Call for Papers: Nordic Geographers Meeting (NGM2017)
‘Young People’s Counter-Politics in Urban Space’
Nordic Geographers Meeting – Stockholm, Sweden – 18th – 21st June 2017
Associate Professor: Tracey Skelton, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore;
Professor Sirpa Tani, Department of Teacher Education, University of Helsinki;
Dr. Noora Pyyry Department of Teacher Education, University of Helsinki
In this paper session, we approach young people’s everyday lives in urban space with a focus on their participation in matters of equality/inequality. How do young people challenge, negotiate and engage with questions of inequality? How do they respond to discriminatory or restrictive policies and practices? What are their everyday political understandings of inequality? How do young people perceive inequality – some may concur with its practice, others dispute its inevitability?
We are interested in hearing about young people’s counter-politics in urban space. This includes young people’s social-material practices and emotional/affectual geographies, but also their involvement with inequality debates in the city. What role does social media play in these practices and urban youth-based initiatives? How does what they do affect and change the city? We want to hear about everyday political practices that are spatial-embodied, playful and often more-than-representational.
This session will generate discussion on how young people’s participation carves space for alternative forms of expression and how this relates to making more inclusive cities that allow for diversity, unplanned encounters and surprises.
We welcome papers that address the following themes:
· young people’s political agency in urban space
· multiculturalism and how it is lived
· processes of migration and mobilities
· young people’s approaches to difference and inequality in the city
· feminist geographies dealing with inequalities
Abstracts of 200 to 250 words should be submitted which include: title, name and affiliation of the presenters and their email addresses. Please send to these two co-organisers for submission by December 9th 2016 (note this is earlier than the generic information for the whole conference)
Associate Professor: Tracey Skelton, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Sirpa Tani, Department of Teacher Education, University of Helsinki Email: email@example.com