The Forum 2016 focuses on the topic “Work/labor”, considered from different points of view: in the economic perspective, as a function of the productive processes; in the cultural perspective, as a function of a specific way to conceive such processes; finally as human labor: the worker beyond the work.
“The work and the city” refers to the general frame of the debate if by “city/citizenship”. Meaning the whole of the relations between the subjects and the spaces they inhabit (also the work spaces), their potentialities of recognition, rights, values, histories, memories, identities, communities.
All interested are invited to present their own proposals within the suggested fields of discussion, or to present different topics/panels (within the given general theme) bringing their own local experiences, views and inputs from different scientific fields in a transdisciplinary perspective (economics, social sciences, history, psychology, arts, cultural studies, political science).
The selection of speakers will be based upon the assessment of the abstracts (quality level, originality, adherence to the Forum’s theme), the applicants’ profiles, the available budget. Therefore the organization will accept a number of participants based on the actual financial availability, thus reserving the right of rejecting exceeding requests.
Selected speakers are strongly advised to purchase travel tickets on their own, as the organizers don’t guarantee they’ll be able to do so themselves.
However, the organization will contribute to the travel expenditure the speakers will have to bear, upon presentation of the travel documents (flight, train, bus tickets, boarding passes, etc.) by the speakers themselves. The amount of the reimbursement won’t exceed 90% of the expenditure, neither it will exceed, in any case, 400 € per person.