Symposium: Landscape Citizenships

Date: 16 November 2018 [09:00 – 17:00]

Location: Conway Hall, London


09:00 Registration and welcome

09:30 Session A: From the Bioregional to the Virtual

  • Of Spinsters and Species: Locating a Bioregionalist Citizenship in Nineteenth-Century American Women’s Writing – Rachael DeWitt [University of California Davis]
  • The Common Line: engaging landscape and citizenships through art-geography and digital encounters – John Wylie [University of Exeter], Paula Crutchlow, [Blind Ditch / University of Exeter] Volkhardt Muller [Blind Ditch], John Drever [Blind Ditch / Goldsmiths], Chris Hunt [Controlled Frenzy]
  • Living on the Edge (of Place): Territory, Marginality, Identity and the Uncanny – Joern Langhorst [University of Colorado, Denver]

11:00 Session B: Unsettling Traditions

  • Legacies of Violence: Land, Law, and Indigeneity in the American West – Danika Cooper [UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design]
  • Belonging but not Belonging: Center, Periphery, and the Herders of Mustang – Dane Carlson [REALMS]
  • Debating landscape citizenship on the coast: conflicting views from the Bulgarian Black Sea and Yorkshire North Sea shores – Anna S. Antonova [University of Leeds]

13:15 Session C: Citizenships and Urbanity

  • Beirut’s shrinking public realm: landscape and political empowerment – Jala Makhzoumi [American University of Beirut]
  • Citizens of Speculation – Christopher Marcinkoski [University of Pennsylvania School of Design]
  • Unearthing Citizenship in Envirotechnical Waste Landscapes – Cathrine De Almeida [University of Nebraska-Lincoln]

15:00 Session D: Marginalisation, Migration and Identity

  • The Right to Landscape: Considering the role of landscape visuality in the afterlives of coloniality – Zannah Mæ Matson [University of Toronto]
  • Spatial inequalities and marginalization: the border-scape condition of Syrian displaced in Lebanon – Maria Gabriella Trovato [American University of Beirut]
  • The Constructed Identity of Disaster Aid Workers and Their Place in the Affected Community – Mary M. Nelan [University of North Texas]

16:30 Discussion and close