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CFP: CPCL Vol. 1 No. 1: From Temporary to Cosmopolitan Citizenship: Culture, Public Space, Conflicts and Alternative Living Forms

CPCL Vol. 1 No.?1:/From Temporary to Cosmopolitan Citizenship: Culture,
Public Space, Conflicts and Alternative Living Forms/

Edited by Vando Borghi, Andrea Borsari, Gregor Fitzi

*Deadline: 15 July*

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CPCL Issue 1 explores the concept of/cosmopolitan citizenship/,
understood as the recognition of the active participation of temporary
city dwellers in the social, cultural and political community.

Public spaces in European Cities are increasingly crossed by various
subjects commonly characterized by what can be defined as
a/temporary/living condition. Migrants, refugees, students, seasonal,
domestic or precarious workers, homeless individuals, tourists,
city-users, commuters, peddlers and teenagers at once enrich and violate
the consolidated historical balance of urban spaces and their life with
new cultures, unexpected practices and different ways to experience and
transform public space.

Culture plays a pragmatic role in these processes. Rather than a
repository of past values to be preserved from external contaminations,
culture can instead become a/capacity/projected towards the future.
Through culture public space can also become the/locus/for unexpected
conflicts and encounter, political clashes and alliances, social turmoil
and innovation.

While public spaces play a primary role for consolidating and developing
a culture of integration in Europe, the contribution of temporary forms
of urban life is still not acknowledged in terms of civil rights and
democratic duties. Citizenship is still understood as a formal and legal
status whose access is bureaucratically restricted and politically
negated. A cosmopolitan approach to citizenship, instead, means
reinterpreting democratic rights and duties through an open process of
negotiation among different subjects, political voices and institutions.

The first issue of CPCL has the ambition to explore the ways in which
public spaces embody cosmopolitan cultural approaches which can lead to
a definition of temporary citizenship.

Contributions will explore the following topics:

*The urban phenomenology of temporary citizenship*. What relationships
between temporary citizens and public spaces can be observed? What are
the most destructive and the most constructive contributions temporary
citizens offer the community through their practices in public spaces?

*The conflict dynamics of temporary citizenship*. Which interaction and
conflict forms develop between full citizens and newcomers with partial
access to citizenship rights? Which are the paths that allow to progress
from the status of a dweller without rights to an accepted fellow
citizen? Is there a way to establish a typology of the different
citizenship status that compete for recognition in urban spaces?

*Cross-cultural and trans-historical representations, narratives and
perceptions of public spaces*. How does the encounter of historical
patterns and new experiences manifest in public spaces? How do temporary
city dwellers see public space or affect the aesthetic experience of
cultural heritage? What are the new forms of art emerging from displaced

*Technologies for a cosmopolitan democracy*. How do digital technologies
(ICT, augmented reality, etc.) interact with social, civic and cultural
meaning of public spaces? Are digital technologies instruments for
control and value extraction, or can they be used to promote democracy
and inclusion of temporary citizens?

*Public spaces as situated devices of cosmopolitanism*. How can public
spaces enable temporary users to constitute themselves as citizens? How
do culture and the aesthetics of public spaces include or reject
temporary citizens in experiencing and practicing a cosmopolitan
approach to citizenship?

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*CPCL Issue 1 timeline*

 * 15 Jul end of submissions
 * 31 Jul acceptance notice and start of peer-review process
 * 30 Sep end of peer review process and start of copy editing
 * 30 Oct end copy editing and proofreading
 * 01 Nov start of article publications
 * 20 Dec full issue closed

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