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.

Call for Papers: Affective Cities—Scenes of Innovation II Toronto Aug. 5-7 2014

Call for Papers: Affective Cities—Scenes of Innovation II Toronto Aug. 5-7 2014

The focus of this conference is on how affect and its management, expression and diversification animate scenes of urban innovation. Such registers and tone of the city are manifest in varied ways: in art practices and products and in the affective range of urban life that displays ambition, disappointment, marginality,...
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
A Fry-Up and an Espresso: Bewley's Café and Cosmopolitan Dublin

A Fry-Up and an Espresso: Bewley’s Café and Cosmopolitan Dublin

New Hibernia Review, Vol. 11.3, Autumn 2007 Kieran Bonner Publisher: Center for Irish Studies at the University of St.Thomas When Bewley’s Café closed in November, 2004, it seemed as if everyone in Dublin had an opinion on the matter — a “flurry of interpretations,” in the phrase of urban sociologist Kieran Bonner. We open this...
Le Spectacle des Villes/The Spectacle of Cities

Le Spectacle des Villes/The Spectacle of Cities

Special Issue of Sociologie et Sociétés, Vol. 37.1, Spring 2005 Edited by Anouk Bélanger and Jean-François Côté Ce numéro de Sociologie et Sociétés prend appui sur l’idée que la ville est intrinsiquement liée à des processus qui lui permettent de “se donner à voir,” de “se montrer,” et que les modalités de cette “spectacularité” varient...
Continuity, Contradiction, and Change

Continuity, Contradiction, and Change

Special Issue of the Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, Vol. 30.2, Fall 2004 Edited by Kieran Bonner, Mervyn Horgan, and Greg Nielsen Publisher: University of Alberta The articles in this special issue on Dublin all examine the struggle that every city faces regarding the desire to maintain a unique identity, as it has emerged in...
New York New York

New York New York

Monopolis: Globalization and Urban Studies International, No. 14/15 Alan Blum Publisher: International Research Center for Cultural Studies Die “sinn-haft”-Doppelnummer “Monopolis” dokumentiert den internationalen Workshop “Globalization and Urban Studies”, der im Oktober 2002 am IFK stattgefunden hat. Die – teils englischen, teils deutschen – Beiträge bewegen sich in den Spannungsfeldern von Globalisierung und Stadtentwicklung, von Einzigartigkeit...
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...
Culture of Cities...Under Construction

Culture of Cities…Under Construction

Edited by Paul Moore and Meredith Risk This book marked the beginning of the Culture of Cities Project’s collective enterprise, gathering first reports from students who had presented at the Graduate Colloquium in 2000. Each author is concerned with the city as a site of contestation and interpretive richness, but as a first step towards...
Un lieu qui n'est pas un

Un lieu qui n’est pas un

Spirale: Les auteurs de la cité: identité et urbanité, No. 182 Alan Blum Publisher: Spirale Alors que le phénomène d’interculturation devient l’un des principaux enjeux du tournant de ce millénaire, les grandes villes et les métropoles conaissent une véritable mutation identitaire. Considérée sous l’aspect de son horizon moral, l’identité collective urbaine est plus que jamais ouverte...
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...