Call for participation - Creating worlds: The affective spaces of experimental politics
- Please forward on to your networks, apologies for cross posting.Creating worlds: The affective spaces of experimental politicsMonday 14 January, 2013Royal Holloway, Bedford Square, 2 Gower Street, WC1E 6DP.10am-5pm***Attendance is limited to 30 people. Please submit a short (200 word) statement by 1 December 2012 on why you would like to attend when registering your interest to anja.kanngieser@...Geography has always been concerned with spatial and temporal ecologies productive of, and created through, political processes. Considerations of ‘political’ spaces and places – macro-political, global, micro-political and localised – are crucial to geographical research praxes, perhaps most especially to those hoping to conceive of alternative and imaginative pathways through the contemporary conditions of capital.Over the past decade, vocabularies of relationality and affect have been seeping into the more usual ethnographic and ‘grounded’ tropes that geography is known for. These vocabularies have placed an emphasis on the felt, shifting, sensed, complex, resonant aspects of how we live and work, inviting us to pose more questions than find answers, to remain flexible and mindful of the topological spaces and environments we inhabit and investigate. This has given rise to sometimes conflictive, sometimes enthusiastic dialogues that are becoming more popular with the opening of geography to less conventional methods and perspectives. Perhaps now more than ever, intersections are being forged through which we can experiment and speak about the political worlds we are implicated in.The day event will comprise of three round tables, each taking a particular conjunction as a starting point for interpretation and dialogue:- spatiality and affect (Chair: Dr Anna Feigenbaum);- spatiality and organisation (social reproduction) (Chair: Dr Fabian Frenzel);- spatiality and politics (Chair: Dr Gavin Brown).These conjunctions are in no way discrete, and many overlaps are anticipated. Each round table will be made up of three speakers, who have been asked to formulate a response to the conjunction, whether that be in the form of a question, idea, or trajectory.Each attending participant will be encouraged to bring one idea, or point of inquiry that they might like to discuss responding to the thematic conjunctions. A small amount of funding can also be provided for travel for unwaged/ under-waged participants, please indicate if you will need this in your expression of interest.Attendance is limited to 30 people. Please submit a short (200 word) statement by 1 December 2012 on why you would like to attend when registering your interest to anja.kanngieser@...This event is part of a series associated with the Protest Camps: Experiments in Alternative Worlds project http://protestcamps.org/ and is funded by an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship with Royal Holloway, University of London.