(Im)Possible Cities 2017


University of Tampere


University of Tampere and Association for Literary Urban Studies

The conference will be devoted to the theme of possible and impossible cities, the links between them, and the complex relationships between city imaginaries and real-world cities. This topic acknowledges the debt that literary cities owe to real-life city plans, and the similar debt that visions of urban development owe to the imaginary scenarios put forth in fictional narratives. The conference theme straddles a variety of fields, including literary urban studies, urban planning theory, cultural geography, and future studies.

Conference website



University lecturer Markku Salmela, 050 318 1247