*Please note that this is a revised schedule (Effective Aug. 1st, 2014)

Location: Creation Lab, CSI Annex, 4th Floor

09:00 – 09:30 Registration: Bagel Breakfast, fruit, coffee and tea
09:30 – 10:30 Welcome and Keynote

The Provocative Uses of Affect in Imagining the Life of the City
Alan Blum, Executive Director, Culture of Cities Centre; Senior Scholar, Department of Sociology, Social and Political Thought, Communication and Culture, York University; Adjunct Faculty, Faculty of Arts, University of Waterloo (Ontario CA).

10:30 – 11:15 Morning Plenary Speaker

Dreamland America/Arrivals in New York
James Donald, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (University New South Wales AU)

11:15 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 12:30 Session 1Interdisciplinary Interventions
12:30 – 01:30 Lunch Break
01:30 – 02:45 Session 2Heritage and Reinvention
02:45 – 03:00 Break
03:00 – 05:00 Session 3: Practicing Urban Affect
05:00 – 07:00 Wine & Cheese and Art Exhibition (The Garage, CSI Annex)

Elaine Wing-Ah  Ho, (Hong Kong CN) and Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga, (Berlin DE)

Sheraz Khan and Scott Kobewka, (Toronto, Ontario CA)

Creation Lab, CSI Annex, 4th Floor

10:00 – 11:30 Breakfast Plenary Speakers: Bagel Breakfast, fruit, coffee and tea.

Hacking the Urban Unconscious – Code, Cities, and Place-Making Imagination
Bruce Janz, University of Central Florida, Director, Center for Humanities and Digital Research (CHDR) USA.

Living Through Blurred Genres
Francisco Cruces Villalobos, Founder of the Urban Culture Study Group at UNED, ES.

11:30 – 11:40 Break
11:40 – 01:00  Session 4 Virtual Affectivities
01:00 – 02:00 Lunch Break
02:00 – 03:30
Session 5A Theoretic Encounters Conference Room, 2nd Floor, CSI
Session 5B Risk and Resistance Conference Room, 3rd Floor, CSI
03:30 – 03:40 Coffee Break
03:40 – 05:00
Session 6A Sensory Disorders Conference Room, 2nd Floor, CSI
Session 6B Selves and Scenes Conference Room, 3rd Floor, CSI
05:00 – 08:00 Delegate Dinner
Southern Accent Restaurant, Mirvish Village (Held adjacent to the Conference Site on Markham Rd.) Address: 595 Markham St, Toronto, ON M6G 2L7, Canada Phone: +1 416-536-3211

Conference Room, “The Garage”, First Floor, CSI

10:00 – 11:30 Breakfast Plenary Speakers: Bagel Breakfast, fruit, coffee and tea.

Exciting and Boring: Rhetorics of City Life in the Contemporary Metropolis
Jean-François Côté, Université du Québec à Montréal, Sociologie; Co-Investigator of the Monteal-based project Médialités urbaines/Urban medialities, (Montreal, Quebec CA).

Forced Inertia: Mobility, Interruption, and Stasis
Stephanie Hemelryk Donald, Future Fellow and Distinguished Professor, iCinema Research Centre, The University of New South Wales, (Sydney, AU).

11:30 – 11:40 Break
11:40 – 01:00 Session 7 Spatial Transformations
01:00 – 02:30 Hot Buffet Lunch Connecting with Research Centres

WISER Plenary  (Virtual)

Johannesburg as an “Elusive Metropolis”
Sarah Nuttall & Achille Mbembe
Wits Institute for Social & Economic Research (WISER), University of the Witwatersrand, (Gauteng, ZA).

02:30 – 4:30  Closing Roundtable
Collecting the talk, publications, peer review network,
IASCC  2015.


SESSION 1: Interdisciplinary Interventions
Tracing Urban Affect: A Collaboration in Art, Technology, and Anthropology
Ellen Moffat, Independent Artist, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CA;
Kim Morgan, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) University, Halifax, Nova Scotia CA;
Martha Radice and Derek Reilly, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia CA.

SESSION 2: Heritage and Reinvention
The Local and the Cosmopolitan: Is Joyce part of Dublin or is Dublin part of Joyce? Kieran Bonner, St. Jerome’s University and The University of Waterloo (Waterloo, Ontario CA).
Nostalgia and the Uncanny: Exploring the Role of Historic House Museums within the Contemporary Urbanscape Alevtina Naumova, York/Ryerson Universities (Toronto, Ontario CA).
Heavenly Structures: Conflicting Ideologies of High-Rise Architecture in Chicago Emma Stein, University of New Mexico (New Mexico, USA).
SESSION 3: Practicing Urban Affect
From Intervention to Internalization Han Zhang York University (Toronto, Ontario CA).
An Accidental Urbanism or an Instant Urban Affect Daniel P. Karpinski and Lauren Haein An Chang School of Architecture, Ryerson University, Centre for Social Innovation Toronto, and University of Toronto John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design (Toronto, Ontario CA).
Texture/Tone: Processes and Experiments in Sensory Translation Sheraz Khan and Scott Kobewka, (Toronto, Ontario CA)
Affective Malls: The Transmission of Appetite, Energy, Appreciation Helen Yung, Independent Artist (Toronto, Ontario CA).
The Conscious Body and Shared Experience Andrea Nann, Artistic Director, Dreamwalker Dance Company (Toronto, Ontario CA)

SESSION 4: Virtual Affectivities
Suggestibility and Social Media David Toews, York University, (Toronto, Ontario CA).
Navigating the Networked City: How Mobile Communications Technologies Have Reshaped Our Experience of Urban Space Anne Marie Galang University of Waterloo (Waterloo, Ontario CA).
The City as Text: Theorizing on a Blog Amelia Ruby Howard, University of Waterloo (Waterloo, Ontario CA).
Curating the City Aruna Handa, Alimentary Initiatives (Toronto, Ontario CA).

SESSION 5A:  Theoretic Encounters
Jane Jacobs as a Theorist Stanley Harvey Raffel, Edinburgh University (Edinburgh, Scotland GB).
The City and the Spectacle: Affective Resistance and the Urban Commons Jessica Elaine Reilly, Western University, (London, Ontario CA).
Locating Affect in Lewis Mumford’s Theory of the City: the Antidote to the Rise of ‘Post-Historic Man’? Maggie FitzGerald-Murphy and Jon Careless, Carleton University (Ottawa, Ontario CA).
City Traffic and Avoidance Benjamin Waterman, University of Waterloo. (Waterloo, Ontario CA).

SESSION 5B: Risk and Resistance
Mapping Distress in North American Suburbs: An Obstacle to Urban Transformation Magda Maaoui, University of California at Berkeley (Berkeley California, USA).
The Valiant City:  How Fear and Paranoia Shape the Image of the City Hafsa Imtiaz, National College of Arts (Lahore, PK).
The Interruption of the Normality of Street Harassment: Hollaback Movement as a Form of Resistance Nancy Regina Gomez, Universidad del Norte (Athens,Ohio US).
Investigating the Effect of Age, Style and Social Restrictions Factors on the Colour Diversity of Women’s Clothing in Public Environments Farideh Gholami and Hassan Sadeghi Naeini, School of Architecture Iran University of Science and Technology (Tehran IR)

SESSION 6A:  Sensory (Dis)Orders
Material Remainders: Debt and Anxiety across the Urban Landscape Christopher Gutierrez, McGill University (Montreal, Quebec CA).
“With Bated Breath”: Death, Odour, and Room to Breathe in the Victorian City Monika Lemke, Carleton University (Ottawa, Ontario CA).
Vagrant Odours Philippa Nicole Barr, University of Sydney (Sydney, New South Wales AU).
The City of Din: Affect and the Urban Soundscape Saeed Hydaralli, York University (Toronto, Ontario CA).

SESSION 6B:  Selves and Scenes
Affect as Infrastructure: Folding and Unfolding the City Steven Bailey, York University (Toronto, Ontario CA).
Moral Space & The City: The Question of the Self in the Urban Milieu David Lynes, St. Francis Xavier University (Antigonish, Nova Scotia CA).
Thinking Amateur Choral Singing as an Affective Scene: Urban Vocalise Jan Plecash, Independent Scholar (Toronto, Ontario CA).

SESSION 7: Spatial Transformations
From a Communist Military Factory to an Urban Tourism Attraction: 798 Art Zone in Beijing, China Yiping Li, The University of Hong Kong, (Hong Kong, CN).
Suggestions of a Local Urban Design Language in the Process of the Globalization of Cities, Case Study: Iranian City Shahrzad Faryadi, University of Tehran (Tehran, IR)
Designing to Heal Jenny Donovan, Principal, Inclusive Design (Melbourne, AU)
Trajectories of Affect:  In the Ruins of the Theatre of Cruelty at New York’s 9/11 Memorial and National Museum Elke Grenzer, Culture of Cities Centre, York University (Toronto, Ontario CA).