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EVERYTHING MUST GO

… a conference about talking rubbish
Program
Saturday 21st January 2012
11.15-1.00pm ALTERNATIVE PERSPECTIVES ON THE USED CLOTHING TRADE
Chair: Professor Nicky Gregson, Durham University

Between A and B: Reprocessing Western second-hand clothing for global markets.’
Julie Botticello (Research Associate, SOAS)
‘The World of Calamity Clothing in Mozambique.’
Andrew Brooks (Geography, King’s College London)
‘The making of Unravel.’
Meghna Gupta (Independent filmmaker)
‘Oxfam Frip Ethique [...]

What’s Academia Got To Do With It? Looking for Community-Scholarly Balance in Co-developing Community-driven Research

Reflections on the relationship between universities and public audiences and communities are widely reflected in discussions of what I would call ‘Public Research’ — here’s one:
Wednesday, November 09, 2011, from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM, Galbraith Building, 35 St. George Street, Room 119
Community Development Graduate Collaborative Program Seminar Series
What does it mean to do community-driven [...]

Rewriting Lyotard

Conference, University of Alberta
February 11-13, 2011
Rewriting Lyotard aims to bring together students and faculty from the University of Alberta and universities across the US and UK, whose research considers the work of French philosopher Jean-François Lyotard. Over the course of two and half days of papers and discussion, presenters and audience members will have the [...]

Climate Change and the Urban Future

At Cancun this week , where delegates are discussing the 16th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) demanded that the focus on states be shifted toward a stress on peoples and a more local and specific vision of climate impacts. Kirt Ejesiak, Vice President of ICC Canada, voiced [...]

CFP: Performing Places

EASST Conference 2010
2-4 September, 2010
University of Trento, Italy
Performing Places
Convenor: Katharine Willis
“The space of the city is not a static reality defined by built forms or demographic facts, but is instead a form of spatial practice created by the interweaving of everyday actions and interactions of its citizens. These interactions are no longer confined to face-to [...]