Call For Artists: Urban Forests & Political Ecologies
Urban Forests & Political Ecologies: Celebrating Transdisciplinarity
Conference April 18 – 20, 2013
Call to Artists!
The Urban Forestry & Political Ecologies Conference is taking place in Toronto from April 18-20, 2013. An essential part of the UFPE Conference is artistic expression. Therefore, we are reaching out to artists of all kinds, and inviting them to submit their work to be displayed in the art exhibit running on April 18th and 19th - the official conference days - in Hart House's East Common Room. Presentations by artists are also included on each UFPE Conference panel. Details are below. Deadline for abstracts is October 15, 2012. Abstract proposals should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org for review.
Deadline for Abstracts: 15 October 2012
As part of the UFPE Conference taking place on April 18-20, 2013, there will be an art exhibit in the East Common Room of Hart House on April 18th and 19th. Presentations by artists are also included on each panel. As such, we encourage artistic expression, and we invite artists to come and showcase their work.
Hosted by the Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, the Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto, and the Humber Arboretum & Centre for Urban Ecology, this three-day conference covers a wide range of topics related to urban ecologies and political transgressions. We encourage the submission of proposals that examine a variety of subjects relating to urban forests and culture broadly conceived within one of the six conference themes:
• Historical Narratives
• Urban Tree Cultures: Identities and Perspectives
• Social Inclusion in the Urban Forest: Scalar injustices and community connections
• From Government to Governance: Redefining politics
• Urban Ecology Pedagogies: Innovative approaches to education
• Adaptation and Vulnerability in the Urban Forest
We are particularly interested in inter-and-transdisciplinary approaches and encourage artistic expressions and performance pieces.
There are three categories for submission: 1) Oral Presentations; 2) Posters; and, 3) Art Exhibition.
Each panel will include five speakers: a keynote speaker, an academic paper presentation, a student paper presentation, a practitioner and case study, and an artistic expression or reflective piece (i.e. illustration, performance, short film, etc.) discussing how this area has been impacting society at large (outside of academic research).
Posters will be displayed for the first two days of the conference. Dimensions: 2x3 feet
Visual Art Representations and Photo Essays (Art Exhibit)
If submitting for the art exhibit, please send a photograph of your artwork along with your abstract.
Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words, and sent by email as Word (doc) or Adobe
Acrobat (pdf) files to email@example.com no later than 15th October 2012. Please direct all submissions to “Attention UFPE Committee” in the email subject line.
All abstracts should include the following:
- Paper Title
- First Name, Surname, Title and Affiliation of all authors
- 100–150 words biography of all authors
- E-mail address for corresponding author
- Preferred panel theme and speaker category for which you wish to be considered
Abstract proposals will be reviewed by the conference advisory board.
For more information and panel descriptions, please visit http://www.ufpe.ca