City: Everydayness, Identity, Aesthetics

E-Mail Adresse für Einreichungen: k.demerza@gmail.com
Deadline: 15.09.2022
Call-Bezeichnung: Call for Papers
Ort: Potsdam
Datum: 28.10.2022
Uhrzeit: 09:00 Uhr
Ende: 29.10.2022 20:00
Veranstaltende Institution: Institut für Philosophie, Universität Potsdam

City: Everydayness, Identity, Aesthetics

28-29 October 2022

University of Potsdam and online

Call for abstracts

At this conference, we will discuss and outline the phenomenon of the city from a variety of standpoints. The city is anchored in numerous disciplines including geography, sociology, and cultural studies. Philosophical and anthropological methods are able to open up a specific view of urban constellations and social structures, but the possibilities for philosophical-anthropological urban investigations have so far remained undeveloped or attracted less attention. Due to the numerous phenomena and events in the city and the various philosophical approaches that can describe or investigate them, it is also complicated to find a common denominator for such investigations. We organize this conference with an aim to generate a more systematic discussion of the city with its specific levels and involved parties.

The main goal is: To collect thoughts and views on three levels of urban development and to reformulate the questions that arise there. The three levels from which we will study the city at the conference are:

? Everydayness: Daily events of human life in the city, the possibilities of their investigations, and their heuristic potential. Urban hermeneutics of everyday life.

? Identity: The way in which one identifies with a specific city and feels at home. What is it like to live in the city and feel at home? Is there a specific memory of the city? How does urban

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