Call for Papers & Symposium: "Urban-Industrial Entanglements in Crisis"

Call for Papers & Symposium: "Urban-Industrial Entanglements in Crisis"

22. 02. 2023 | 00:00 - 24. 02. 2023 | 00:00
European Humanities University, Vilnius
organized by CityIndustries Research Network, together with Laboratory of Critical Urbanism and Nordic Summer University

The prominence of energy issues and energy crisis is ubiquitous at the moment and requires contextualization of the industrial mode of energy production [for cities and regions] as a relatively new historical phenomenon - around a century old. At the same time, it also requires revisiting the role of energy in more recent varieties of industrialisation, de-industrialisation and re-industrialisation. 

The Symposium is a context to reflect on and discuss urban-industrial entanglements in the course of the current European energy crisis. It is also an occasion to look at fragilities and moments of relations between ‘urban’ and ‘industrial’ in a wider geography.

It is organized by CityIndustries Research Networktogether with Laboratory of Critical Urbanism and Nordic Summer University and will be held at the European Humanities University, Vilnius (Lithuania).

The program and network meeting agenda will follow in due time. 


In that context there is a Call for Papers  on the following topics: 

  • Competing meanings and valorisations of resources in energy transitions (as well as competing meaning of resources’ toxicity)
  • Urban/rural discourses and practices of fossil-free statehoods • Politics of extractivism, multi-scalar effects of extractivism
  • Waste, toxicity and crisis
  • Energy nationalisms
  • ‘Urban’, ‘industrial’ and food
  • Representations of industry-city relations in memorialisation projects and in artistic production

Papers’ abstracts (max. 250 words including presenters’ affiliation and contact details), as well asregistrations without a paper (with expression of interest) are accepted by December 6, 2022. 

For paper proposals and further inquiries regarding the symposium please contact:

Please let us know, if you will be able to participate by writing an email to: