AESTHETIC ENERGY OF THE CITY

Informacja o cookies!

Nasza strona internetowa używa plików cookies (tzw. ciasteczka) w celach statystycznych, reklamowych oraz funkcjonalnych. Dzięki nim możemy indywidualnie dostosować stronę do Twoich potrzeb. Każdy może zaakceptować pliki cookies albo ma możliwość wyłączenia ich w przeglądarce, dzięki czemu nie będą zbierane żadne informacje

Przejdź do strony polityka prywatności

Godło narodowe
AESTHETIC ENERGY OF THE CITY

CALL FOR PAPERS

THE 5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “AESTHETIC ENERGY OF THE CITY”: STATIC AND DYNAMIC QUALITIES OF THE CITY

Welcome to the official website of the 5th AEC conference organized by
The University of Lodz  [Department of Ethics/Institute of Philosophy]
The University of Barcelona [
Polis Research Centre]
The Urban Forms Foundation


The Conference will be held at the Institute of Philosophy at the University of Lodz,
3/5 Lindleya Street, on 12th–14th September 2022. [Due to the developing Covid-19 pandemic, we are considering the possibility of conducting an entirely online conference. If it is possible, we are ready to organize both virtual and live sessions]

AIMS & TOPICS
The city is usually full of opposites. It is important especially now as we face the challenges of the Sustainable Development Goals (the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development) which will surely have an impact on the ways of “building a city”. In a living city, something always changes, but there are also elements that function permanently or relatively permanently. It seems that the oscillation between what is static and dynamic is an inherent feature of the city. The experience of this diversity or polarization manifests itself in various aspects, not only historical, but above all axiological. We differentiate and value what is:

  • sustainable /unsustainable
  • old / new
  • permanent / ephemeral
  • orderly / chaotic
  • planned / spontaneous
  • invasive / neutral
  • homogeneous and stylish / heterogeneous and syncretic
  • sudden / expected
  • useful / useless
  • visible during the day or at night
  • noticeable while moving or resting
  • assessed from the outside or inside (by tourists / residents).

The different qualities can be internalized as values and hierarchized in various ways. Dynamics can be understood not only positively, but also destructively, because even such an aspect may generate qualities considered as positive after some time. These aspects include both modernization and reconstruction, and on the other hand, ruins, expansion of natural forms. In spite of the obvious volatility, don’t we expect a balance between what is permanent and what is changeable? How much can one allow oneself to introduce changes or modifications (perhaps it is not always worth to protect everything)? What changes are more readily accepted: functional or visual? What changes are more advantageous to our cities?

ABSTRACTS
Please submit your abstract via email using attached AEC5-Registration-form. Abstracts will undergo a peer review for selection or rejection by the conference committee.
A printed publication of the Conference abstracts will be available at the Conference. Only the attending and registered delegates are going to be published. All abstracts (maximum of 400 words) must contain the title of the proposed paper, the name of the author, a brief cv including current affiliation and the contact information (institutional affiliation, mailing address and email address).

PRESENTATIONS
All accepted and registered delegates will be presenting their papers at the Conference.
Presentations will be organized in sessions or panels of no more than 4 papers presented for 20 min and all followed by a 30 minute debate.

FULL PAPERS
The publication of full papers will be prepared after the Conference and authors will be notified if their papers are selected for further publication. Depending on the subject, we offer printing selected, double-reviewed papers in magazines: “On the w @terfront” (University of Barcelona), “Acta Universitatis Lodziensis. Folia Philosophica. Ethica – Aesthetica – Practica” (University of Lodz). See our previous papers.
All attending delegates must proceed with Registration and fee payment in order to present their papers at the Conference.

download CFP AEC5 2022docx

AEC5 PROGRAMME

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

SPECIAL EVENTS

BOOK PROMOTIONS, GUIDED EXHIBITION, CITY TOUR WITH WORKSHOPS, UPCYCLING WORKSHOPS, VISITING CITY INSTITUTIONS

BOOK PROMOTION

TOWARDS CITIZEN PARTICIPATION EXPERIENCES, CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Hacia

COMMITTEE & PATRONAGE

ORGANISING COMMITTEE:

Wioletta Kazimierska-Jerzyk [Chair]
(Department of Ethics, Institute of Philosophy, University of Lodz)
Agnieszka Gralińska-Toborek [Conference Secretary: aestheticenergycity@uni.lodz.pl]
(Department of Painting and Sculpture History, Institute of Art History, University of Lodz)
Teresa Latuszewska-Syrda
(President of the Urban Forms Foundation)
Jowita Mróz
(The University of Lodz Doctoral School of Humanities)
Aleksandra Dudek
(The University of Lodz Doctoral School of Humanities/The Urban Forms Foundation)

SCIENTIFIC BOARD:

Marek Gensler (Institute of Philosophy, University of Lodz)
Agnieszka Rejniak-Majewska (Institute of Contemporary Culture, University of Lodz)
Antoni Remesar (Head of Polis Research Centre, University of Barcelona)
Zoltan Somhegyi (Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary, Budapest)
Aleksandra Sumorok (The Strzemiński Academy of Art, Lodz)
Krystyna Wilkoszewska (Department of Aesthetics, Jagiellonian University in Cracow; President of the Polish Society of Aesthetics)

HONORARY PATRONAGE:

Polish Society of Aesthetics/Polskie Towarzystwo Estetyczne
The Polish Philosophical Society/Polskie Towarzystwo Filozoficzne (Oddział w Łodzi)

IMPORTANT DATES

20th June 2022 – deadline for reception of abstracts (max. 400 words)
30th June 2022 – deadline for selection of abstracts and presenting delegates to register for the Conference
10th July 2022 – presentation of the framework programme
30th July 2022– deadline for paying fees
12th, 13th and 14th of September 2022 – the 5th International Conference “Aesthetic Energy of the City”: Static and Dynamic Qualities of the City”

10th September  2022 – deadline for submitting full papers (to publish a paper in On the W@terfront)

15th November  2022 – deadline for submitting full papers (to publish a paper in Folia Philosophica. Ethica – Aesthetica – Practica)

Contact: aestheticenergycity@uni.lodz.pl

REGISTRATION FORM

Please submit your abstract via email aestheticenergycity@uni.lodz.pl using attached AEC5-Registration-form which contains the following information clause and clause of consent

Information clause
1. Your personal data is administered by the University of Łódź (the Controller), with the headquarters in Łódź at 68 Narutowicza Street;
2. The Controller has appointed a data protection officer to supervise the correctness of personal data processing, who can be contacted at this e-mail address: iod@uni.lodz.pl;
3. Your personal data will be processed to organize The International Conference “Aesthetic Energy of the City”;
4. The basis for the processing of your personal data is the permission for data processing;
5. The provision of personal data is voluntary yet necessary for the achievement of the purposes for which they have been collected;
6. The personal data provided will not be made available to external entities, except for the cases provided for by law;
7. Your personal data will be stored for the duration of The International Conference “Aesthetic Energy of the City” and for preparing the publication;
8. You have the right of access your personal data, as well as, subject to legal provisions, the right to correct and delete data, limit their processing, transfer them, object to processing, and withdraw consent for processing at any given time;
9. You have the right to submit a complaint to the Inspector General for the Protection of Personal Data (Polish: Generalny Inspector Ochrony Danych Osobowych);
10. Your data will not be processed in an automated manner and will not be profiled.
Clause of consent
I hereby give consent for my personal data to be processed for the purposes of organising The International Conference “Aesthetic Energy of the City”. I am aware that providing personal data is voluntary, but necessary for the purposes for which it was collected, as well as that I have the right to access my data and correct it.

FEES & ACCOMODATION

FEES

due to the developing pandemic, we are considering the possibility of conducting an entirely online conference. If it is possible, we are ready to organize both virtual and live sessions. The fee does not include the cost of accommodation and meals.

The fee is 300 PLN (66 Euro) per person 

Deadline for paying fees is 30th July 2022

Please note that conference organizers do not cover any costs of money transfer.
Account Holder: Uniwersytet Łódzki
Account No (IBAN): PL 55 1240 6292 1111 0011 1589 9637
SWIFT Code: PKOPPLPW  
Payment details: AEC5 Conference, your name

The fee includes:
– conference materials (online version)
– publication of selected full papers: depending on the subject of the article, we offer printing selected, double-reviewed papers in magazines:

“On the w @terfront” (University of Barcelona) – the on-line interdisciplinary journal on urban regeneration, public space, urban design, public art  and civic participation

“Acta Universitatis Lodziensis.  Folia Philosophica.  Ethica – Aesthetica – Practica” (University of Lodz) – the on-line and paper interdisciplinary journal on philosophy, ethics, aesthetics, theory of art and culture studies

VENUE & TRAVELLING

VENUE: The 5th International AEC Conference is taking place in new building of the Faculty of Philosophy and History of the University of Lodz, 3/5 Lindleya Street

ACCESSING CONFERENCE VENUE:

  • From Łódź Airport: All clues on how to get to the conference venue from Łódź Airport by means of public transport can be found here.
  • Łódź Fabryczna Railway is located in the immediate vicinity of the conference.
  • All clues on how to get to the conference venue from Łódź Kaliska Railway/Bus Station by means of public transport can be found here
  • From Warsaw Chopin Airport: In order to get to the conference venue from Warsaw Chopin Airport, you need to
    1. Get from Warsaw Airport to Warsaw Central Railway Station. All clues on how to do that by means of public transport can be obtained from here.
    2. Get from Warsaw Central Railway Station to Łódź Kaliska Railway Station on train. Here you can find the train timetable (you need to type “Warszawa Centralna” as your departure location and “Łódź Kaliska” as your arrival location).
    3. Get from Łódź Kaliska Railway Station to the conference venue according to the clues given above.
  • From Warsaw Modlin Airport: In order to get to the conference venue from Warsaw Modlin Airport, you need to visit page (PSASSENGER GETTING TO THE AIRPORT).
  • From Warsaw Central Railway Station: In order to get to the conference venue from Warsaw Central Railway Station, you need to
    1. Get from Warsaw Central Railway Station to Łódź Kaliska Railway Station on train. Here you can find the train timetable (you need to type “Warszawa Centralna” as your departure location and “Łódź Kaliska” as your arrival location).
    2. Get from Łódź Kaliska Railway Station to the conference venue according to the clues given above.

General information about hotels in Łódź: Booking.com

PAST CONFERENCES

THE INTERDISCIPLINARY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AESTHETIC ENERGY OF THE CITY HAS BEEN ORGANIZED SINCE 2014:

  • The 1st International Conference “Aesthetic Energy of the City"; organizers: the University of Lodz [Department of Ethics, Institute of Philosophy] & Urban Forms Foundation; 25th– 27th September, Lodz (POLAND), the Training and Conference Centre University of Lodz
  • The 2nd International Conference “Aesthetic Energy of the City. Ideas – Forms – Places”; organizers: the University of Lodz [Department of Ethics, Institute of Philosophy], the Strzemiński Academy of Art & the Urban Forms Foundation, the Strzemiński Academy of Art, 121 Wojska Polskiego Street in Lodz, 22nd–24th September 2016
  • The 3rd International Conference “Aesthetic Energy of the City.  Urban Polarities”; organizers: the University of Lodz [Department of Ethics, Institute of Philosophy],  The University of Barcelona [Polis Research Centre], Urban Forms Foundation; he Institute of Philosophy at the University of Lodz, 3/5 Lindleya Street, 25th– 27th October 2018
  • The 4th International Conference “Aesthetic Energy of the City:  URBAN IMAGES”organizers:  organizers: the University of Lodz [Department of Ethics, Institute of Philosophy], The University of Barcelona [Polis Research Centre], Urban Forms Foundation; the Institute of Philosophy at the University of Lodz, 3/5 Lindleya Street, 9th–11th April 2021