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Augmented Cities – Where did the night go?

Night spaces: migration, culture and integration in Europe (NITE)
  • Wann 21.04.2020 09:00 bis 23.04.2020 18:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC200)
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Berlin conference, Augmented Cities – Where did the night go?

 

21-23 April 2021

Night spaces: migration, culture and integration in Europe (NITE)

Dear Colleagues

 
New technologies and business models are increasingly blurring the boundaries between daytime and nighttime. Digital technology is transforming the city and with it the urban public space, which also means a transformation of the night. Our question is: Where did the night go? Cities are getting brighter and brighter thanks to computerized LED lighting systems. IT services are often outsourced across the globe leading to a re-territorialization of temporalities and global inequalities of work and time. The Internet and smartphone apps enable work activities to be outsourced to urban spaces at night. This is particularly evident in the example of the many platform workers, who are often migrants, often mobile day and night, controlled by smartphone apps that shape nocturnal urban space. The growing ubiquity of platform-based services, be it in the field of food delivery (Lieferando), housing (Airbnb), mobility (car sharing and escooter companies) or so-called crowdwork, have long been a part of everyday life in cities like Berlin.

This is the second conference linked to a three-year transdisciplinary European research project "Night spaces: migration, culture and integration in Europe (NITE)", funded by the Humanities in the European Research Area program, exploring nocturnal public spaces in eight European cities (Aarhus, Amsterdam, Berlin, Cork, Galway, Lisbon, London, Rotterdam). 

After last year's kick-off in the United Kingdom, Humboldt-Universität invites you in April 2021 to the international online conference "Augmented Cities - Where did the night go?" with a focus on technology, work and the transformation of the urban night in digital times. 

The keynote address on the first day of the conference will be given by Professor Saskia Sassen from Columbia University, one of the most influential sociologists of our time. Sassen, who coined the term "global city", will talk about urban technologies. Other conference highlights include a talk by chronourbanist Professor Dietrich Henckel about the selectivity of the 24/7 concept followed by panels with transdisciplinary perspectives on the digitalization of labour, nightlife, migration, increasing light pollution in the so-called smart cities and the augmentation of sleep. In the evenings, there will be the opportunity to attend the roundtable discussion on 'Designing diverse cities at night' or the digital field research photo exhibition of the German NITE project, which focuses on nighttime gig work in Berlin.

 
Participation is free of charge, if you are interested, please send an email with the subject 'Registration' to:  augmented-cities.2021@hu-berlin.de
 

Please find attached the detailed conference program and the press release (in German and English).

Further information: nightspaces.org
Contact: laura-solmaz.litschel@hu-berlin.de
 
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Augmented Cities – Where did the night go?
International Conference
 Wed 21
st. – Fri 23rd April 2021 

Einladung & Pressemitteilung
Invitation & Press Release
 
 
 
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Internationale Online-Konferenz über Migration,
Technologie, Arbeitsmarkt und die Transformation
der urbanen Nacht in digitalen Zeiten

Veranstalter: BIM und Institut für Europäische Ethnologie,
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Kontakt:
Laura-Solmaz Litschel, laurasolmaz.litschel@hu-berlin.de
Manuela Bojadžijev, manuela.bojadzijev@hu-berlin
Jola Zych, TU Berlin, j.zych@campus.tu-berlin.de


Pressekontakt:
Wolf Farkas, wolf.farkas@hu-berlin.de
T. +49 179 11 55 55 4

Konferenzprogramm siehe unten oder hier als PDF bestellen.

Weitere Informationen: https://www.nightspace.net


Die Teilnahme ist kostenlos.
Anmeldungen bitte mit dem Betreff »Registrierung« unter:
augmented-cities.2021@hu-berlin.de

See English version below. 



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Berlin, 1.4.2021

Liebe Kolleginnen & Kollegen, liebe Freundinnen & Freunde des BIM,

neue Technologien und Geschäftsmodelle verwischen zunehmend die Grenzen zwischen Tag- und Nachtzeit. Digitale Technik transformiert die Stadt und damit den öffentlichen Raum.

Dies bedeutet auch ein Verschwinden der Nacht.

Städte werden immer heller infolge computergestützter LED-Beleuchtungssysteme. IT-Serviceleistungen werden oft über den ganzen Globus ausgelagert, was zu einer Re-Territorialisierung von Zeitlichkeiten und globalen Ungleichheiten führt. Das Internet und Smartphone-Apps machen es möglich, Arbeitstätigkeiten in den nächtlichen urbanen Raum auszulagern.

Besonders deutlich zeigt sich dies am Beispiel der zahlreichen, oft migrantischen Plattformarbeiter*innen, die Tag- und Nacht mobil, gesteuert von Smartphone-Apps, den nächtlichen Stadtraum prägen. Die wachsende Allgegenwärtigkeit plattformbasierter Dienste – im Bereich Essenslieferdienste (Lieferando), Wohnen (airbnb), Mobilität (Carsharing und E-Scooter-Unternehmen) oder sogenannter Crowdwork – ist in Städten wie Berlin längst Alltag.

Für ein großangelegtes transdisziplinäres Gemeinschaftsprojekt haben sich fünf europäische Universitäten zusammengeschlossen, um der Frage nachzugehen, wie die neuen nächtlichen Räume von migrantischen Communities erzählt, erfahren und überhaupt erst produziert werden.

Das Forschungsprojekt untersucht nächtliche öffentliche Räume in acht europäischen Städten (Aarhus, Amsterdam, Berlin, Cork, Galway, Lissabon, London, Rotterdam).

Nach dem Auftakt in Großbritannien im letzten Jahr lädt die Humboldt-Universität im April 2021 zur internationalen Online-Konferenz »Augmented Cities – Where did the night go?« mit einem Fokus auf Technologie, Arbeit und der Transformation der urbanen Nacht in digitalen Zeiten.

Für die Keynote am ersten Konferenztag konnte mit Saskia Sassen von der Columbia University eine der einflussreichsten Soziolog*innen der Gegenwart gewonnen werden. Sie prägte den Begriff »Global City« und wird über urbane Technologien sprechen. Unter den weiteren Vortragenden sind beispielsweise eine Chronobiologin, ein Astronom, Geographen, Stadtforscher, Anthropolog*innen und Sozialwissenschaftler*innen – das »Verschwinden der Nacht« wird von unterschiedlichsten Perspektiven erforscht.

Ziel der Konferenz ist es, eine kritische und spannende Debatte anzustoßen, transdisziplinäre Netzwerke auszubauen und Akademie und Zivilgesellschaft zusammenzubringen.

Umso mehr würden wir uns freuen, wenn Sie auf die Konferenz hinweisen, den Termin weitersagen und noch besser: daran teilnehmen würden.  

Für Rückfragen stehe ich gerne zur Verfügung.

Ihnen erst einmal schöne Ostertage!

Mit besten Grüßen aus dem BIM,

Herzlich

Wolf Farkas
wolf.farkas@hu-berlin.de


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English version

Augmented Cities – Where did the night go?
Wed 21
st – Fri 23rd April 2021
International Conference on migration,
technology, labour and the transformation
of the urban night in digital times

Hosted by BIM and Institut für European Ethnology,
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Participation is free of charge.
If you are interested, please send an email
with the subject »Registration« to:
augmented-cities.2021@hu-berlin.de

Timetable of the conference see below or order here as PDF.

More informations under: https://www.nightspace.net

Contact:
Laura-Solmaz Litschel, laurasolmaz.litschel@hu-berlin.de
Manuela Bojadžijev, manuela.bojadzijev@hu-berlin.de
Jola Zych, TU Berlin, j.zych@campus.tu-berlin.de

Press contact: Wolf Farkas, wolf.farkas@hu-berlin.de
T. +49 179 11 55 55 4

 

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Berlin, 1st April 2021

Dear Colleagues, dear friends of BIM,

New technologies and business models are increasingly blurring the boundaries between daytime and nighttime. Digital technology is transforming the city and with it the urban public space, which also means a transformation of the night.

Our question is: Where did the night go?

Cities are getting brighter and brighter thanks to computerized LED lighting systems. IT services are often outsourced across the globe leading to a re-territorialization of temporalities and global inequalities of work and time. The Internet and smartphone apps enable work activities to be outsourced to urban spaces at night.

This is particularly evident in the example of the many platform workers, who are often migrants, often mobile day and night, controlled by smartphone apps that shape nocturnal urban space. The growing ubiquity of platform-based services, be it in the field of food delivery (Lieferando), housing (Airbnb), mobility (car sharing and escooter companies) or so-called crowdwork, have long been a part of everyday life in cities like Berlin.

This is the second conference linked to a three-year transdisciplinary European research project »Night spaces: migration, culture and integration in Europe (NITE)«, funded by the Humanities in the European Research Area program, exploring nocturnal public spaces in eight European cities (Aarhus, Amsterdam, Berlin, Cork, Galway, Lisbon, London, Rotterdam).

After last year's kick-off in the United Kingdom, Humboldt-Universität invites you in April 2021 to the international online conference »Augmented Cities – Where did the night go?« with a focus on technology, work and the transformation of the urban night in digital times.

The keynote address on the first day of the conference will be given by Professor Saskia Sassen from Columbia University, one of the most influential sociologists of our time. Sassen, who coined the term »global city«, will talk about urban technologies.
Other conference highlights include a talk by chronourbanist Professor Dietrich Henckel about the selectivity of the 24/7 concept followed by panels with transdisciplinary perspectives on the digitalization of labour, nightlife, migration, increasing light pollution in the so-called smart cities and the augmentation of sleep.
In the evenings, there will be the opportunity to attend the roundtable discussion on »Designing diverse cities at night« or the digital field research photo exhibition of the German NITE project which focuses on nighttime gig work in Berlin.

Please find attached the detailed conference program.
If you have any questions, just let me know.

We wish you happy Easter days!

With best regards from BIM,

Wolf Farkas
wolf.farkas@hu-berlin.de
 


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PROGRAM: AUGMENTED CITIES – WHERE DID THE NIGHT GO?

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Wednesday 21/4

Moderation: Manuela Bojadžijev (NITE) and Ben Campkin (NITE)

18:00–18:30
Official Opening
Sara Brandellero (NITE/Leiden University)
Manuela Bojadžijev (NITE/Humboldt University)

18:30–19:30
Keynote: Urban Technologies?
Saskia Sassen (Columbia University in the City of New York)


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Thursday 22/4

Moderation: Laura-Solmaz Litschel (NITE)

13:00–13:45
Berlin 365/24? The Selectivity of 24/7
Dietrich Henckel (Technical University Berlin)

Panel 1
Urban development and the 24h city – Expansion of digital nocturnal
infrastructures
 Moderation: Ailbhe Kenny (NITE)

14:00–14:15
Night and Mobile Materialities Robert Shaw (Newcastle University)

14:15–14:30
Dreamwork. Digital technologies and the
augmentation of sleep

Daniela Wentz (Leuphana University Lüneburg)

14:30–14:45
Sustainable and adaptive lighting in cities
Andreas Hänel (Expert group Dark Sky – Association of star friends)

14:45–15:00
Carpe noctem: I can sleep at another time, can’t I?
Annette Krop-Benesch (Loss of the Night Network)

15:00–15:45
Q&A

Break

Panel 2
Designing diverse cities at night
Moderation: Lo Marshall (NITE) and Ben Campkin (NITE)

18:00–20:00
Roundtable
Mirik Milan (Vibelab), Bryony Benyon (Goodnight Out Campaign), Joanne Cox-Brown (Nighttime Economy), Philip Kolvin (QC, Cornerstone Barristers), Mykaell Riley
(University of Westminster)


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Friday 23/4

Panel 3
Migration, cultural expressions and narratives of the night
Moderation: Katherine Young (NITE)

12:00–12:15
Navigating the city after dark: undercurrents,
encounters and belonging in Dutch-Cape Verdean film

Sara Brandellero (NITE/Leiden University)

12:15–12:30
»Eat, Sleep, Work, Repeat«? – Narratives of migrant
labour and nightlife in Rotterdam

Serger Kersbergen (NITE/Leiden University)

12:30–12:45
Storytelling nights: performing (post-)memory of
Cape Verdean migration to Rotterdam

Kamila Krakowska Rodrigues (NITE/Leiden University)

12:45 –13:00
Memories of Migration: Why Preserving Memories
Matters to the Next Generation(s)

Maxime Schut (Leiden University)

13:00–13:30
Q&A

Break

Panel 4
Nightlife in the augmented city
Moderation Derek Pardue (Aarhus University)

14:30–14:45
»Music, Memory and the Night«: Reimagining
Nocturnal Musical Memories Through Digital Space

Katie Young and Ailbhe Kenny (NITE/Mary Immaculate
College, University of Limerick)

14:45 –15:00
Where did the queer night go?
Ben Campkin (NITE/University College London)

15:00–15:15
Internet Dance Communities and the Right to the Internet
Rebecca Krisel (The Graduate Center, City University of New York)

15:15–15:45
Q&A

Break

Panel 5
Platform labour and the end of sleep
Moderation Laura-Solmaz Litschel (NITE) and Lo Marshall (NITE)

16:00–16:15
Stretching the Limits: Platform Labor and the Politics
of Temporality

Valentin Niebler (Leuphana University Lüneburg)

16:15–16:30
Care for a gig job? Research strategies for investigating reproductive labour in the platform
economy

Barbara Orth (Free University Berlin)

16:30–16:45
Saying ‘Good Morning’ in the night: The reversal of
work time in India’s ICT Outsourcing Industry

Winifred Poster (Washington University in St. Louis)

16:45–17:00
Night Shift: rethinking and reclaiming the city after
dark?
 Nick Dunn (Lancaster University)

17:00–17:30
Q&A

17:30–17:45
Conference Closing/Acknowledgements
Manuela Bojadžijev (NITE)
Laura-Solmaz Litschel (NITE)

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Hosted by the research group »Night spaces: migration, culture and
integration in Europe« (NITE):

Sara Brandellero
Manuela Bojadžijev
Ben Campkin
Ailbhe Kenny
Seger Kersbergen
Kamila Krakowska Rodrigues
Laura-Solmaz Litschel
Lo Marshall
Derek Pardue
Katherine Young


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Bonustrack by: Gil Scott Heron (YouTube)

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Good night(s)!
  
 
 
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