[Iag-list] CFP - NZGS-IAG: “Materials, mobilities and in/securities”

Kaya Barry k.barry at griffith.edu.au
Thu Mar 8 15:17:53 AEDT 2018

CFP – NZGS-IAG Conference, Auckland 11-14 July 2018

Session Title: “Materials, mobilities and in/securities”

Organisers: Kaya Barry (Griffith University) & Michele Lobo (Deakin

(sponsored by the IAG Cultural Geography Study Group and the NZGS
Mobilities in Geography research group)

Across scholarly and public debates there is increasing emphasis on the
potency of materials, objects, artefacts, and a range of nonhumans that are
integral to everyday mobilities and global flows. Materials are entangled
within policy, debates, and practices that govern how and where human
action is secured, conformed, and moulded into the pretence of a safe and
secure global society. Materials large or small - from personal belongings,
waste, bacteria, coal, or A380s - can disrupt or unsettle security
practices and future trajectories of global mobilities. We question how
in/securities are produced through materials and mobilities. How are non-
or more-than-human assemblages held to account for the challenges, changes,
and conflicts facing the world? Are contemporary mobilities systems
contingent on diminishing materials and risky assemblages? How might
attending to the intersections of materiality and mobility allow new
creative conversations and connections to develop?

We invite papers that speculate on the agencies, potencies, and
in/securities that are produced through intersections of materiality and
mobility. Theoretical, empirical, or innovative methodological approaches
on topics such as, but not limited to:

- Risky, disruptive, or un/in/secure material assemblages
- Mobilities and security design;
- Futures of transport, tourism, and material resources
- Narratives of migration and personal experiences of materiality

Please send abstracts of 200 words to Kaya Barry (k.barry at griffith.edu.au)
and Michele Lobo (michele.lobo at deakin.edu.au) by Monday 26th March.
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