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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and J. Zoe Malot (email@example.com) by December 1st.
|Presenter||Nathan McMenamin*, University of North Carolina - Greensboro, "It's not necessarily an inviting place, but some of the people make it worthwhile:" Surveying Everyday Queer Geographies of the Fort Bragg Region||15||9:35 AM|
|Presenter||Clément Nicolle*, Paris 1 - Pantheon Sorbonne University, Gay places anywhere? Mobile dating applications and gay place-making in two French cities.||15||9:50 AM|
|Presenter||Beth Nelson*, University of South Carolina, Spaces of Inclusion and Exclusion: Algerians in France||15||10:05 AM|
|Presenter||Flavia Maria Lake*, UCLA, Placemaking in Koreatown: Brazilian Immigrant Entrepreneurship and Imaginaries||15||10:20 AM|
|Discussant||Jamie Winders Syracuse University||15||10:35 AM|
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