USF Seminar Series CfP: February in Athens, Greece

Blog Events 17th January 2018

The final event in the USF-funded seminar series on Reconceptualising Urban Landscapes of Work will be held on the 8-9th February 2018 at the National Centre for Social Research in Athens, Greece. The event is free to attend and the programme will be announced in late January.

The 2-day event is titled Work Practices in the Aftermath of the Global Economic Crisis, and will address two core themes:

  • How diverse forms of work shape urban space in times of recession and austerity.
  • How work practices and places contribute to the resilience/recovery of crisis-hit urban economies.

Speakers are invited through an international Call for Papers to present their research work on the following issues:

  • New business and work practices in urban economies of austerity and recession: the
    diversity of industry and work across urban neighbourhoods.
  • Gentrification and urban landscapes of precariousness and deprivation: place-based
    micro-business communities, new urban hubs of work, the spatialities of knowledge
  • Post-crisis opportunities for structural shift in recession-hit urban economies: emerging
    pathways to resilience and recovery?

Please send a 300 word abstract to Dr Maria Tsampras ( and/or Dr Alex Afouxenidis (, by the 20th of January 2018.

Urban Landscapes of Work

Seminar Output

Speakers will be asked to contribute to a publication either for a special issue in a peer-reviewed journal, or a co-edited book with 10-12 draft book chapters with a leading publisher, focused on the aftermath of crisis and austerity in Southern European urban economic landscapes: the new realities of places and practices of work emerging in cities of recession.

Local Co-organisers

Following two successful seminars in Portsmouth (April 2017) and Southampton (September 2017), the final Athens-based seminar in the series will be hosted by the National Centre for Social Research (EKKE) and co-organised by the University of Patras.