Dear Friends,

We look forward to your participation in the session: Rhythms of urban life: The politics and poetics of difference. The deadline for submitting the abstract on the IAG site is 25 March, 2016. i.e this week.   IAG 2016 conference sessions

Rhythms of urban life: The politics and poetics of difference

Study Group alignment: Urban Geography
Session organisers: David Kelly, Deakin University, and Michele Lobo, Deakin University

For this session we invite papers that explore the rhythms, textures and vitalities of urban life. Such explorations call for diverse theoretical and methodological insights into the politics and poetics of difference that is animating, experimental, ethically responsive and transforming. Drawing inspiration from the work of Katherine Gibson, Deborah Bird Rose and Ruth Fincher (2015), we ask how can such insights from cities and ‘ordinary’ urban places engender fresh perspectives and new knowledges for living with difference in the Anthropocene. We call for listening and privileging marginalised knowledges of diversity and encounter in a human/more-than-human world. Suggested themes include (but are not limited to):


Gibson, K., Rose, D B and Fincher, R (eds)(2015) Manifesto for Living in the Anthropocene, Punctum Books, New York. 


Please also send your abstract to David Kelly ( and Michele Lobo ( by 25 March 2016.


Kind Regards






Dr Michele Lobo

Australian Research Council Senior Research Fellow (ARC  DECRA)

Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Faculty of Arts & Education


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