTEMOLOGIES & DIFFUSE URBANIZATION –

5th Session: « Diffusing urbanization and hybrid economic activities in the agricultural suburbs areas » –  Seminar

27 September 2018 (Venue: Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville (ENSA PB) 60, Boulevard de la Villette, 75019 Paris, FRANCE (Metro station ‘Belleville’ – Lines 11 / 2). Access map (link).
Time: @10:00 AM

On 27th September 2018, the Diffuse Cities & Urbanization Network (DCUN) organizes its 5th seminar of the series « New Urban Epistemologies & Diffuse Urbanization ». This session is entitled “Diffusing urbanization and hybrid economic activities in agricultural suburban areas”. It will focus on the development of hybrid activities in former rural peripheries.

In various geographical contexts, massive urbanization of former rural peripheries leads to the emergence of new economic activities that profoundly transform the traditional socio-spatial organization: farmers become land or real estate operators, develop agro-tourism activities for urban citizens or offer farm picking. The presentations proposed in this seminar explore the stakeholders who are initiating these hybridizations, what kind of new activities are developed, how these processes are transforming urban forms, and also raise the question of compatibility of these hybrid schemes with initial agricultural activities.

A first talk will be provided by Andrew Marton (Centre for Asia Pacific Initiatives – University of Victoria, Canada) who will deliver insights of his work on the hybrid spaces in the lower Yangzi Delta (China). A second guest, Gwenn Pulliat (CNRS – Lab Art-Dev – UMR 5281, France) will focus her presentation on the roles for farmlands in expanding cities based on various case studies in Vietnam and Thailand. A discussion among the participants will be held to conclude the seminar. 27th September 2018, the Diffuse Cities & Urbanization Network (DCUN) is organizing the fifth seminar of its « New Urban Epistemologies & Diffuse Urbanization » seminar series.

Please find the details and « pdf » announce of this seminar session by following this link

 

 


6th Session: « Wording Urban Diffusion » –  Workshop

21 November 2018 (Venue: Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville (ENSA PB) 60, Boulevard de la Villette, 75019 Paris, FRANCE (Metro station ‘Belleville’ – Lines 11 / 2). Access map (link).

 

DCUN’s sixth events will be organized on 21st November 2018 at the Paris Belleville Architecture School (Paris – France).

Co-organized by the Diffuse Cities & Urbanization research Network (DCUN) and the Research group “Vocabularies of architectural and urban design across time” (CNRS-AUSSER) this workshop aims to examine the lexicon related to the global phenomenon of the territorial diffusion of urbanization with the purpose of questioning the conceptual, disciplinary, and methodological frameworks that have oriented knowledge production on urbanization processes in different contexts and historical moments.

For the organization of this workshop, a « call for contribution » was distributed. Please find the details of this call by following these links (in English / French).