**EDIT: New Dates** Vol. 1 no. 1. Call for Papers: From Temporary to Cosmopolitan Citizenship: Culture, Public Space, Conflicts and Alternative Living Forms
The European Journal of Creative Practices in Cities and Landscapes, Vol. 1 no. 1.
Edited by Andrea Borsari, Vando Borghi and Gregor Fitzi
Call for Papers
From Temporary to Cosmopolitan Citizenship: Culture, Public Space, Conflicts and Alternative Living Forms
**EDIT: Deadline postponed**
CPCL Issue 1 explores the concept of cosmopolitan citizenship, understood as the recognition of the active participation of temporary city dwellers in the social, cultural and political community.
Public spaces in European Cities are increasingly crossed by various subjects commonly characterized by what can be defined as a temporary, living condition.
Migrants, refugees, students, seasonal, domestic or precarious workers, homeless individuals, tourists, city-users, commuters, peddlers and teenagers at once enrich and violate the consolidated historical balance of urban spaces and their life with new cultures, unexpected practices and different ways to experience and transform public space.
Culture plays a pragmatic role in these processes. Rather than a repository of past values to be preserved from external contaminations, culture can instead become a capacity projected towards the future. Through culture public space can also become the locus for unexpected conflicts and encounter, political clashes and alliances, social turmoil and innovation.
While public spaces play a primary role for consolidating and developing a culture of integration in Europe, the contribution of temporary forms of urban life is still not acknowledged in terms of civil rights and democratic duties. Citizenship is still understood as a formal and legal status whose access is bureaucratically restricted and politically negated.
A cosmopolitan approach to citizenship, instead, means reinterpreting democratic rights and duties through an open process of negotiation among different subjects, political voices and institutions.
The first issue of CPCL has the ambition to explore the ways in which public spaces embody cosmopolitan cultural approaches which can lead to a definition of temporary citizenship.
Contributions will explore the following topics:
The urban phenomenology of temporary citizenship. What relationships between temporary citizens and public spaces can be observed? What are the most destructive and the most constructive contributions temporary citizens offer the community through their practices in public spaces?
The conflict dynamics of temporary citizenship. Which interaction and conflict forms develop between full citizens and newcomers with partial access to citizenship rights? Which are the paths that allow to progress from the status of a dweller without rights to an accepted fellow citizen? Is there a way to establish a typology of the different citizenship status that compete for recognition in urban spaces?
Cross-cultural and trans-historical representations, narratives and perceptions of public spaces. How does the encounter of historical patterns and new experiences manifest in public spaces? How do temporary city dwellers see public space or affect the aesthetic experience of cultural heritage? What are the new forms of art emerging from displaced communities?
Technologies for a cosmopolitan democracy. How do digital technologies (ICT, augmented reality, etc.) interact with social, civic and cultural meaning of public spaces? Are digital technologies instruments for control and value extraction, or can they be used to promote democracy and inclusion of temporary citizens?
Public spaces as situated devices of cosmopolitanism. How can public spaces enable temporary users to constitute themselves as citizens? How do culture and the aesthetics of public spaces include or reject temporary citizens in experiencing and practicing a cosmopolitan approach to citizenship?
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CPCL Issue 1 timeline
15 Jul 1 Sep end of submissions
31 Jul 15 Sep acceptance notice and start of peer-review process
30 Sep 30 Oct end of peer review process and start of copy editing
30 Oct 30 Nov end copy editing and proofreading
01 Nov 01 Dec start of article publications
20 Dec full issue closed
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