The Unconscious and Emerging Behaviour (Sponsored by the Cultural Geography Study Group)


Organisers: The Difference Lab


The unconscious has become a key territory for thinking through the new science of behaviour where this science is fast being pluralized to include questions around the aesthetics, architectures and ethics transforming the governance of individuals and the meaning of being human. Recent human geographical work on affect, embodiment, performance, materiality, and habit has highlighted the discipline’s contribution to scholarship on the unconscious. This session aims to showcase the latest thinking on geography’s engagement with the unconscious that extends well beyond the interiority of the sovereign subject. Possible topics include the unconscious and: empiricism; technology; politics; performance; aesthetics; ethics.


Please send your 150 word abstract to by 28th February, 2019 and please choose ‘The Unconscious and Emerging Behaviour’ from the sessions list.

Please also send a copy to J-D Dewsbury and Scott Sharpe,



Dr Scott Sharpe


Deputy Head of School (Education) | School of Physical, Environmental & Mathematical Sciences|

UNSW at Canberra| Canberra ACT 2600| Australia|Tel: +61 2 62686296|Mob: +61431546097|

Fax: + 61 2 62688017


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