In Scientific Cooperation with Daina Teters
Edited By Zdzislaw Wasik
Introduction: Unfoding the semiotic web in urban discourse 7
Introduction Unfolding the semiotic web in urban discourse The idea to formulate the investigative framework for the following collective volume, which encompasses a number of papers devoted to the semiotics on the city and the semiotics in the city, has originated from the editor’s interest in the visual communication pertaining to the expres- sions of interpersonal distance in the urban environment during the last twelve years. As for today, this interest domain has borne fruits in some thematic proposals of doctoral dissertation research opportunities. The initiative to organize a workshop devoted to the semiotics of the city had been undertaken in Riga at the Metamind 2008 conference. I had discussed this possibility with Daina Teters (Head of International Re- search and Art Project: Metamind, Latvian Academy of Culture, Riga, Latvia) and Roland Posner (Head of Research Center for Semiotics, Ber- lin University of Technology). Subsequently, I had submitted a summa- rized proposal of the workshop to the Director of the International Com- municology Institute Richard L. Lanigan (from Southern Illinois Univer- sity at Carbondale) at the International Symposium on Cultural Semiot- ics, in Nanjing, China, 15–17 November 2008. To begin with working activities, an idea had been launched to con- voke the Consultant Assembly for Discussing the Idea of Urban Dis- course in Semiotic Terms, which was organized in Wrocław between Feb. 27 and March 01, 2009 by the Committee of Philological Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Wrocław Branch, and the Philologi- cal School of...
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