A special issue of the open access Journal Sustainibility
This special issue opens the debate on new perspectives on the economics and management of tourism, especially cultural tourism, how sustainability challenges (e.g., overtourism, revitalization) have been addressed. We invite both case studies and theoretical and quantitative empirical papers covering emerging and underexplored aspects of policies by governments, cultural institutions, and other local actors aimed at coping with sustainability challenges.
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 February 2020
Based on Henri Lefebvre’s philosophy of rhythmanalysis the book Musical Cities by Sara Adhitya represents an innovative approach to scholarly research and dissemination. A digital and interactive ‘book’, it explores the rhythms of our cities, and the role they play in our everyday urban lives, through the use of sound and music.
Cristobal Young, Gabriel Rossman, Joseph Cohen and Leslie Hinkson discuss on Sociocast, a public sociology service of the City University of New York, the song Old Town Road, a viral hit that rose to the top of the country music chart, and was subsequently delisted.
Sound Diplomacy are proud to present the Music Cities Manual, a set of tools, case studies and lessons to increase the value of music in your city, town or place.
The Music Cities Manual provides 13 comprehensive, common-sense steps for any city, place or government to incorporate music into its overall strategic aims, goals and management plans. From planning and zoning to industry development, education to health and wellbeing, equity and social inclusion, music is an expansive, powerful tool to develop more representative, participatory urban strategies that can be used to improve urban policy, resilience and growth.
Home of Metal (HoM) is a heritage project created and led by the Capsule organisation. Launched in 2011, supported by volunteers, building a crowd-sourced archive and curating a range of popular public events in Birmingham and the Black Country, HoM seeks to highlight and celebrate the value of Heavy Metal music and culture and the role in it of founding artists from the English midlands such as Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, and Judas Priest.
Open to all, this public symposium and workshop, seeks to situate HoM in relation to wider heritage issues and opportunities in order to understand its value and impact at home and abroad. For instance, UNESCO’s designation of ‘Creative Cities’ fosters innovation and cultural creativity, recognizing popular music amongst its specialized categories. Sites identified as a ‘City of Music’ include Glasgow and Liverpool in the UK, Kingston, Jamaica and lately Kansas City, USA. How does the ‘Home of Metal’ fit alongside such company?
Proposals of no more than 300 words should be forwarded to email@example.com by 31 MARCH 2019 accompanied by a short biography and contact details.
Rockcity presents the 12th edition of Operation Ton as a platform for thinking of and discussing the future of music in Hamburg. This year´s thematic focus is on ‘Unity’ in (pop) music . The conference consists of Workshops, Panels, Lectures, Concerts, DJ-Sets & Installations. Conference Venue is Resonanzraum at Hamburg.
DILLON, DANGER DAN, KOBITO, FRANK SPILKER, ANDREAS DORAU, GEREON KLUG, MELISSA LOGAN, FELIX KUBIN, GUDRUN GUT, HENDRIK OTREMBA, BIANCA JANKOVSKA, CHARLIE MCCLEAN, LYDIA KAVINA, PLASTIQ, DJ FATOU, GRAHAM CANDY, among others.
In July 2018, the Digital Cultures Research Centre at the University of the West of England convened the first Creativity, Knowledge, Cities (CKC) Conference to critically explore the tensions between the creative sector, cities and universities. We invite scholars to build on these productive debates by submitting proposals for CKC 2019: Rethinking, Resisting, and Reimagining the Creative City.
Proposals due: 29 March, 2019. View PROPOSAL GUIDELINES and SUBMIT ABSTRACTS here: https://uwe.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/ckc2019 or email CreativeEconomies2019@gmail.com to discuss alternative methods for submission.
The idea for this one-day conference, taking place on the 25th of April 2019, stems from a series of workshops, Sonic Futures: Identity and Sustainability through Music and Performance, supported by London College of Communication (Teaching and Learning Fund) in collaboration with May Project Gardens (Hip Hop Garden). Primarily, this project aimed to instigate critical thinking and reflections on cultural practices and genre through performance in general and Hip Hop music and culture in particular. Gardening is connected to questions of psycho-physical wellbeing, community building and sustainability in the global city. We welcome 15-minute presentations, academic papers, performances, and contributions from a wide variety of disciplines, practice areas and backgrounds.
We are very happy to announce the next edition of our Groove the City conference: From Feb13th-15th, 2020 the international community of urban music studies will again meet in the North of Germany close to Hamburg in Lueneburg, this time at the famous Daniel Libeskind building of Leuphana University of Lueneburg. So save the date and stay tuned for more information and the call for papers.
In the meantime, get (back) into the amazing atmosphere of Groove the City with this awesome after-movie produced by our conference students Leif Jacobs, Stina Binder, Nikolas Bielefeldt and Marie Glaß:
So keep grooving the city and hopefully see you in Lueneburg in February 2020!