PhD Scholarship: Technologies of Sustainability

The Department of Film, Media and Cultural Studies in conjunction with the Centre for Sustainable Working Life at Birkbeck, University of London invites applications for a doctoral scholarship on the theme of Technologies of Sustainability, broadly defined.

Call for Papers: Conference on Contested Property Claims

In contemporary societies people generally acquire property within a property regime based on trade, contracts, inheritances, and welfare state redistributions. But these regimes do not always run smoothly.

Call for Proposals: UNESCO International Fund for the Promotion of Culture

Are you an artist or creator? An NGO or a non-profit private or public body, whose activities contribute to the promotion of culture and artistic creation? If your project is compliant with the criteria indicated in the Operational Guidelines of the International Fund for the Promotion of Culture (IFPC), you can submit your project application and be considered in order to benefit from the financial support of the Fund.

Call for Submissions: International Images Film Festival 2015

IFF was described as the most important festival in Zimbabwe by The Namibian Weekender in 2009. This is increasingly true. With South Africa dominating the regional fiction film industry through a growing number of productions and many international film festivals, and with Dockanema in Mozambique and the South African Encounters being flag bearers for Southern African documentary, IIFF was conceived to give Zimbabwean film practice a competitive edge by focusing on women’s creativity.

Call for Submissions: Visa for Music

Visa For Music (VFM) is the first professional market of Africa and Middle-East musics. The project is born from a paradox : on the one hand, the lack –or even the absence- of visibility of African and Middle Eastern artists at an international level and, on the other hand, there is a presence of a very important artistic dynamism and musical creation that these musicians need to be recognized for.

Invitation to 6th Urban Space and Social Life Conference

6th Urban Space and Social Life: Theory and Practice would like to invite you, your colleagues and students to submit papers and spatial design to our conference. The theme focuses on Projects in Cities and Identities. The 4C5M Studio’s 6th Urban Space and Social Life conference invites papers and spatial design that explore the relationship […]

Postdoc Position: Urban Energy Systems in East Africa

The research group on Spatial and Infrastructure Planning at the Darmstadt University of Technology investigates the interplay between cities/regions and technical infrastructures as well as their innovation patterns and governance. We are currently inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Position starting in June 2015, initially for two years (with a possible extension of the term). The collaborative research project “Translating the networked city: adaptation and creativity in urban infrastructures in Africa” is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) under its interdisciplinary priority program “Adaptation and Creativity in Africa – Significations and Technologies in the Production of Order and Disorder” (

The Writivism Short Story Prize 2015

Submit to the Writivism Short Story Prize before 30 April.

Call for papers: special issue of Articulo – Journal of Urban Research, on “Inconspicuous Globalization”

This issue aims to shed light on the less visible places where complex economic, social and spatial dynamics are entangled.

3rd International Open Data Conference in Ottawa, Canada

The global open data movement has matured since the 2nd International Open Government Data Conference held in Washington in 2012. It’s time to strengthen coordination among open data initiatives across various levels of government, topics, regions, and sectors. It’s time to broaden dialogue to include the voices of experts in sectors that want to use open data and scale-up innovative approaches proven to work.