Doctoral Session

The Doctoral Session provides an open forum for discussion of their doctoral work with feedback from invited academics in the field as well as their peers.

This is the first time in the conference programme that a doctoral session is to be included and the aim is to provide a opportunity to support young academics. The main goal of this session is to provide a feedback and discussion venue for PhD candidates in an informal setting.

Date: Friday 1st May
Time: 9:30 until 14:00
Location: RL305 (TBC)

Ana Paula Baltazar, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Frank Eckardt Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany
Jordan Geiger, University at Buffalo, USA
Alessandro Aurigi, Plymouth University, UK

Abril Herrera, University College London, United Kingdom
Being local, living global: individual interpretation of technological change and rural villages

Alberto Lusoli, Simon Fraser University, Canada and Stefania Sardo, BI Norwegian Business School, Norway.
Innovation in civic engagement: analysis of an e-deliberation experiment

Alejandro Quinteros, University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
Reflexive practices in the global coloniality and the right to the sentient city.

Alexander Albrecht, Leuphana University Luneburg, Germany
Digital Media Façades in Urban Public Spaces: A Location Study

Andre Afonso, University College London, United Kingdom
Square Lights: towards an expanded approach to urban surfaces for the design of media facades

Claude Fortin, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Designing smart urbanities: Cities as the experimental terrain for sites of digital diversity

Johanna Ickert, Plymouth University, United Kingdom
The Potential of Interactive Storytelling in Geocommunication – the Example of Seismic Risk Communication in Istanbul

Stavros Didakis, Plymouth University, United Kingdom
DataGrid: Sensor Agents of Domestic Spaces

Doctoral Stipendium

+ Please note the deadline for the doctoral stipendium has now passed, and the stipendiums have been allocated.
Doctoral candidates who submit a paper are invited to apply for a doctoral stipendium. This will entitle the participant to free registration to the conference. In addition there will be a travel stipend of £250. Applicants will be considered according to academic merit and need. For your submission to be considered for the Stipendium please send a separate email to, marking your email ‘Doctoral Stipendium’, including a 100 word case for selection. The deadline for submission of a case for consideration is 20th February 2015.