CFP: Cities as Community Spaces

*Cities as Community Spaces*

*23^rd -25^th November 2016*

*Valletta, Malta*

The Valletta 2018 Foundation, responsible for the implementation of the
European Capital of Culture (ECoC) title in Valletta in 2018 will be
holding its Third International Conference on Cultural Relations in
Europe & the Mediterranean.

This conference, titled /Cities as Community Spaces/, seeks to explore
the social dynamics through which space – public, private and virtual–
within a city serves as a site of discourse, contestation, and critical
reflection within and between communities with a particular reference to
the Euro-Mediterranean context and Valletta as European Capital of
Culture in 2018.

The conference is centred on five main thematic areas:

1. Community Driven Spaces
 2. Community Contested Spaces
 3. Developing Creative Spaces
 4. City Space as an Empowerment Tool
 5. Online Community Spaces

The Valletta 2018 Foundation is inviting contributions from academics,
researchers, artists and practitioners related to any of these themes.
The range of papers may cover theoretical and methodological
perspectives, practical examples and artistic interpretations of the
issues and challenges faced in cities by communities.

Applicants are invited to submit a proposal (abstract) of not more than
250 words by*no later than**Friday 18^th ****March 2016
**to****research@valletta2018.org* <mailto:research@valletta2018.org>.

More information, including the full call for papers document is
available at the conference website (http://conference.valletta2018.org)
or by contacting the Valletta 2018 Foundation at
*research@valletta2018.org*
<mailto:research@valletta2018.org?subject=Cities%20as%20Community%20Spaces>or 
(+356) 2124 2018.

*Neville Borg**
**Research Officer*