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CeMoRe Workshop - Stranded: Lava, dust, people and aeroplanes

Date: 27 May 2010 Time: 11.00am to 4.30pm

Venue: Bowland North Seminar Room 25

Stranded at the airport
Stranded at the airport

Stranded: Lava, dust, people and aeroplanes

Workshop 27 May 2010, 11am - 4:30pm, Bowland North Seminar Room 25

Organised by: David Barton, Monika Buscher, John Urry

In this workshop we discuss the immobilization of thousands of travellers caused by the volcanic ash from Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano. We would like to invite presentations on experiences, implications and inspiration, including:

  • pleasures and anxieties of enforced waiting, uncertainty and delayed arrival
  • 'slow travel' and novel forms of travel
  • experiences of silences and absence of contrails across our land- and cityscapes
  • communication practices, use of social technologies and ICT
  • implications for the economy, politics and mobility futures
  • emergency management and leadership
  • unified air traffic system and standards



Who can attend: Anyone


Further information

Associated staff: David Barton (Linguistics and English Language), Monika Büscher, Greg Myers (Linguistics and English Language), John Urry

Organising departments and research centres: Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe), Geography, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts, Lancaster Literacy Research Centre, Linguistics and English Language, Media and Cultural Studies, Mobilities.Lab, Sociology

Keywords: Mobilities, Transportation, Travel


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