Confirmed speakers Prof Natalie Fenton (Goldsmiths, MeCCSA chair), Prof Jeremy Gilbert (University of East London), Prof Sue Clayton (Goldsmiths), Dr Myria Georgiou (LSE)
Our world is in the grip of a series of interrelated crises, many of which involve the creation, collapse & reconstitution of borders & boundaries – territorial (the “refugee crisis”, new forms of extractive neo-colonialism), socio-spatial (urban restructuring, segregation and displacement,) political (Brexit, Trump, the rise of the far-right globally) & personal (self-tracking, automated surveillance & digital labour). Even as some borders appear weakened due to technological change & the increased fluidity of social identities, new boundaries around national identity & ethnicity are erected in their place. The fracturing of the neoliberal consensus since 2008 has challenged conceptual boundaries relating to the economy, society & the role of the state, but no coherent alternative set of ideas has yet become apparent, let alone dominant. In Gramsci’s words, “the old is dying & the new cannot be born.”
Borders & Boundaries: Territories, Technologies, Transgressions locates itself in this historical moment, seeking to explore the forces of deterritorialization & reterritorialization active in this conjuncture. This conference – organised by PG students from the London School of Economics & Political Science & Goldsmiths College – seeks to disrupt & destabilise boundaries while creating productive border¬-zones where cultures & disciplines can interact.
We invite academics, students, activists, artists & others to submit proposals on a wide variety of themes related to the conference title incl, but not limited to:
Ideologies & hegemonies: techniques & practices of power (including: development & reproduction of dominant media narratives; statecraft; othering & erection of conceptual borders; participation as collusion & co-optation)
Oppositional communicative practices: participation, protest & rebellion: (incl: established & alternative forms of participation; the capacity of technologies to break boundaries & challenge hierarchies; social movement & protest politics)
Alternative & community media practices: transgressions & challenges: (incl: media & communicative practices of oppressed & marginalised groups; creation, disruption, rearticulation & reconstitution of personal & collective identities)
Altered media landscapes: political economies & technological change (including: the impact of new media on hierarchies & modalities of media power; changing political economies of data, digital infrastructure & mass media)
The politics of the sensory: modes & modalities of communication (incl; sensory technologies & methodologies; the internet & visual communication; transgressive and oppositional practice in arts; non-linguistic communication in mass media)
How to submit?
Submit your abstract by filling in the form at meccsapgn2017.com/submissions
by 21/03/17. If you are unable to fill in the online form, please contact us at email@example.com
Dates & times
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|26 Jun 2017||9:00am - 5:00pm|
|27 Jun 2017||9:00am - 5:00pm|
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