A number of ARN members participated in this year’s Annual Conference of the Royal Geographical Society / Institute of British Geographers:
Julian Brigstocke presented a paper on ‘Enfolded Futures’ in a session on Suspending the Anthropocene: Impasse, Lost Futures, Déjà vu. He also presented a paper on’Biopolitical Authority, Laughter, and Violence in fin-de-siècle French Anarchism’ in a session on Historical Geographies of Anarchism: situating struggles, studying environments.
Leila Dawney presented a paper on ‘Soldiers’ bodies, authority and the militarisation of everyday life’, in a session on Domesticating Geopolitics. See the powerpoint slides here.
Sam Kirwan organised a session on Geographies of Debt and Indebtedness: Everyday and Comparitive Frames. The papers in this session brought together varied perspectives on debt burdens across a range of national jurisdictions and emotional registers, and provided a new agenda for investigating debt can be as a spatial (as well as a temporal and legal) relation.
Naomi Millner presented a paper on ‘Hybrid Traditions: Nature and the politics of knowledge amongst indigenous and agreocological communities in Central America', in a session on Knowing (and Engaging) Nature Otherwise.