Design as caring in an urban world

We are delighted to announce that our sessions on design as caring in an urban world have been accepted for the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2014 in London this August. The sessions, which move from the kitchen table to post-earthquake Christchurch, promise a stimulating exchange of ideas and inspirations between urban design and care.

Design without care: a practice of last resort  Ian Robert Coxon (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark), Craig Bremner (Charles Sturt University, Australia)

Age-inclusive design: a challenge for urban living?  Sheila Peace (The Open University)

Dis/ability, care and designing for everyday life  Jos Boys (University of Northumbria)

“I don’t care about places” Cities and psychosis: an experience-based approach  Ola Söderström (University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland)

Undesigning the urban disability parkscape  Stephen Gilson (University of Maine, United States), Elizabeth DePoy (University of Maine, United States)

Designing atmospheres of care and inclusion in fragile cities  Charlotte Bates (Goldsmiths, University of London), Rob Imrie (Goldsmiths, University of London), Kim Kullman (Goldsmiths, University of London)

The choreography of the kitchen table: the agency of everyday spaces in the experience of care  Daryl Martin (York University)

Making mobile mums: practising and articulating care in urban environments  Justin Spinney (Cardiff University)

Urban curating: towards an alternative form of care-focused spatial practice  Sophie Handler (University of Manchester)

“Looking after things”: caring for sites of trauma in post-earthquake Christchurch, New Zealand  Jacky Bowring (Lincoln University, New Zealand)

The Art of Caring  Michael Schillmeier (University of Exeter)

Sponsored by the Urban Geography Research Group (UGRG) and the Planning and Environment Research Group (PERG).