Conference Programme

‘Spatiality & Temporality’ International Conference

11-13 December 2015 – Warsaw, Poland

Interdisciplinary Research Foundation


Friday, 11 December 2015


13:00 – 15:00

Panel 1: Spatio-Temporal Representations in Philosophy and Culture


Melanie Swan, New School for Social Research, New York (USA)

Bergson’s Qualitative and its link to Free Will and Subjectivation


Sophia Emmanouilidou, TEI of the Ionian Islands (Greece)

Narrative Identities and the Spatio-Temporal Hermeneutics in Chicana Writings


Iwona Sowińska-Fruhtrunk, Academy of Music in Kraków (Poland)

Experience of Space in Music: Some Thoughts About the Ontological Status of Musical Work


15:30 – 17:00

Panel2: Globalisation and Cultural In-Betweenness


Edda Ostertag, Technical University of Berlin (Germany)

Globalisation and urban spaces. Culture globalisation as an initiator of alternative forms of temporary public space


Ramze Endut, UCD, Dublin (Ireland)

Network of Media: The Concept of Cultural In-Betweenness


Saturday, 12 December 2015


12:00 – 14:30

Panel 3: Spatial and Temporal Aspects in Fiction


Ingrida Eglė Žindžiuvienė, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas (Lithuania)

Virtual Urban Landscape in William J. Mitchell’s E-topia


Julita Kula, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (Poland)

A City as an ‘Oppressive Agent’: Spatial and Temporal Aspects of Auster’s Dystopian Vision in In the Country of Last Things


Ralitsa Lyutskanova, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” (Bulgaria)

“The Ballad of the Sad Café” – an “architectural” metaphor for the broken heart


Inese Vičaka, University of Latvia (Latvia)

Space and Time in Cormac McCarthy’s Novels “The Orchard Keeper”: An Ecocritical Perspective


15:00 – 17:00

Panel 4: Heterotopias and Heterochronies


Jennifer M. Raymond, Union Institute & University (USA)

The Ever Present Village: Parenting, Personal blogs and the Blurring of Time and Space


Jodi H. Cohen, Bridgewater State University (USA)

and Jennifer M. Raymond, Union Institute & University (USA)

Preservation for Whom?: World Heritage and the Heterotopic Arena


Giuseppe Resta, Università Roma TRE (Italy)

Autocratic spaces in Albania


Sunday, 13 December 2015


12:00 – 14:00

Panel 5: Chronotopes of Urbanity


Koen De Wandeler, KU Leuven (Belgium)

Temporality and Rhythmanalysis in Brussels


Deyala Altarawneh, University of Birmingham (UK)

Marginal Space Industry in Amman; Politics and Dynamics of Socio-Spatial Planning


Shweta Sharma,  School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada (India)

Temporal and Spatial Boundaries of Working: A Case study of Hawkers in NDMC, Delhi


15:00 – 16:00

Panel 6: In Search of Lost Time and Space


Ahmed Kalaja, Europian University of Tirana (Albania)

Issues on Religious Coexistence Tolerance in Albania  (1912-1945)


Galina Saganenko, Elena Stepanova, Sociological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, Baltic State Technical University VOENMEH (Russia)

In Search for Lost Global Dimansions in Education