(Re) Building Cities through Narratives: An International Conference 27-28 November 2018

The Université Jean Monnet Saint-Etienne and the Institut des Etudes Politiques de Lyon (Sciences Po Lyon) welcome you to this two day event co-hosted in the cities of Saint-Etienne and Lyon, France.

Taking into account the complex history of (de)industrialisation and its spatial manifestations (scale, place, network, territory), the key-driving question of the conference will focus on the (re)making of cities through narration. Despite their discursive and partly unfathomable dimensions, urban narratives are omnipresent and accompany the (re)development of cities. 

This conference is being organized under the auspices of a Jean Monnet Network Grant, which includes partners at the University of Pittsburgh (USA), Newcastle University (UK), Université Jean Monnet (Fr), and Sciences Po Lyon (Fr).

Funding is provided through generous support of the European Union and the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Regional Authority (La Région), and the Altervilles Program of UJM and Sciences Po Lyon.

Download the program (.pdf) (updated 20/11/18)

A summary document with commentary was produced after the conference by Masters 2 Altervilles students, Sarah BOURGEADE, Emilie CHOMIENNE, Maud MULLER, Joanik PEUDON, and David RIEGO-LIRON and is available for viewing here


To register, go to tpecurbannarratives.eventbrite.com

Presenters, please use this form to submit your travel preferences to the conference organizers.


Made possible by a grant from the European Union.