Platial Information Science (postponed) Places across cultures

The Platial Information Science Symposium is postponed to 22-24 September 2021

The Third International Symposium on Platial Information Science, will take place on the Campus of the University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, from 9 - 11 September 2020. It is organised by the Faculty ITC, University of Twente and the School of Spatial Planning, TU Dortmund University (Germany).

Places across Cultures

People “live” and constitute places every day through recurrent practices and experience. Both agency and experience are rooted in cultural embeddings that vary across different world regions. The complexity this entails requires researchers to investigate the concept of place through a variety of cultural lenses. The formal representation of place in GIScience is no exception and can only be successfully addressed if we consider geographical, psychological, linguistical, sociological, cognitive, and other perspectives taking account of cultural specificities.

How can we represent not only place but also its cultural aspects? How can we be more inclusive when conceptualising place to also include marginalised communities? Is it even possible to find structures of place that extend beyond cultural anchoring? These and other related questions will be addressed at PLATIAL'20 and have led us to this year's motto “Places across cultures”. We hope to bring together place-based researchers from different disciplines to discuss the current state of theoretical and applied platial research.

Important dates:

3 July 2020: Submission deadline for short papers (max 7-9 pages)
9-11 September 2020: PLATIAL'20 Symposium

More information can be found here.