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Day three of the Society’s Annual International Conference is underway, with geographers continuing to examine a huge range of themes through the lens of Climate changed geographies.

One of these themes is migration. Throughout the conference a range of papers and research are being presented considering the topic from a variety of angles, including:

  • Politics of migration, including geopolitical struggles over movement and access to territory.

  • Post-Brexit migration and citizenship.

  • Bordering practices in different global contexts.

  • Asylum courts and the right to move, remain and return.

  • Lives and journeys of migrants and refugees.

  • The relationship between migration and art.

Yesterday afternoon a session titled The spaces and politics of migration, borders and law brought together scholars working on the political and legal geographies of migration, with presentations focusing on how law, legal practices and legal knowledges are crucial sites of political struggles over the rights to move, remain and return.

Today, Brexit reborderings: the UK’s changing immigration and border regime in the post-Brexit era will analyse the post-Brexit immigration and bordering landscape. In particular, this session seeks to interrogate new immigration and bordering contexts, policies, priorities and ‘pivots’ which have emerged as a result of the UK formally leaving the EU.

Migration and art are the focus of three sessions titled Geographies of migration and art that cover immigration policy, the role migrants play in creative industries and the impact of migration on creative practice. Over the course of the three sessions, researchers will explore how artistic practice can give insights into, and challenge popular assumptions about, migrant lives.

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