This event will explore the geo-political ideas developed by Doreen Massey.
Doreen was exhilarated by the possibilities offered by Jeremy Corbyn’s election as leader of the Labour Party while at the same time, she was infuriated by the impact of neoliberalism and its associated veneration of finance capital.
At this event, we will work with Doreen’s ideas in order to analyse this current state of affairs.
Honouring her legacy, we hope to generate new insights and action. We are using her ideas to generate new insights and action for political possibilities in the contemporary conjuncture.
The event will focus on four themes: spatial justice and the state, political solidarities, new spatial divisions of labour, and environmental politics. There will be a mix of keynote speakers and workshops to enable participants to engage in collective thinking and debate about spatial politics today.
10.30-11.00 Arrive / coffee
11.00-12.30 Opening Remarks: Joe Painter
- Framings 1: Dave Featherstone
- Framings 2: Marina Prentoulis
- Framings 3: Bob Colenutt
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 14.45 Workshops:
- Spatial Justice and the State. Led by: Joe Painter, Athina Arampatzi
- Political Solidarities. Led by: Ellie Jupp, Diarmaid Kelliher
- New spatial divisions of labour. Led by: Ashok Kumar, Jo Littler
- Environmental politics. Led by: Kathryn Yusoff, James Marriott
15.00 – 16.00 Discussants: Jeremy Gilbert, Jane Wills, Richard Meegan
16.00 – 17.00 Tea