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First Mobilities Research Colloquium October 10th 2018

10th October 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm BST

This is a new initiative to facilitate engagement with Cemore visitors and fellows, as well as researchers at Lancaster who study mobilities or use the mobilities paradigm. Mainly aimed at PhD students, but staff and visitors are more than welcome,  it is an opportunity for us to discuss ideas in progress, develop concepts, methodologies, collaborations. It will run 2.30-4pm every other Tuesday, starting from 10th October until the end of Lent term (22nd March 2019). The focus is on work in progress, and ongoing research. Participants will have the opportunity to present aspects of their work or their thinking  in a very friendly environment in order to get critical constructive feedback.

In each session, one person will present their work for up to 30 minutes followed by an hour of questions and discussion. If you wish to present, please get in touch with Jessie Carbutt at cemore@lancaster.ac.uk, explaining what date works best for you and also including a short summary of the research you wish to discuss. Please refer to the table below for the current schedule and spaces available. 

The first Cemore Colloquium will be held 2.30-4pm, 10th October in the Mobslab (B37, Bowland North, Lancaster University). Our first presenter is Monika Büscher. She will discuss work in progress on the theme ‘The great mobilities transformation’. The abstract below gives an impression. We will also discuss a plan for future discussions.

About Time: Changing mobilities and creative urbanism

Monika Büscher, Centre for Mobilities Research, Lancaster University

“We act as we do because we can get away with it: future generations do not vote, they have no political or financial power; they cannot challenge our decisions”, a recent UN report states. But opportunistic use of normative disjunctures in time is only part of the story. How is (dis-)alignment between temporal, social, and moral orders done? And how do ‘we’ fail to connect across generations, spaces and times? As anthropogenic climate change and environmental destruction are making their monumental mark in the ‘deep time’ of geological earth history, ruinous collapse of large parts of the biosphere is made to happen in the lived temporal and normative orders of modernity, capitalism, and human time. People are notoriously bad at perceiving the ‘system-ness’ of their actions. However, not only are cities essential for a low carbon great transformation, they are also spaces of hope where temporal and normative orders of mobilities enable an emerging sense of crisis and of change. In this paper, I use praxeological reflections on the temporal organization of transport and traffic to explore the normative, prefigurative, performative momentum of changing mobilities and creative urbanism.

For more information, please message Jessie at cemore@lancaster.ac.uk. We look forward to seeing you there!

Subsequent Sessions are scheduled for 14:30-16:00: 

10 October Monika Buscher ‘About Time: Changing mobilities and creative urbanism’

23 October Discussion of mobilities concepts

20 November Andrea Victoria Hernandez Bueno ‘Becoming a Passenger’

4 December Wescley Xavier ‘The Favoured Circle of Culture’

15 January Yulia Golovanova ‘Consumption of Emotions in Couch-surfing Practises’

29 January Wescley Xavier: “The Favoured Circle of Culture”

12 February Noel Cass: ‘Mobiles for Mobility- a Reflection and Proposal’

26 February CeMoRe Showcase more info

12 March Peter Fuzesi more info soon!



10th October 2018
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Lancaster University
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