CFP| Augmented Cities – extended Deadline

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Dear colleagues, 

the submission deadline for our conference “Augmented cities – where did
the night go” in April2021 at Humboldt University has been extended.

The new Deadline for abstracts is 17. February 2021.

I would be grateful if you circulate the call below in your institutes
and networks.  

In case of any questions do get in touch. 

Thank you! 

Best wishes

Laura-Solmaz Litschel

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> *Berlin conference, /Augmented Cities – Where did the night go?/*
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> *21-23 April 2021*
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> *Night spaces: migration, culture and integration in Europe (NITE)*
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> *CALL****FOR****PROPOSALS*
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> *The Berlin Institute for Migration and Integration Studies**and the
> Institute for European Ethnology at Humboldt University *invitepaper
> proposalsfor our upcoming conference /Augmented Cities – Where did the
> night go? /The conference focuses on technology, labour and the
> transformation of the urban night in digital times.
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> New technologies and business models are increasingly blurring binary
> frontiers between day-time and night-time.Digital technology
> fundamentally transforms the city and thus our urban public space. It
> also enables a fundamental transformation of the urban night through
> the expansion of technological infrastructures and the growing
> ubiquity of platform-based services. As a result, we are living with
> highly networked infrastructures, in augmented cities. In many urban
> centres throughout Europe, this transition entails dramatic
> implications for the convergence of digital infrastructures with
> physical space and temporal adaptations.
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> The ongoing extension of daytime activities into the urban night and
> the 24/7 city, have been widely discussed. Well-known drivers of this
> extension of the day into the night are to be found in the
> flexibilization of working hours, outsourcing across time zones, and
> the expansion of street lighting, night traffic, nightlife, and, of
> course, the service sector. The effects of the internet and the use of
> numerous terminal devices for urban nightlife are proving to be
> disruptive. Here, understanding the ‘digital shift’ is of vital
> importance if we want to understand the blurring between day and night.
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> Cities are becoming brighter and brighter thanks to computer-aided LED
> lighting systems. ICT-Service labour is often outsourced across the
> globe, which is leading to a re-territorialization of temporalities
> and global inequalities of labour and time.Concrete digital
> infrastructures enable workers to extend their work activities into
> the night-time urban space. At the same time, platforms are emerging
> that expand consumption possibilities at night and people increasingly
> ask for services that other people have to work for at night. Thus, a
> new spatial configuration of the usage of the night is emerging.Online
> platforms react to the progressive flexibilization of work. They close
> gaps in supply, as they make the most diverse basic human needs
> conveniently accessible 24/7, organized with the help of algorithms.
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> In depicting these transformations driven by digital media it is often
> overlooked that this is not a technologically determined, purely
> machine-driven process. Rather, the maintenance of these
> infrastructures requires constant human labour. These technologically
> augmented cities, often referred to as “smart cities”, create huge
> demand for labour, which also shapes the city at night. Migrant
> workers are often the backbone of this digitalized infrastructure. In
> tribute to one of the pioneers of Hip-Hop culture, Gil-Scot Heron, and
> his outstanding song, we would like to reiterate the question “Where
> did the night go?” under conditions of digital and pandemic times. In
> our conference, we aim to bring perspectives on technology, labour and
> urban space in dialogue with considerations on the loss of the night
> and the conditions of migrant labour, as the often “obscured side” of
> our new bright city nights.
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> /Augmented Cities – Where did the night go? /is the secondconference
> linkedtoathree-yeartransdisciplinaryresearchprojectexploringnocturnal
> publicsineightcitiesintheNetherlands, Ireland, UK, Germany,
> DenmarkandPortugal. The conference will take place from 21^th – 23^rd
> April 2021 at Humboldt University in Berlin. For now, we assume that
> most of the lectures will be held online, due to Coronavirus restrictions.
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> In order to accommodate the maximum number of presenters,
> presentationsshouldbekepttomaximumof 20 minutes.
> ProposalswillbereviewedbytheNITEresearchteam.
> Proposalsrelatedtocitiesinthecountriesnamedabovewillbeprioritized.
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> This event aims to be a platform for sharing ongoing or recent
> research, in order to open a critical and interdisciplinary debate,
> and boost networking, bringing together academia and society.
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> Themes might include, but are not limited to:
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> ·  Urban development and the 24h city
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> ·  Platform labour and digital night workers
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> ·  Light pollution, expansion of digital nocturnal infrastructures
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> ·  Sleep patterns and use of technology (measured sleep, sleep tracking)
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> ·  Global inequalities of time / space
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> ·Transformations of nocturnal spaces through digitalization
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> ·Nocturnal use of Social Media
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> ·Cultural expressions and narratives of the night/24h city
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> ·Digital extensions of night-time venues
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> We invite /paper/ and /poster/ submissions, and other formats (e.g.
> art practice and documentation, graphic and design practice).
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> *SUBMISSION *
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> Proposed papers should include:
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> * – abstract (max. 300 words)
> * – full address und e-mail address
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> The abstract of the suggested paper should contain a separate
> paragraph explaining how and (if applicable) to which element(s) or
> question(s) of the Call for Papers the submitted paper refers.
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> Proposals to be addressed to *Manuela Bojadžijev* and *Laura-Solmaz
> Litschel*: 
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> augmented-cities@mailbox.org <mailto:augmented-cities@mailbox.org>and
> _laura-solmaz.litschel@hu-berlin.de_
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> *            **TIME SCHEDULE *
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> Submission of proposals: by *17. February 2021 *
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> Notification of acceptance: *01. March 2021*
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> *PREPARATORY GROUP *
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> */Manuela Bojadžijev, /*Humboldt University Berlin
> */Laura-Solmaz Litschel, /*Humboldt University Berlin
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> */Jola Zych/*/, TU Berlin/
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>             _Further information:_  www.nightspace.net/
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