Final program: Conflicts in the City Congress. Reflections on urban unrest


Wednesday 2nd April

9:00-9:30h Registration

9:30-9:45h Welcome address: Antonio Ariño, Vice-chancellor of the University of Valencia;  Joan Noguera, IIDL Director and Josep Sorribes and Luis del Romero, SiCC.

9:45-10:30h Enrico Gualini, TU Berlin: Reflections on protest and planning

10:30-10:45 Coffee Break

10:45-12:00 Keynote 1: Michael Janoschka, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid: Theoretical and methodological challenges for the research of contentious urban politics

12:00-14:00 Keynote 1 Papers: Conflict research theories and methodologies

12:00-12:15 Samuel Mössner, Freiburg University:  Bringing the political inside of democracy: protest movements cannot save the world alone

12:15-12:30 Sebastián Ibarra González, University of Amsterdam: The re-politicization of the city: the neoliberal urbanization as a mechanism of politicization and depoliticization of collective action. A comparative analysis of the cases of Chile and Spain.

12:30-12:45 Frank Othengrafen,  Leibniz Universität Hannover: The scope of predictable surprises in spatial planning: public protests as the consequence of wicked and polyrational planning issues.

12:45-13:00 Ismael Yrigoy, Universitat de les Illes Balears: Capital overaccumulation, devaluation and social conflicts: the roots of urban dynamics through marxist theory.

13:00-13:15 Helena Cruz and Liliana Solé, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona: Territorial conflicts in Catalonia: an overview of its evolution (2003-2013).

13:15-13:30 Nicolas Phelps, Amparo Tarazona and Sonia Roitman, University College London:

The suburban question: grassroots politics and place making in Spanish suburbs.

13:30-14:00 debate

14:00-16:00 Lunch

16:00-17:15 Keynote 2: Luis del Romero, University of Valencia: Urban unrest and new social movements: lessons from Spain

17:15-17:45 Coffee Break

17:45-19:45  Keynote 2 papers: Strategies, actors and new social movements

17:45-18:00 Miray Bas Yildirim and  Simge Ozdal Oktay, Gebze Institute of Technology:   Reading the concept of self organization through Gezi Park

18:00-18:15 Margarida Queirós, Anna Ludovici, Pedro Quintela, Ana Rita Roque and Nuno Vitoriano, Universidade de Lisboa: Urban social movements and new protest strategies: searching for alternative spaces?                                           

18:15-18:30 Anna Subirats, European University Institute of Florence: Urban Social Movements in the new scenario of urban transformation

18:30-18:45 Nicholas Framont, Paris-Sorbonne University: Urban mobilizations feed of social criticism: the justification of the agents involved against urban renewal in the 20th arrondissement of Paris in the 90s

18:45-19:00 José Mansilla López, Universitat de Barcelona: Destapiem nosaltres. The Social Assembly of Poblenou and the social reproduction in a

neoliberal city

19:00-19:15 Cristina Braschi, Université Catholique de Louvaine : Cultural centres as mediators of local conflicts

19:15-19:45 Debate

19:45 Valencia old town excursion: a city of conflicts

Thursday 3rd April

9:00-10:15 Keynote 3:  Catherine Trudelle, University of Quebec in Montreal (Canada) and Mathieu Pelletier, INRS, Montreal: Spatio-temporal and multi-scalar analysis of urban conflicts: the case of Montreal

10:15-10:45 Coffee Break

10: 45-12:45 Keynote 3 papers: Contesting urban planning and projects

10:45-11:00  Claire Duvernet: Hafencity University Hamburg: Conflicts on big infrastructure projects and planning cultures: Reflections from French-German comparative perspective.

11:00-11:15 Laura Lara and Luis del Romero: University of Valencia: The dark side of a trendy suburb: gentrification, dispossession and festivalization in Russafa (Valencia)

11:15-11:30 Juan Miguel Rafet Soriano, UNED; Ignasi Cervera Arbona, Universitat Miguel Hernández; María Josep Ripoll Berenguer, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and José Vicente Sánchez Cabrera, University of Valencia: Four decades of territorial conflicts and citizen mobilizations in Marina Alta (Alicante)

11:30-11:45 Claire Colomb and Johannes Novy, University College London: Tourists, out! Neighbourhood conflicts and the ‘politicization from below’ of urban tourism in Barcelona and Berlin

11:45-12:00 Alessandra Olivi, University of Seville: Resisting Urban Redevelopment in Valparaiso, Chile.

12:00-12:15 Sonia Sales Berenguer and Víctor Pons Cuevas, University of Valencia: The urban conflict as an answer to the Hospital de la Fe management: from Campanar to Mailla (Valencia)

12:15-12:45 Debate

12:45- 13:30 Walter Nicholls, University of Amsterdam: Urban social movements in Europe

13:30-15:30 Lunch

15:30-16:30 Protest through art and media

Revista Bostezo

Desayuno con viandantes

16:30-17:00 Coffee Break

17:00-19:00 Round table: The “Salvem” movements and the geography of conflicts in Valencia (Spanish)

Josep Sorribes, University of Valencia

Antonio Ariño, Vice-rector of Culture, University of Valencia

David Estal, Architect

19:00-19:30 Final remarks

21:00 Social dinner

Friday 4th April

9:30-14:00 (In front of el Hotel Inglés): A City of conflicts II: Excursion to the Metropolitan Area of Valencia: waterfront, Horta and  Albufera natural park