[Iag-list] Whose Land Is It Anyway? Opportunity to submit an abstract

Libby Porter libby.porter at rmit.edu.au
Mon May 1 13:10:14 AEST 2017

Invitation to submit an abstract for the 2017 Symposium

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to *submit an abstract *
<https://www.whoseland2017.com/submit-abstract>for our symposium *Whose
Land Is It Anyway* <https://www.whoseland2017.com/>, to be held at RMIT
University Melbourne from the 14 - 16 November 2017.

Questions of ownership, occupation, belonging, tenure, and rights in land
profoundly structure the shape of cities, the lives of their citizens and
the possibility for intervention in their development. Social relations in
property and the distributional outcomes to which they give rise, are
therefore highly consequential for the socio-ecological futures of cities.

Yet ‘property’ is too often considered in its most narrow form – as the
private exchange rights that flow from individual ownership of land. This
view makes invisible the diverse, plural and alternative relationships to
place – that we might call ‘property’ – everyday in contemporary cities.

This symposium will bring together researchers, communities and
practitioners to discuss how to rethink property and belonging in
contemporary cities. Our purpose is to share diverse stories about everyday
property practices in order to build better conceptual frameworks.


We welcome papers that address the following kinds of themes and issues:

   - Indigenous socio-cultural practices in cities
   - Informal property practices
   - Housing and squatting movements
   - Anti-eviction and anti-gentrification movements that reorganise
   property relationships
   - Place-based struggles
   - Alternative mapping practices and decolonizing research methodologies
   - The ethics and politics of making visible marginalised everyday
   property practices

Only a limited number of abstracts will be accepted so that the symposium
can foster a genuine conversation among all participants. Abstracts will be
assessed based on: strength and coherence of conceptual contribution toward
understanding alternative property practices and quality of original case
study, empirical material or narrative contribution.

Submissions will be considered in June and all decisions communicated by 20
June 2017 to corresponding authors.

Please submit your abstract via the conference's website *online*
<https://www.whoseland2017.com/submit-abstract> or via the button below.

*Deadline for abstracts is 31 May 2017*.


The 2017 Symposium will be held at RMIT University in Melbourne by the *Centre
for Urban Research* <http://cur.org.au/>. The format will include
plenaries, concurrent paper sessions, contributions from local Aboriginal
Elders, and a field-trip. A symposium dinner and welcome reception will be
part of the program.
SUBMIT ABSTRACT <https://www.whoseland2017.com/submit-abstract>
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