Dear all

IAG 2017 looks like it's going to be an exciting conference. Among the diverse and excellent proposed sessions, please consider submitting your abstract to ours:

Resist, Refuse And Re-Common! Critical And Creative Geographies Of Activism

Theme: Urban Geography

Session organisers: Donna Houston and Jessica McLean, Macquarie University

The performativity and political constitution of activist spaces and spaces of activism is a long-standing theme in critical geographical scholarship concerned with the production of social injustices, and the possibilities for collective action and transformation. Alongside more ‘traditional’ forms of organising characteristic of many mainstream social and political movements, geographers explore the diverse spatial, emotional, material, embodied, cosmopolitical and ‘more-than-representational’ forms that activism takes. The latter work especially focuses on the multiple, contingent, collaborative, storied, intersectional, experimental, artistic and everyday contexts of activist work in creating ‘common’ worlds and sustaining just and vibrant forms of public life. We are looking forward to hearing from people who are, or have been, researching and co-producing critical and creative sites of resistance, refusal and re-commoning.

Abstracts are due Wednesday 5th April.

Looking forward to seeing you in Brisbane,


Donna and Jess

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