[Extended Deadline] CfP Territori logistici / Logistics territories / Territoires logistiques

[Extended Deadline] CfP Territori logistici / Logistics territories / Territoires logistiques

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Il gruppo di IntoTheBlackBox è lieto di annunciare che curerà il n°51 della rivista Lo Squaderno.

Lanciamo quindi una call for paper in italiano, inglese e francese.

Di seguito il testo della call e tutte le info per inviare i contributi.

 

 

(ITA)

La crescente mobilità caratterizza l’epoca in cui viviamo. Coinvolge persone, oggetti, capitali, segni, linguaggi e si inscrive direttamente nei territori. Questi divengono infatti sempre più adattabili e ri-combinabili a seconda delle esigenze dei flussi, così come vengono ridisegnati con nuove eterogenee pratiche di attraversamento e confinamento, che mettono in discussione le distinzioni dicotomiche tra dentro/fuori, locale/globale. Questi nuovi panorami territoriali in movimento sollecitano lenti empiriche, analitiche e teoretiche inedite.

Nell’ambito di questi assunti, questo numero de lo Squaderno invita a indagare alcune dinamiche territoriali assumendo ‘la logistica’ come prospettiva di interpretazione e indagine, quale una delle principali matrici di razionalità della mobilità contemporanea. Pensiamo ad esempio alle interconnessioni che legano le nuove cartografie logistiche globali fatte di hub e corridoi (come le rotte della ‘Nuova via della seta’) o alla ‘nuova logistica metropolitana’, ossia il lavoro di distribuzione delle merci organizzato via e-commerce (Amazon, Alibaba, food-delivery ecc…), dove le Internet company si stanno trasformando in Logistics company per poter sostenere direttamente l’esplosione della domanda.

Così come canali e corridoi globali attraversano e mettono in tensione la spazialità dei confini statuali, la continua produzione di nuovi magazzini e infrastrutture logistiche e la costante ricerca di bacini di forza lavoro a basso costo spariglia i perimetri urbani e li espande, frammenta e ridisegna. Di conseguenza, proliferano definizioni come Mobile Urbanism, Platform Urbanism, Container Urbanism, Just in Time Workforce, Connectography, Supply Chains Capitalism… che tentano di catturare le mutazioni in corso, riconducendole su uno sfondo linguistico e di immaginario prettamente logistico.

Questo numero de Lo Squaderno invita dunque a proporre contributi – auspicabilmente trans-disciplinari – che riflettano sul plesso di queste dinamiche al fine di aprire una discussione polifonica che adotti la logistica (sia essa intesa rispetto all’organizzazione del lavoro, delle città, delle nuove spazialità globali) per evidenziare i nuovi layer che incidono, deformano e ridefiniscono la territorialità e le trame spesso invisibili che la stanno solcando.

 

(ENG)

The growing mobility is one of the main character of our global present. It involves people, commodities, capitals, signs, languages. Mobility is something tangible that is directly drawing new territories. The latter are indeed more and more flexible and malleable according to the needs of the flows, as much as they are re-designed by new and heterogeneous practices of crossing and boarding – which are directly questioning the dichotomy between inside/outside, local/global, and so forth. Such fresh “territorial panorama” push towards the creation of new empirical, analytical and theoretical lens through which analysing this new kind of global dynamics.

Starting from this perspective, the review “Lo Squaderno” encourage to deepen some of the contemporary territorial dynamics through the lens of logistics, assuming the latter as an investigation perspective in so far as we can consider it as one of the main axes of the contemporaneous mobility’ rationality. Briefly said, we could think to the connection that link together the new global logistics cartographies composed by hubs, corridors (such as “The New Silk Road”); or the “New Metropolitan Logistics” – namely the commodities supply chains organized through the e-commerce companies (Amazon, Alibaba, food-delivery and so forth), where the so-called Internet Company are more and more turning into Logistics Company in order to directly support the outbreak of the demand.

As well as new passages and new global corridors are criss-crossing the historical national borders putting into question the political spaces of the States, also the continuous building of new warehouses or logistics infrastructures, and the constant research of law-price and exploitable workforces are redrawing, enlarging and fragmenting the historical urban perimeters. As a matter of fact, there is a proliferation of new definition such as Mobile Urbanism, Platform Urbanism, Container Urbanism, Just in Time Workforce, Connectography, Supply Chains Capitalism… in order to grasp the ongoing changes, within a background structured on logistical words and imaginaries.

With this proposal for “Lo Squaderno” we invite trans-disciplinary contributions that face with this multitude of dynamics in order to open up a polyphonic discussion which takes logistics as a category that allows to stress the new layers that affect, warp and redraw the global spaces and the global plots that are passing through them.

 

(FRA)

Notre époque est caractérisée par une mobilité croissante qui concerne les personnes, les marchandises, les capitaux, les signes, les langages, et s’inscrit directement dans les territoires. Ceux-ci sont en effet toujours plus adaptables et re-combinables selon les exigences des flux, de la même manière qu’ils sont redessinés par des pratiques nouvelles et hétérogènes de franchissement et de confinement, qui mettent en discussion les distinctions dichotomiques entre en-dedans/en-dehors, local/global. Ces nouvelles configurations territoriales en mouvement nécessitent des nouvelles approches empiriques, analytiques et théoriques.

C’est à partir de ce constat, que ce numéro de la revue Lo Squaderno invite à interroger les dynamiques territoriales en utilisant comme perspective d’interprétation et d’enquête la logistique, considérée comme une des principales matrices de rationalité de la mobilité contemporaine. Il suffit de penser aux connexions qui lient les nouvelles cartographies logistiques globales constituées de hubs et corridors (il s’agit, pour donner seulement un exemple, de la « Nouvelle route de la Soie ») et à la « nouvelle logistique métropolitaine », à savoir le travail de distribution des marchandises organisé par le commerce en ligne (Amazon, Alibaba, food-delivery etc…) où les entreprises se transforment en entreprises logistiques afin de pouvoir gérer directement l’expansion de la demande.

De la même manière que les corridors logistiques globaux traversent et mettent en tension les frontières étatiques, la construction d’entrepôts et d’infrastructures logistiques – ainsi que la continuelle recherche de bassins de main d’oeuvre à bas cout – redéploie les confins urbains, en les fragmentant et en les redessinant. Par conséquence, des termes prolifèrent tels que Mobile Urbanism, Platform Urbanism, Container Urbanism, Just in Time Workforce, Connectography, Supply Chains Capitalism … qui essayent de capter les mutations en cours à travers l’utilisation d’un vocabulaire et d’un imaginaire logistique.

Ce numéro de Lo Squaderno invite à proposer des contributions qui – dans une démarche trans-disciplinaires – réfléchissent à ces dynamiques afin d’ouvrir une discussion qui adopte la logistique comme point de vue ( en tant qu’organisation du travail, des espaces urbains, ou des espaces globalisés) pour mettre en évidence les nouveaux substrats qui déforment et redéfinissent la territorialité et les réseaux souvent invisibles qui la traversent.

| (NEW) Deadline | 6 January 2019

| Contributions expected word count | 2,000 words

| Publication | March 2019

| Information about the Journal | http://www.losquaderno.professionaldreamers.net/?page_id=2