In conjunction with an ongoing Cyprus-based research project, we are pleased to invite scholars and researchers in architecture, histories of architecture, urbanism and landscape, and social, cultural and environmental studies, to contribute to the collaborative Leisurescapes Project. The project took off in 2018 with an international workshop in Nicosia and a second workshop, which intends to bring potential contributors together, is planned for Spring/Summer 2021. The projected final product is an edited scholarly volume that will feature architectural, urban and landscape histories of tourism and leisure analyzed in the broader context of Cold War geopolitics, de-colonization, theories of modernization and development and the reconfiguration of economic geographies in the postwar world. 

In accordance with this goal of collective knowledge production, we are currently working on the format of the projected 2021 workshop, as well as developing digital means of information sharing, archiving research and compiling a bibliography. At the Mesarch Lab of UCY, we are putting together an “Informal Archive” of images, videos, case studies, news items and relevant published essays that can form a basis for discussion among contributing authors. It is our expectation that this CFP will solicit other potential participants in this project-focused agenda with a given timetable and a specific deliverable in the form of a publication.

Project Coordinators/Editors

  • Panayiota Pyla, University of Cyprus 
  • Sibel Bozdoǧan, Boston University
  • Petros Phokaides, National Technical University of Athens

Partial List of Contributing Authors

  • Melita Čavlović, University of Zagreb
  • Jiat-Hwee Chang, National University of Singapore 
  • Meltem Ö. Gürel, Yaşar University 
  • Juliana Maxim, University of San Diego 
  • Alona Nitzan-Shiftan, Technion
  • Anoma Pieris, University of Melbourne
  • Łukasz Stanek, The University of Manchester