I previously shared the Spanish language call for this conference, but here’s the English details – interpretation will be provided.
Neil Smith, who prematurely died in 2012, has had an immense influence on the discipline of geography and on the social sciences in general: his works on global capitalism, uneven development and processes of urban regeneration and gentrification are key contributions. His theorizations on space as a product of capitalist development and on the strategies of capital over the processes of urban change have been used worldwide in many empirical studies. His militancy and activism in several causes is still today an example of commitment and involvement for all social scientists.
This conference, organized by [espaiscritics], focuses on Neil Smith’s work and is addressed to all those interested in urban social theory. It will rely on the presence of the most prestigious international experts on the work and the topics that defined Neil Smith’s trajectory. The conference is open to the participation of academics and researchers as well as to activists and members of social urban movements.
On the occasion of the conference, volume 6 of the “Espacios críticos” series will be launched. The book is specifically devoted to the intellectual figure of Neil Smith and is written by professors Luz Marina García Herrera and Fernando Sabaté Bel (Universidad de La Laguna). The “Espacios críticos” series (Icaria Edtorial) is directed by Abel Albet (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) and Núria Benach (Universitat de Barcelona).
Keynotes from Deborah Cowen, Don Mitchell, Luz Marina García Herrera, Tom Slater, Fernando Sabaté Bel and Maria Dolors Garcia Ramon. Call for papers and more details here.