DAY 1 – Talk

Thursday, October 23th 


Amphitheatre 302, ENSAPLV

Participation in the international conference is free and open to all, with registration ahead of time. Please confirm your attendance by sending an e-mail to  with your name, institution, and position.



9h00-9h15. Welcoming Words: Caroline Lecourtois  (ENSAPLV Assistant-director) and Alessia De Biase  (LAA Director, LAVUE UMR 7218 CNRS, ENSAPLV, France)

9h15-9h30. Introduction by the Organisational Committee

9h30-10h15. Keyspeech by Ali Madanipour  (GURU Director, Newcastle University, United Kingdom) : “The local in localism”

PANEL 1. Urban scales translations: how to readdress the global-local dichotomy through urban transformation

Moderator : Ferdinando Fava  (LAA- LAVUE UMR 7218 CNRS, ENSAPLV, France / DISSGEA, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy)

  • 10h15-10h30. Meike Wolf: “Global threats, local plansLocating spaces and the public within pandemic planning”
  • 10h30-10h45. Sophie Chevalier and Emmanuelle Lallement : “Becoming a Parisian : the secondary urban residence phenomena”
  • 10h45-11h00. Nina Gribat: “The workings of ‘local’ and ‘global’ in contexts of urban conflicts”
  • 11h00-11h15. Monika Salzbrunn, Barbara Dellwo, Serjara Aleman: “Urban Events as Localized Performances of Global Belonging: the Case of “La Grande Table” in Morges (CH)”

11h15-11h45. Panel debate

11h45-12h00. Coffee Break


PANEL 2: Acting Locally? Practices as fieldwork

Moderator : Carlo Cellamare  (DICEA, Università della Sapienza, Rome, Italy)

  • 12h00-12h15. Nancy Ottaviano and Ruben Salvador: “Bricking a new wall”
  • 12h15-12h30. Thierry Payet: “Sensitive cartography and urban actions
  • 12h30-12h45. Zac Taylor: “The Local in Practice: Insights from North America”
  • 12h45-13h00. Daniela Patti and Levente Polyak: “Emerging public spaces: communities and policies for reusing empty urban spaces”

13h00-13h30. Panel debate

13h30-14h30. Lunch Break


PANEL 3: Locality as urban discourse: when local policies shape the urban transformation process

Moderator : Sylvie Tissot  (CRU-CRESPPA, Université Paris VIII Vincennes Saint-Denis, France)

  • 14h30-14h45. Carolina Mudan Marelli: “Salvific localism? Problems and issues from a fieldwork.”
  • 14h45-15h. Reza Kheyroddin, Ahmad Ali Namdarian, Somaye Kani: ““Every Day Life” as the Intermediary of “Becoming Local and Global”: The Transformation of Valiasr Intersection in Tehran, Iran”
  • 15h-15h15. Philip Cartelli: “Becoming Mediterranean: Transforming and asserting local identity in Marseille”
  • 15h15-15h30. Cristina Ampatzidou: “Commodifying ‘Locality’ a Trojan horse to the enclosure of the commons”
  • 15h30-15h45. Christina Besmer: “The “Quartier” as interlocutor in participatory process. Or: who is to be involved in urban development?

15h45-16h15. Panel debate


PANEL 4: Contested urban areas: what happens when urban transformation becomes the battlefield between local and global dynamics?

Moderator : Massimo Bricocoli  (DASTU, Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

  • 16h15-16h30. Burcu Ygit Turan: “Public Space at the Margins of the City of Big Projects’ Istanbul”
  • 16h30-16h45. Wing Shing Tang and Jackie Kwok: “Becoming ‘Local’ in High-density Development in Hong Kong”
  • 16h45-17h00. Carlos León-Xjiménez: “Artistic and activist strategies as critical space practice: when a historical city center confronts neoliberal heritage protection process through social and cultural protest”
  • 17h00-17h15. Orna Rosenfeld: “Engineering Conflict? The case study of road design process in a Bedouin Village in Israel”

17h15-17.45. Panel debate



17h45-18h15. Concluding remarks by Ali Madanipour (GURU Director, Newcastle University, United Kingdom)

18h15-19h00. Plenary Debate


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