Institute of Australian Geographers & New Zealand Geographical Society Combined Conference
6-9 July, 2021, University of Sydney
The Institute of Australian Geographers and New Zealand Geographical Society Combined Conference will take place at the University of Sydney on stolen, unceded lands of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation.
Remembering, Reimagining Geography
The conference theme, Remembering, Reimagining Geography, is offered as an opportunity to critically consider how geography evolved the way it did, its influences on human and more-than-human worlds, and the contribution the discipline can make to more just and sustainable futures. Further details: HERE.
Session and Call for Papers
Ari Jerrems and Adam David Morton welcome papers related to the following call:
Political space, understood as the frameworks, infrastructures and geographies through which politics is exercised, has long been the site of intense contestation. In recent times, dominant constellations have been challenged by an array of social movements with diverse objectives, from contesting extractivism to forging spaces of autonomy and defending Indigenous sovereignties. At the same time, there have been numerous violent reassertions of state power often upholding colonial hierarchies and the interests of capital. To make sense of the current political landscape this session builds on the conference theme, bringing together papers seeking to remember and reimagine political space. On the one hand, papers will analyse the constitution of dominant notions of territory and sovereignty, from the violent bordering practices through which they are defended to the colonial imaginaries and violent histories underpinning them. On the other hand, papers will attempt to think political space otherwise, building on the imaginaries and practices of diverse thinkers, movements and anti-colonial struggles.
Deadline: 5 April, 2021
Please contact: Ari Jerrems (Monash University)
Set Image: Dale Harding, SPINE 3 (RADIANCE), 2018