Research creation in politically fraught contexts

Type: Panel
Theme: Public Engagement in Geography
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Day: 4/13/2018
Start / End Time: 3:20 PM / 5:00 PM
Room: Endymion, Sheraton, 8th Floor
Organizers: Alessandra Renzi
Chairs: Alessandra Renzi


This panel brings together researchers from geography, history, journalism and communications to discuss new methods for data collection and knowledge production in politically fraught contexts--evictions of informal settlements, police repression, climate disasters, and so on. The panelists discuss their experiences and case studies working with communities where the research produced needs to have immediate and tangible effects on the realities under scrutiny. Special attention is paid on new methods to collect and disseminate data, as well as on the ethics and negotiations involved in each case study. How might practices of creative, sensory or participatory mapping be used to navigate these fraught contexts?


Type Details Minutes
Panelist Alessandra Renzi Concordia University 20
Panelist Fabian Frenzel University of Leicester 20
Panelist Nalini Mohabir Concordia University 20
Introduction Anna Feigenbaum Bournemouth University 10

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