The Culture of Cities Centre is an urban centre for the study of culture and the city. Its primary function is to engage an international public through book series, journals, research projects and conferences. Our publications, workshops and special events are devoted to new ways of representing, shaping and defining urban culture.

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New Books

New Books

The Culture of Cities Centre is pleased to announce 3 new publications by its members. For more details, click to read the description of each book.
The Dying Body as a Lived Experience

The Dying Body as a Lived Experience

The anxiety over death persists in everyday life- though often denied or repressed- lingering as an unconscious worry or intuition that typically seems to compromise one’s feelings of well-being and experience in a range of areas; coming out often as malaise, depression, and anger in much conduct.
The Ethics of Care: Moral Knowledge, Communication, and the Art of Caregiving

The Ethics of Care: Moral Knowledge, Communication, and the Art of Caregiving

The book begins with a focus on the ethical foundations of caregiving in health and expands towards problems of ethics and justice implicated in a range of issues. The content develops the notion of care itself and its connection to practice.
The Reflexive Initiative: On the Grounds and Prospects of Analytic Theorizing

The Reflexive Initiative: On the Grounds and Prospects of Analytic Theorizing

The Reflexive Initiative is an authoritative intervention in the practice and tradition of reflexive social theory. It demonstrates the importance of the reflexive imperative, not only in the investigation of everyday life but across a wide range of human sciences and philosophical perspectives.
IASCC Conference 2016: Heritage in Transition, July 27-29, Syros

IASCC Conference 2016: Heritage in Transition, July 27-29, Syros

The aim of this meeting is to focus upon how cities create cultural landscapes in which heritage is both tangibly marked by the built environment, by official scripts and policies and also by their seemingly intangible influences of collective memories and collisions in values about the meaning of place that fluctuate over time.

Affective Cities: Scenes of Innovation II Conference Proceedings IASCC 2014

Open access conference proceedings are currently being uploaded to the York Space Institutional Repository. Please click here to view the current selections.     IASCC 2015 Contributors download your contract here           Please contact us for more information:

Conference 2015 Registration

Registration Now Open Trouble Registering? Contact: Filomena Saltao Events Administrator School of the Arts Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences 19-23 Abercromby Square Liverpool L69 7ZG T: 0151-7953129 E: filomena.saltao@liv.ac.uk

Conference 2015 Travel Info

Selected List of Hotels/Hostels   The following hotels are listed in order of distance from the School of the Arts. Please note that this is just a selection of available accommodation, there are many other hotels in the city you can choose from should you have difficulties booking with any of the below. HOPE STREET HOTEL  ...

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Libidinal Circuits: Scenes of Innovation III: Plenary Speakers

KEYNOTE: LIBIDINAL FLOWS Dr. Alan Blum is Executive Director of the Culture of Cities Centre in Toronto; Senior Professor in Sociology, Social and Political Thought, and Communication and Culture at York University, Toronto; and Adjunct Professor at the University of Waterloo. His current teaching and research is informed by his work developed over the years...
Libidinal Circuits: Scenes of Innovation III, Liverpool, July 8-10, 2015

Libidinal Circuits: Scenes of Innovation III, Liverpool, July 8-10, 2015

The Centre for Architecture and Visual Arts (CAVA), School of Architecture School of the Arts (CAVA), University of Liverpool and the Culture of Cities Centre is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Culture of Cities (IASCC).
Affective Cities: Scenes of Innovation II Toronto August 5-7, 2014

Affective Cities: Scenes of Innovation II Toronto August 5-7, 2014

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Affective Cities:  Scenes of Innovation II

Affective Cities: Scenes of Innovation II

Conference 2014: Schedule

Day One Location: Creation Lab, CSI Annex, 4th Floorn9:00 – 9:30 n9:30 – 10:30 Registration: Bagel Breakfast, fruit, coffee and teanWelcome and Keynote:nThe Provocative Uses of Affect in Imagining the Life of the CitynAlan Blum, Executive Director, Culture of Cities Centre; Senior Scholar, Department of Sociology, Social and Political Thought, Communication and Culture, York University;...