Seminario de investigación « Estudios sobre la noche/Night Studies/Etudes sur la nuit » (18 de febrero 2021)

Cooperación entre el CISAN-UNAM (México), el Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Montreal, McGill (Canada), el Institut de Géoarchitecture y el IDA-Brest (Francia). Coordinado por Edna Hernández González, Alejandro Mercado Celis, Will Straw, Jess Reia, Yolanda Macías y Michaël Spanu.

Programa

Emily Nicholls (University of Portsmouth), «“I don’t like to feel out of control”: Young women’s negotiations of risk, safekeeping and femininity in the Night Time Economy.»

Abstract: Drawing on research on the ‘girls’ night out’ in a post-industrial urban context in Newcastle, UK, this paper will explore the ways in which young women negotiate dimensions of gender and risk in the contemporary Night Time Economy (NTE). The NTE offers specific ways of engaging with city centre spaces at night that might be simultaneously experienced as both exciting and dangerous. The depiction of the NTE as a site for the carefree pursuit of pleasure and hedonism demands further examination through a gendered lens, as women continue to experience city centres after dark as spaces of potential risk and danger. After considering the ways in which gendered understandings of ‘appropriate’ feminine behaviour are often bound up with safekeeping and risk avoidance for women, this paper will draw directly on data from young women themselves highlighting examples of the tensions and contradictions apparent in their participation in late night leisure opportunities. The desire for the escapism and abandonment that the NTE can offer – particularly through alcohol consumption – must always be tempered by the need to keep the self ‘safe’ as a gendered condition of performative femininity. Such tensions have real consequences in terms of the ways in which women negotiate risk, safety and pleasure in bars, clubs and pubs.

Sara Ortiz Escalante (Col·lectiu Punt 6), «Nocturnas: Women nightshift workers planning the everyday/everynight city»

Abstract: Cities are increasingly implementing nightlife economic revitalization through leisure activities. These night policies are often exclusionary and ignore people, especially women, who use the city after dark due to productive and care work. Women restrict their movement in cities at night because of fear of sexual violence. Although women’s fear has strong social components, the way cities are planned also impact women’s safety. I conducted participatory research with women night workers to analyze the barriers they face in their neighborhood-city-workplace. Women suffer discrimination and sexual harassment at home, in the public space and workplace due to gender, class and migration status. Fear of violence, the design of public spaces, and deficiencies in public transportation limit women’s night mobility. Women also highlight health and family consequences. I propose to shift from a night-life planning focused on leisure to a participatory planning approach that responds to everyday/everynight needs and values women’s experiences.

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Seminario de investigación « Estudios sobre la noche/Night Studies/Etudes sur la nuit » (21 de enero 2021)

Cooperación entre el CISAN-UNAM (México), el Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Montreal, McGill (Canada), el Institut de Géoarchitecture y el IDA-Brest (Francia). Coordinado por Edna Hernández González, Alejandro Mercado Celis, Will Straw, Jess Reia, Yolanda Macías y Michaël Spanu.

Programa

Linda English (Baylor University), “A Hard Day’s Night: Evening Schools in the United States, 1870-1910”

Abstract: Although economists and historians have made progress in understanding the rise of public education and the impact of child labor and compulsory schooling legislation in the U.S., the literature has neither documented nor analyzed a coincident feature of the educational movement – widespread efforts to enable children to combine work and schooling. Non-traditional forms of education – including evening schools and employer-operated schools, as well as part-time, half-time, and continuation schools – emerged in the early nineteenth century to facilitate education for working children.  Evening schools, in particular, were common throughout the U.S., and enrollment in these schools continued to increase throughout the nineteenth century. This paper traces the history of the “public evening school movement” in the U.S., examines schooling decisions in a unique dataset of child workers, and uses micro-level data to investigate the schools’ effects.  The findings of this study suggest that public evening schools had a positive role in improving literacy outcomes for working youths and children of immigrants.   

Nick Dunn (Lancaster University), “Rethinking Urban Nights: Cultures, Practices and Futures”

Abstract: Throughout history and especially post-enlightenment, perspectives on light and dark have been held in binary opposition across different cultural understandings, particularly in Western ideology. This longstanding view continues to influence contemporary views on darkness, thereby shaping how we understand and articulate urban nights. It has provided some with the need and desire to manage and control the urban night, often in relation to practices of consumption, resulting in homogeneity in urban places after dark. Far from being a uniform space, urban nights are increasingly recognised as diverse, situated and relational. Given the global onslaught of over-illumination and the malign social, health, environmental and aesthetic affects this continues to perpetrate, how can we rethink urban nights? This talk will discuss a variety of creative engagements and cultural practices that are expressions of different experiences and representations of the urban night. It will also explore some emerging approaches through which we might design with and for darkness. By drawing on these entanglements, the aim is to open up further dialogue on how we can respond to the creative, environmental, technological and social issues that urban nights present and speculate on their futures.

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