This session aims to attract participants whose work centers placemaking -- broadly conceptualized as the power-laden social relations that (re)produce meaningful spaces. Geographies of race, space, and difference examines places as important sites of contestation and negotiation over belonging, race/racialization, and identity. Seeking to understand which people and narratives are included and/or excluded in these processes of negotiations - what does placemaking offer to this analysis? With a particular interest in emerging trends and conversations surrounding placemaking as a diverse spatial practice, we welcome conceptual, theoretical, and empirical research. Our goal for this session is to bring together a range of people working on placemaking who otherwise might not see their work in the same session.
Potential themes could include:
-Examining placemaking across different scales, contexts, and/or actors
-Social, political, and economic drivers behind placemaking
-Placemaking as construction of social categories and exclusions, along the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, (dis)ability, or national origin
-Geographies of inclusion and exclusion
-Resistance and placemaking strategies
-Creative placemaking/New cartographies
-Democratization of placemaking processes
Please submit abstracts of up to 250 words to Flavia Maria Lake (email@example.com) and J. Zoe Malot (firstname.lastname@example.org) by December 1st.
|Presenter||Yifan Sun*, University of Washington, Bo Zhao, University of Washington, Imaginary place: The encounter of geographical imagination with everyday places||15||8:00 AM|
|Presenter||J Zoe Malot*, UCLA Geogrphy, Contested Spaces And Artistic Places – The Aestheticization of Wall Space in LA’s Arts District||15||8:15 AM|
|Presenter||MyungIn Ji*, University of Kentucky, Becoming (In)Authentic: The Role of Aesthetic Placemaking in Gentrification||15||8:30 AM|
|Presenter||Mario Cardozo*, Kutztown University, Embracing self and others: Philadelphia animal murals||15||8:45 AM|
|Discussant||Jason Luger Northumbria University||15||9:00 AM|
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