C-MUS 2016 Conference: Call for Abstracts now open

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Ole B. Jensen

Apr 25, 2016, 3:10:34 AM4/25/16
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Dear Pan-American Mobilities Network Colleagues,


The call for abstracts and conference web site for the 2016 C-MUS conference on ‘Material Mobilities’ is now open. Hope to see some of you in Aalborg in November … and please circulate in your networks.


Kind regards

Ole B. Jensen




C-MUS Conference,aalborg university, november 29-30 2016

During the last decade of research affiliated to the ‘new mobilities turn’ the societal repercussions of intensive mobilities has been in focus. The ‘turn’ has documented the social, environmental, economic, and cultural effects of the contemporary patterns of movement of people, vehicles, goods, data and information. In parallel with this work new ideas and concepts about the human/non-human and the ‘material dimension’ of the social world has surfaced within a wide array of fields such as philosophy, anthropology, and cultural studies. The ‘turn to the material’ opens up a new set of research questions related to how artefacts and technologies facilitating and affording mobilities are being designed, constructed, and instituted? The new material interest furthermore point at new ways of comprehending the political and the power-dimensions of mobilities and infrastructural landscapes. The turn to the material furthermore problematizes the Modern binary distinctions between humans and non-humans, subjects and objects, culture and nature. The 2016 C-MUS conference has this intellectual shift as its focus and asks how the new turn towards the material may effect insights within the mobilities turn research communities? The conference shed light on this emerging research agenda by reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of the hosting center and is an open invitation to mobilities scholars across the humanities, the social sciences and the technical sciences. Furthermore, we invite informed and reflective practitioners as for example civil servants and policy- and strategy-makers as well as we include the arts and the artistic communities from performance arts over architecture and design to media and technology.

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Albena Yaneva, University of Manchester, UK

Prof. Monika Büscher, Lancaster University, UK

Prof. Ole B. Jensen, Aalborg University, DK

Call for abstracts is now open and more conference information is to be found at the Conference Web Site:  http://www.c-mus.aau.dk/conference


Kind regards

The C-MUS 2016 Conference Organizing Team





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Ole B. Jensen

Professor of Urban Theory | Dr.Techn. (Mobilities) | PhD (Planning) | Cand. Scient. Soc. (Bachelor in Political Science and Master in Sociology)


Deputy Director & Board Member Centre for Mobilities and Urban Studies (C-MUS): http://www.c-mus.aau.dk

Director of the Research Cluster for Mobility and Tracking Technologies (MoTT): http://www.create.aau.dk/MOTT/

PhD Program Coordnator at the Media, Architecture and Design Doctoral Program

Board Member Center for Strategisk Byforskning (CSB): http://www.byforskning.dk

Research Group for Urban Design, MSc. Urban Design Program, AAU: http://urbandesigner.dk

Homepage: http://personprofil.aau.dk/Profil/104214

Academia: http://aalborg.academia.edu/OleBJensen/About

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Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology

Aalborg University 

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