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Nacht 2019


Call for submissions:  Urban Audio-Visual Festival, Lisbon, May, 2020
Theme:  City + Night

Lisbon festival

Géographies de la nuit / Geographies of the night / Geografie della notte

A special issue of the

Bollettino della Società Geografica italiana
Series 14 Vol 1 No 2 (2018)

Edited by Luc Gwiazdzinski, Marco Maggioli, Will Straw


Light, Night and Urban Sustainability:
A Symposium

McGill University, April 9, 2019



Book: Nocturnes: Popular Music and the Night

Nocturnes book

Noches Fieras:  Conference on night culture in Mexico City

Night culture in Chopo Mexico City

Cultures de la Nuit: Quels enjeux et quels défis.


New book, available for free download.

Light Pollution


Bogota conference

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Global Outcomes


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Nordic Night Mayor Summit 2018

Nordig Night Mayor Summit

New book

Nuits et montagnes/Nights and mountains

Special issue of the Journal of Alpine Research/
Revue de géographie alpine.

Nuits et montagnes

Night Shifter

Night Shifter

Published by  TLTRPreß

Catalysed by conversations with night-shift workers in London and Milton Keynes, this collection brings together neuroscientists, anthropologists, authors, cab-drivers, and artists to reflect on the conditions of nocturnal labour. Through each contribution, the night shift is interpreted as a displaced, ambivalent space — of disciplined protocol, of calm meditation, of queer autonomy, of hedonistic resistance, or of exhaustion beyond words.

Night Shifter features contributions from Phanuel Antwi, Ayesha Hameed, Chris James-Harvey, William Kherbek, Sophie Lapalu, Barney Lewer, Jeff Perkins, Jason Pine, Kate Porcheret, Georgina Voss, and Vlad Vyazovskiy

Edited by Martin Kohout and Dan Meththananda
Designed by Jan Horčík

ISBN: 978-3-9-819640-1-1

Nouveau livre sur la nuit:  

New book:  The Nocturnal City by Robert Shaw

Artificial Light at Night (ALAN) 2018 Conference: in Snowbird, Utah, United States:  November 12-14 Follow link for details

Three new reports on museum late-nights from Culture24

A Culture of Lates

Conference on the urban night, 7-8 June 2018 in Sofia

International conference on the urban night: Governance, Diversity, Mobility           

7-8 June 2018, hosted by Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria                                                          

Organised by

Cosmopolis Centre for Urban Research, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Department of Transport Economics, UNWE
Research Centre for Social Studies, Sofia University

The night-time city has been the subject of both romanticising and commodification. Efforts to politicise, monetise, police and reclaim it have been intensifying in many cities worldwide. From quantifying the value of a night-time economy to campaigning for night-time public transport, various urban actors have sought to shape how the night is governed, and to what ends.

This conference seeks to bring together geographically diverse contributions on the urban night, from academia and beyond. Our aim is to provide a space for critical debate across a range of perspectives on urban night governance; to identify opportunities for international collaboration; and to promote engaged academic research. In particular, the event seeks to generate dialogue between diverse disciplines and/or research topics, identifying connections across aspects of the night-time, from transport to culture and from gender to tourism.

Contributions can take the form of either 15-minute conference papers or posters, although we are also open to discussing other formats.

The topics include, but are not limited to:

– Governance and contestation of the urban night;
– Night-time transport, including public transport at night; delivery services and logistics; ride-hailing;
– Night-time work;
– Safety and diversity n in the night-time city: income, age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, (dis)ability;
– Tourism, leisure and culture;
– Illumination, sound and design.

A keynote lecture will be given by Prof Dr Ger Duijzings (University of Regensburg), with further keynote speakers to be announced shortly. The event will also include a workshop for civil society representatives to serve as a platform for future collaboration.

To take part in this event, please submit an abstract of 300 words no later than Wednesday, 31 January, 2018. Abstracts can be submitted by email to Dr Anna Plyushteva,

Please specify if your contribution is intended as 15-minute presentation, poster, or another format.

The language of the conference is English.
The 25 euro registration fee covers lunch and refreshments on both days, as well as an optional excursion on Saturday 9 June. A limited number of bursaries will be offered to local and international presenters including a registration fee waiver and a small contribution towards participation costs. Please mention if you would like to be considered for a bursary when submitting an abstract.

Culture et conflits covere

Cultures & Conflicts, Special issue, “Politiques de la nuit”.

Scapegoat:  Architecture/Landscape/Political Economy

Special issue on Night.   

Scapegoat cover

Scapegoat no. 10:  Night.  Co-edited by Christie Pearson and Will Straw

Now available online.

New book by historian Gabriela Pulido Llano examines Mexico City nightlife in the 1940s


New report on night time economies in UK


Now published:  Articulo:  Journal of Urban Research

no. 11:  “Urban Night.”  Co-edited by Luc Gwiazdzinski and Nicholas Chausson


Intermédialités, no. 26:  habiter (la nuit/Inhabiting (the night)




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