With just one week to go until the 2022 Annual International Conference, we have put together some programme highlights from across the week which you won’t want to miss.
The programme features a range of exciting sessions engaging with the conference theme of Geographies beyond recovery.
This year’s plenaries kick off with Tal Peretz (Auburn University, USA), whose lecture Getting from here to allyship will ask: when considering community recovery after discrimination, what is the place of those not personally impacted?
Other plenary lectures and panels (convened by Chair of Conference, Rachel Pain) include contributions from:
Siila Watt-Cloutier, Indigenous activist from Kuujjuaq, Canada who works on the effects of climate change on Arctic communities, Inuit culture and human rights.
Caroline Faria (University of Texas) lecturing on the marshes of state-private land development around Kampala, Uganda.
A panel discussion chaired by Jazmin Scarlett (University of East Anglia) on disaster recovery.
A panel discussion chaired by Helen Jarvis (Newcastle University) exploring the transformative potential of place-based community organising as a theory and practice of social change.
We also have a number of journal-sponsored lectures and panels including:
The observational and analytical notes taken by human geographers (sponsored by Area)
Myths and realities of 'left behind' and 'levelling up' (Antipode),
Bio-necropolitics of debt and survival (Political Geography).
Damage, recovery, and the geographies of military-civil entanglements (Space and Polity),
Abyssal geographies (Singapore Journal for Tropical Geography),
The everyday geographies of those who are concerned about changes in sexual and gender legislation and cultures (Tijdschrift Voor Economische En Sociale Geografie)
The politics of waiting, austerity and social reproduction (Geoforum).
There will also be a stream of policy-focused sessions on levelling up and recovery, convened by the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS) at Newcastle University and sponsored by the Government Geography Profession.
Highlights from the 350 sessions for those attending in person include a day of film screenings and discussion in the Northern Stage theatre, six exhibitions on campus, and a number of fieldtrips and walking tours.
The chair’s plenary and journal-sponsored sessions will be live in the Curtis Auditorium and live-streamed via the online platform.
Online delegates can join any of our hybrid or online sessions via the ‘Join session’ button sessions in the online programme.
Finally, don’t forget to join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #RGSIBG22.
Whether you’re a session chair, speaker, or attendee, we encourage you to share your thoughts about the sessions, ideas which inspire you, and any interesting research.
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