GRAFFOLUTION Rail End-users Workshop

Paris, France
Feb 3rd, 2016

During this workshop, the Graffolution partners will present the most important results from the project. In addition the participants will be able to test the Graffolution platform which delivers an extensive set of “Collaborative Tools and Resources” to empower transport operators and other stakeholders such as city administrations and law enforcement agencies to share knowledge and to create own intervention strategies. Furthermore, Graffolution provides an interactive “Open Information Hub” addressing local communities, citizens and graffiti writers to strengthen public awareness and enforce the prevention of illegal spraying activities. The Graffolution consortium members will also use this opportunity to collect feedback and inputs from the workshop participants.

The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful - Innovative Graffiti Management for Future European Cities with Graffolution

University of Arts London,UK
Central Saint Martins, 1 Granary Square, London N1C 4AA
December 15th, 2015

The team behind the EU-funded Graffolution project will host a conference and workshop on 15th December 2015 in London. As part of this event the project’s latest findings will be presented and, significantly, the evolving Graffolution Platform will be shared publicly for the first time. The participants will be able to trial and feed back on this new European platform, as well as listen to the keynote addresses from international experts in fields of graffiti and street art management, urban creativity, social and cultural geography, law and spatial justice. Additionally, participants will be invited to form an integral part of the discussions and experience our experimental Human Graffiti Library workshop.

The Graffolution project aims to bring together a variety of specialisms, perspectives and innovations on managing and responding to graffiti, whilst being sensitive to what works and for whom. It seeks to promote improved approaches to engaging with and managing graffiti in public and transport contexts. The project focuses on ‘smart responses’, multi-directional awareness and positive solutions for wider publics - including both those who are charged with managing graffiti vandalism as well as those who construe street art as part of city regeneration, place making, creative or community action.

The event on 15th December will continue the inclusive ambition of Graffolution and bring together a wide range of actors within the topics mentioned above. Through the discussions, participation feedback and interactions, the event aims to explore further issues such as how to be more cost-efficient in responding to graffiti, how to ensure more communities’ views are included, and how to ensure people are safe without creating a ‘fortress’ society. The event will be hosted by the UAL research centre, Design Against Crime (DAC) in collaboration with SYNYO (Vienna), Sine (Munich) and Eticas (Barcelona).

20. Deutscher Präventionstag

Frankfurt am Main, Germany
June 8-9, 2015

The 9th Annual International Forum within the 20th German Congress in Crime Prevention will take place at 8. and 9. June 2015 in Frankfurt/Main. More than 300 speakers are invited and about 3.000 visitors are expected to the biggest European Congress in the field of Crime Prevention. Parallel to the Congress about 200 professional organisations will present themselves with exhibits, on the Congress stage and in the film forum. The German Congress on Crime Prevention as well as the Annual International Forum are geared to people from over the world (German and non-German speaking) working in all areas of crime prevention.

Stockholm Criminology Symposium

Stockholm, Sweden
June 8-10, 2015

The Stockholm Criminology Symposium is an annual event featuring over 500 attendees from close to 40 countries. The primary purpose of the Symposium is to create an environment where international criminologists, policy makers, practitioners and others engaged in criminal policy matters can take part of the latest research findings of importance for crime policy.

Conference on Sociology of Culture and Arts by the Sociology of Culture and Art Committee of the Spanish Federation of Sociology

Barcelona, Spain
June 12-13, 2014

The Committee on Sociology of Culture and Arts of the Spanish Federation of Sociology (FES) holds the conference under the theme "Cultural Crisis and artistic change" on 12th and 13th of June 2015 in the House of Author (SGAE ) in Barcelona. The aim is to bring together the growing community of sociologists of culture and arts found in Spanish universities and show and share high quality work and originality.

XIth IIAA International Summer Conference on Environmental Aesthetics

Lahti, Finland
August 6-8, 2015

"The International Institute of Applied Aesthetics (IIAA) will arrange the XIth IIAA Summer Conference on Environmental Aesthetics in Lahti, Finland, 6.8.–8.8.2015. The theme of the conference is “Sustainable City Life. Exploring Aesthetic Values in Urban Settings “. Urbanization is one of the major trends of the contemporary world posing problems in need of urgent solutions. Especially questions of sustainability have been in the forefront. However, it is important to note that sustainability does not merely encompass ecological and environmental considerations. It is equally important to take social and cultural factors into account when forming a view on what makes urban life sustainable. As an increasing number of the world’s population live in cities, solutions of urban planning and urban life that contribute to a more sustainable life can have a major impact globally. "

12th Conference of the European Sociological Association 2015

Prague, Czech Republic
August 25-28, 2015

"Yet an analysis of how inequalities are produced and reinforced would be incomplete without reflection on differences. Recognising and acknowledging the multiple expressions of difference – such as gender, social class, age, ethnic background, religion, and sexual orientation... - are vital when it comes to gaining insight into the ‘multiple positioning’ that characterises contemporary individuals. And this entails rethinking the meaning of integration today. The ESA’s next conference, in Prague from 25 to 28 August 2015, is an invitation to engage with these fields of inquiry. "