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Please consider CfP for the upcoming 8th Nordic Geographers’ Meeting (NGM) in Trondheim, Norway, 16-19 June 2019. Conference website: https://www.ntnu.edu/geography/ngm-2019 Session: Exploring the economies of signs and space Organizers: Johan Jansson (Uppsala University) and Atle Hauge (INN University) Lash and Urry’s seminal work ‘Economies of Signs and Space’ has a 25 year anniversary. Ever since, this work has been influencing research on post-industrial economies in many social science disciplines, and with its particular focus on space their arguments has been recognized also by geographers. In this book Lash and Urry argue that today's economies increasingly produce, circulate and consume cultural commodities, at even greater velocity, and how this points toward a stronger convergence between the economic order on the one hand and systems of cultural expression on the other. By focusing on ’objects which possess a substantial aesthetic component’ (such as music, film, literature, art, video games etc.) they show how e.g. aesthetic, design and semiotic input, rather than material and labor cost, make up an essential part of the value these products may realize. In addition, they argue that a consequence of the intensified circulation and flow of cultural commodities is an increased individual and cultural reflexivity that becomes vital in the interpretation and understanding of aesthetic components. 25 years later, these arguments still resonates with current economic trends and in dialogue with ‘Economies of Signs and Space, this session wants to explore and discuss what is happening at the intersection where culture, creativity and commercialisation meet, i.e. the cultural and creative industries. The symbolic value these industries rest their production processes on, is being converted into economic value, through the interaction and involvement of actors outside the traditional value chain. The cultural and creative industries are vital components in spaces where we are likely to find important and interesting innovative service interaction, and as such they are harbingers in this field, and by studying them, we might find trends that will materialise in other parts of the industry and society at later stages. If you are interested in presenting a paper in this session please send abstracts of approximately 250 words to Johan Jansson (johan.jans...@kultgeog.uu.se<mailto:johan.jans...@kultgeog.uu.se>) or Atle Hauge (atle.ha...@inn.no<mailto:atle.ha...@inn.no>) by December 15, 2018. Authors will be notified about the status of their submission as soon as possible thereafter. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Johan Jansson (PhD) Associate professor Department of Social and Economic Geography Uppsala University Box 513 751 20 Uppsala Kyrkogårdsgatan 10, Ekonomikum Rum B463 Tel: +46 (0)18 471 2542 Mob: +46 (0)733 34 48 32 E-mail: johan.jans...@kultgeog.uu.se<mailto:johan.jans...@kultgeog.uu.se> Web: http://katalog.uu.se/empInfo?id=N0-540 När du har kontakt med oss på Uppsala universitet med e-post så innebär det att vi behandlar dina personuppgifter. För att läsa mer om hur vi gör det kan du läsa här: http://www.uu.se/om-uu/dataskydd-personuppgifter/ E-mailing Uppsala University means that we will process your personal data. For more information on how this is performed, please read here: http://www.uu.se/en/about-uu/data-protection-policy