Deadline 30 Oct 2017

“MIGRANCY. People movements and placemaking” – Number I, 2017

This number of Contesti proposes to discuss the spatial effects of population movements within the larger theme of mobility in general, and the consequences on the design of urban and regional policies. Migrancy and placemaking, population movements and spatial consequences, both in the countries of origin and in the many places of arrival, will be considered.

Due to many requests, we’re pleased to announce that:

the abstract submission deadline has been extended until AUGUST 31th 2017

the paper submission deadline has been extended until OCTOBER 30th 2017

Scientific literature and on-field research have attempted to define, foresee and govern the phenomenon, also through new definitions and analytic categories, in order to include all its various aspects: migrancy, dislocation, displacement, expulsion, unsettlement. Interpretations are equally differentiated: from a vision of migrations as a violent and cruel consequence of global neo-liberalism to an exaltation of migration as a subversive practice and of the migrant as a new revolutionary subject, to quote two diametrically opposed views. This number of Contesti proposes to discuss the spatial effects of population movements within the larger theme of mobility in general, and the consequences on the design of urban and regional policies. Migrancy and placemaking, population movements and spatial consequences, both in the countries of origin and in the many places of arrival, will be considered. The journal will include articles on this topic regarding theoretical research and conceptual development, on-field experiences and case studies, governance and policy-making guidelines at both regional and local scales, as well as research concerning grass-root projects and initiatives.

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