Call for Papers

The experience of confinement has indelibly shown us that, as much as we can increase the virtual experience, we continue to need things that circulate in physical and virtual space, that is, goods, products and ideas. When we had to be confined, new landscapes of things imposed themselves on the space and time of circulation. When populations stopped, the mobility of things intensified, leading to new processes of transaction and displacement. Many things – such as food, medicines, clothes and utensils started to be purchased online, exponentially and transported by different delivery companies. Ecommerce and home delivery recorded record growth in times of covid.

The question we ask is_ And now? Have we changed the way we live? Have we changed our lifestyle? Is there still room for sociability around the table? Do we connect with others because of things that circulate through new processes of transaction and displacement? What relationship do these new mobilities of “things” have with new imaginaries of life, mobility, and circulation? What changes have emerged in consumption habits? What changes lie ahead in the various economic sectors? These are some of the questions that we intend to reflect on in the Living|in| Mobilities 2022. The topics proposed for the organization of the sessions are the following, but proposals on other topics are accepted:

  • Mobilities, circuits and routes: Sketches, Maps, GPSs and APPs
  • Technology, cybercity and delivery
  • Speed, time, technology and transport
  • Ecommerce and process fluidization
  • Mobility of goods vs. people
  • Mobile and itinerant services
  • Mobility and(on) scale: from local to glocal
  • Mobility, virtuality, surveillance and security
  • Routines, practices and meeting places: from shopping malls to ecommerce
  • Distributors and couriers. Old professions with new contours
  • Virtual mobility, networks and technology
  • Home deliveries, unboxing and online collective effervescence
  • “Home Switch Home”: smart, sustainable and connected homes Material culture and immaterial consumption: material goods, digital consumption
  • New consumer markets
  • Prosumers? Self-production and self-consumption in a domestic space
  • The (forced?) resurgence of apartment culture and new forms of consumption (news, food, movies, series);
  • Digital world and consumption practices
  • The domestic space as an aggregating element of consumption practices


1st September: Abstract submission

15th September: Inscription deadline

7th October: Full paper deadline

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