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Wednesday Morning

… The first Keynote lecture

Ayo Mansaray, University of East London

Title: The right to the city and struggles for community
Wednesday, 29.06.2016   11:30 to 13:00
Jagiellonian University’s Auditorium Maximum on Krupnicza Street, 33

A few information before welcoming

Before welcoming…

We are now less than a day from the beginning of our conference. We would like to give you a few information before welcoming you to Kraków.

1. Registration opens tomorrow (29.06) morning at 9:00 in Institute of Sociology, Grodzka 52 Street, first floor. We encourage you to register before the first event of the conference (opening and first keynote lecture) to avoid queues later.

2. We are sending the conference programme once again. It is slightly different than the last one as we had to make a few late corrections. However, times and rooms of sessions and presentations in great majority of cases are the same. Limited number of printed copies of the programme will be available on request only, you are encouraged to use it on electronic devices.

3. Our rooms are equipped with PC computers (not Macs) and projectors. Please have a copy of your presentation ready on USB stick. Just in case, you should also have a PDF version of the presentation.

4. All presenters are asked to be in the room at least 5 minutes before the start of their sessions.

5. There are still places available in both Saturday workshop and Thursday morning jogging. Please register if you want to join.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Kraków.
All the best,

Social Programme

SOCIAL PROGRAMME

WEDNESDAY 29.06 (20:00)

Movie session “WARSAW FRANKENSTEIN” (Spółdzielnia OGNIWO, 28 Paulinska St) (96 min, English Subtitles, 2012) a documentary by Christiane Büchner.

We invite you to watch the film and enjoy the evening in the club Spółdzielnia OGNIWO (Cooperative ‘Ogniwo’) located in the Kazimierz quarter. We will meet at 19.30 (7.30 PM) at the main entrance of the Institute of Sociology, Grodzka 52 and have a group walk to the movie.

THURSDAY 30.06

 “Jogging Moving Cities” (7:30-8:15)

Do you like jogging? Bring your running gear to Krakow and get to know the city in a different way than tourists usually do. We propose a gentle jog around some of central Krakow’s most pleasant paths with other conference participants. Your guide and the group leader will be Ben Koschalka.

(more information on the first day of the conference).

 Garden Party & Concert: Trip to the East (18:00)

Institute of Sociology (in the yard), 52 Grodzka St

We have a pleasure to invite you to the Garden Party and the Concert of Christina Eshak and Wassim Ibrahim, Syrian musicians studying in Krakow. During the concert they will take us on a musical journey through Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt to finally reach the distant Andalusia, showing the richness of Arab sounds and the diversity of the Middle Eastern culture.

SATURDAY 2.07

9:30-12:30 – The workshop “Future on my Mind – Communication and Participation in the Local Community

(Institute of Sociology, 52 Grodzka St)

If you plan to stay in Krakow for the weekend, you can take part in the workshop “Future on my Mind – Communication and Participation in the Local Community” on Saturday, 2nd July (morning). The workshop call is available on the page http://goo.gl/forms/aRZvZFL9Ts (on-line registration – first-come, first-served rule applies). Please note that the number of places is only 15.

Saskia Sassen’s keynote speech

 

Saskia Sassen’s lecture will take place in Jagiellonian University’s Auditorium Maximum (Krupnicza 33, Kraków) on Thursday afternoon, 1400-15:30.

Auditorium

Expulsions: Beyond Inequality.

Saskia Sassen
Columbia University
www.saskiasassen.com

Thursday, 14:00-15:30 in

At some point in the evolution of extreme negative conditions, the familiar explanations fail. Today, the language of more inequality, more poverty, more imprisonment, more environmental destruction, and on, is insufficient to mark the proliferation of extremely acute versions of old and new conditions.

In Expulsions I examine a broad range of familiar processes that have reached this point. The focus is on systemic edges – not to be confused with the more familiar concept of interstate borders. Systemic edges can emerge deep inside a nation-state, an economy, a society, a city. I conceive of these systemic edges as the point in sometimes long trajectories, when condition x becomes invisible because it has been expelled from our statistical analyses, theoretical framings, societal understanding of a condition, etc. This invisibility can attach to very material conditions –dead land, 30 million people expelled from their homes via financial instruments….we can only vaguely imagine these conditions: in their full materiality they are invisible.

WARSAW FRANKENSTEIN
a documentary by Christiane Büchner

film

The film follows the German artist Boris Sieverts through the city of Warsaw. His art consists of guided city tours that are directed to the inhabitants of the cities. In his work Boris Sieverts 14 extrapolates characteristics of architecture to the scale of a whole city. What is a certain space meant to be and how is it used in reality? How do the inhabitants enrol in the city space? What kind of atmosphere prevails at a place? What does it contribute emotionally to the life in the city? What is changing? His gaze is an unprejudiced taking of an inventory. All the elements of a city are equally important for the social life in it.

But what is even more exciting is the artistry with which Boris understands to guide this point of view during his tours. As if he had arranged the whole city space for his own purposes instead of artfully creating ways through them: Here a narrow alleyway, and behind the large vastness.

Climbing above the fence instead of taking the road. Getting lost, confiding in something, enjoy. As a fellow traveller you feel like in an exciting movie. As a filmmaker I wanted to watch the artist during his work. A rare case where this is possible, since Boris Sieverts makes the process of thinking visible in space – right or left? – it is always a decision between routes. Boris, who never before did any research in a former socialist city and I, who had shot almost all my films about postsocialist topics. Warsaw was a surprise for both of us. The Palace of Culture and Science, the former ghetto, war and reconstruction. Yes. But also a selfconfident openness, traversing spaces, beauty and vitality.

We would contribute a screening of the film to reveal Boris Sieverts method. Additional he would held one of his googleearthlectures where he will give an in depth analysis of certain areas in Warsaw.
Links:
www.2pilots.de (Producer)
More films by Christiane Büchner under: www.buechnerfilm.de

Do you like jogging?

Do you like jogging? Bring your running gear to Krakow and get to know the city in a different way than tourists usually do. We propose a gentle jog around some of central Krakow’s most pleasant paths with other conference participants. Your guide and the group leader will be Ben Koschalka.

Date (suggested): Thursday, 30 June 2016   Time: 07:30 – 08:15 (more information in June).
This Sunday Ben will run his first marathon, raising money for Polish Humanitarian Action. We’re keeping our fingers crossed for him! You can sponsor him here.

 

 

 

About the location

The conference will be held at the Institute of Sociology of the Jagiellonian University located in the Old City Centre of Kraków. For more details on the venue and how to get there, please visit our blog!

You can find the most importan places in our MAP: Venues, transportation and accomodation places.

Booking until March, 8th

BOOKING until March, 8th

Krakow is a touristic city so you should plan your trip as soon as possible if you want to get accommodation for a reasonable price. A number of rooms in the hotels Nawojka and Żaczek are pre-booked for the conference participants but the reservation is available only until MARCH, 8TH. If you wish to book a room please use the on-line reservation service or e-mail (nawojka@hotelestudenckie.pl or zaczek@hotelestudenckie.pl) and add the “ESA RN37” in the name box (after the name) or in the title/in the text of the message. You can see the preliminary programme as well, so you can plan your trip. Hope to meet you in Krakow!

Krakow
PHOTO: Krakow, author: Kamila Zarembeska

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

 

WENDESDAY, 29.06

THURSDAY, 30.06

FRIDAY, 01.07

9.30 – 11.00

 

Key note speech

Key note speech

11.00 – 11.30

Opening

Coffee break

Coffee break

11.30 – 13.00

Opening Key note speech

Sessions 3

Sessions 5

13.00 – 14.30

Lunch break

Lunch break

Lunch break

14.30 – 16.00

Sessions 1

Key note speech

Sessions 6

16.00 – 16.30

Coffee break

Coffee break 4

Coffee break

16.30 – 18.00

Sessions 2

Sessions 4

Sessions 7

 

Accommodation: remember

Availability of Accommodation:

The reservation must be made by the end of February 2016.

BOOKING:

If you wish to book a room please use the on-line reservation service or e-mail (nawojka@hotelestudenckie.pl or zaczek@hotelestudenckie.pl) and add the “ESA RN37” in the name box (after the name) or in the title/in the text of the message.

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