[Iag-list] Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Brisbane, 11-14 July 2017

Michele Lobo michele.lobo at deakin.edu.au
Thu Mar 30 10:54:26 AEDT 2017


Dear Friends

We welcome  abstracts for the IAG 2017 Annual Conference. The deadline for entering abstracts on the website  is getting closer - Wednesday 5th April. Please also help us to reach out to doctoral students and others who may not be part of this IAG list

1)Difference And Affective Ecologies Of Place: Experimenting With Creative Knowledges Of Belonging And Coexistence  list of sessions appears here<https://absoluteevents.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/iag2017/web/ExtraContent/ContentSubPage?page=1&subPage=4>
Theme: Cultural Geography (Sponsored by Cultural Geography Study Group/Urban Geography Study Group)
Michele Lobo, Deakin University; Michelle Duffy, University of Newcastle and Kaya Barry, Deakin University
Given the limitations of western scientific policy responses to climate change, we ask what are the tensions and possibilities for integrating Indigenous, and non-western knowledges of belonging and ethical coexistence to transform our relationship to the earth? This place-based knowledge conceptualises the nonhuman as 'materially constitutive of the possibilities of life' on earth and is crucial to move thinking away from romantic or dehumanizing notions of 'nature' (Yusoff 2015: 5; Head 2016). It interrogates the nature/culture split, values diverse modes of existence and speaks back to top-down planning approaches underpinned by land-based imaginations and histories of imperialism (Steinberg 2011; Carter 2013; Mukherjee 2014). Co-creating alternative politics of belonging and co-existence involves multi-sensuous and often unexpected encounters that are fundamental to the constitution of place, identity and subjectivity. Within these moments, affective, emotional and bodily resonances draw attention to the multiplicity of place-based knowledges that are formed and re-formed through encounters. Given the vulnerability and fragility of human and nonhuman life is at the forefront of global policy agendas of inclusion, yet global leaders are rapidly denying anthropocentric climate change, it is necessary to explore the often overlooked diversity of our actions (Coaffee 2013; Gibson et al. 2015).

Presenters are invited to explore relevant themes that may include

  *   Knowing place and communicating knowledge through interdisciplinary and creative techniques
  *   Affective ecologies, life/non-life and the fabric of place
  *   Vulnerability, belonging and coexistence
  *   Lively infrastructures, mobility and urban aesthetics
  *   Emotion, affect and community resilience
  *   Difference, cultural justice and the politics of climate change denial
We welcome papers or presentations of creative research methods that address these themes.
Please submit your abstracts of 200 words on the conference website<https://absoluteevents.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/iag2017/web/ExtraContent/ContentSubPage?page=1&subPage=3> by Wednesday 5 April. Please also send your abstracts to Michele Lobo michele.lobo at deakin.edu.au<mailto:michele.lobo at deakin.edu.au> and Kaya Barry Kaya.barry at research.deakin.edu.au<mailto:Kaya.barry at research.deakin.edu.au>
2) New Directions In Cultural Geography list of sessions appears here<https://absoluteevents.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/iag2017/web/ExtraContent/ContentSubPage?page=1&subPage=4>
Theme: Cultural Geography (Sponsored by Cultural Geography Study Group)
Michele Lobo, Deakin University; Danielle Drozdzewski, UNSW and David Bissell, Australian National University
Cultural geography comprises a wide-ranging group of geographical sub-disciplines. Cultural domains of geographical research continue to grow in breadth and depth, with expanding theoretical formulations, methodological approaches and fields of interest. Cultural geographers embrace the material, discursive and sensory moments of spatiality. These cultural dimensions are increasingly recognised across the full spectrum of geographical research, as seen in the emergence and growing popularity of such concepts as cultural economy, cultural politics, cultural ecology and nature-cultures. The vitality and range of cultural geography invites regular reflection. Accordingly, in this session we provide a forum to showcase recent cutting-edge research in cultural geography in Australia, New Zealand and beyond.
Please submit your abstracts of 200 words on the conference website<https://absoluteevents.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/iag2017/web/ExtraContent/ContentSubPage?page=1&subPage=3> by Wednesday 5 April. Please also send your abstracts to Michele Lobo michele.lobo at deakin.edu.au<mailto:michele.lobo at deakin.edu.au>, Danielle Drozdzewski danielld at unsw.edu.au<mailto:danielld at unsw.edu.au> and David Bissell David.Bissell at anu.edu.au<mailto:David.Bissell at anu.edu.au>
Kind Regards

Michele Lobo


Dr Michele Lobo
Email: Michele.Lobo at deakin.edu.au<mailto:Michele.Lobo at deakin.edu.au>
Twitter: @michelelobo29
Web: http://www.deakin.edu.au/about-deakin/people/michele-lobo
Editor, Social & Cultural Geography
Editor, Book Reviews/Critical Dialogues, Postcolonial Studies Journal
Lobo, M. (2017). Re-framing the creative city: Fragile friendships and affective art spaces
                                    in Darwin, Australia. Special issue article: Urban friendship networks: Affective
                                    negotiations in the city (eds) L Kathiravelu and T Bunnell  Urban Studies, 1-16. DOI:
                                         10.1177/0042098016686510




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