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.

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.
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...
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).
Press Release: Eating Innovation: The Art, Culture, Science and Business of Entomophagy

Press Release: Eating Innovation: The Art, Culture, Science and Business of Entomophagy

On the occasion of World Food Day, the Future Food Salon Group, in collaboration with the Montréal Space for Life’s Insectarium, announces the First International Conference on Entomophagy in North America. Eating Innovation: The Art, Culture, Science and Business of Entomophagy will take place at the Montréal Space for Life...
International Association for the Study of the Culture of Cities

International Association for the Study of the Culture of Cities

The International Association for the Study of the Culture of Cities is an international and interdisciplinary forum for colleagues who share intellectual interests in developing innovative approaches to interpretive arts, methods, strategies and programs of inquiry for representing qualitative vectors of urban life. The Association organizes a structure of collegial...
Publications
Space, Place and the Culture of Cities

Space, Place and the Culture of Cities

Special Issue of the Canadian Journal of Urban Research, Vol. 11.1, Summer 2002 Guest edited by Kieran Bonner Publisher: University of Winnipeg This publication announced the beginning of a more sustained focus on the international side of the Culture of Cities Project. The work of three of our European colleagues brings Dublin and Berlin into...
Scenes

Scenes

This issue of Public is devoted to the study of "scenes," treating these as phenomenal elements in the cultural life of cities. Both memorable and ephemeral, scenes conjugate a history of urban places by enacting a dramatic visibility. They are a measure of decline, vitality, and distinctness of a city. A century or more of...