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January 2019

23 January Reading Group: ‘The Great Mobilities Transformation’, Kafka and Polanyi

January 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm GMT

Our January Reading Group aims to build on discussions around the need for a ‘great mobilities transformation’, which may only be possible through extending our reliance on digital technologies. There is currently a push for intelligent mobilities, which neglects considerations of ethical issues and civil liberty. The Polanyi reading discusses the idea of freedom in a complex society. The Kafka reading is to help us think through how surveillance is becoming increasingly Kafkaesque - that is disorganised, opaque, random, excluding,…

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29 January Research Colloquium: ‘The Favoured Circle of Culture’

January 29 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm GMT

Wescley's second Cemore Research Colloquium will be held 2.30-4pm, 29th January 2019 in the Mobslab (B37, Bowland North, Lancaster University). Our presenter will be visiting researcher, Wescley Xavier, Professor at Federal University of Viçosa. He will discuss work in progress on the theme ‘The Favoured Circle of Culture’. Please see below for the abstract: ‘The Favoured Circle of Culture’  In 2016, the main Brazilian News portal – Globo.com – published the findings from research conducted by the City Council of São Paulo.…

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February 2019

“Tourism  Mobilities: pursuing a new approach on tourism studies” John Urry Fellow, Thiago Allis

February 4 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm GMT
FASS Meeting Room 3,

CeMoRe and the Department of Sociology at Lancaster University are thrilled to announce our John Urry Fellow for 2018-19, Thiago Allis, and to welcome him to Lancaster from 22nd January- 15th February 2019. Thiago will be the second awardee of the John Urry fellowship, taking over from last year’s fellow, Professor Gillian Youngs. Thiago is Assistant Lecturer at the School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities (EACH), at University of São Paulo, Brazil. His main duties are teaching undergraduate courses in leisure and tourism and supervising…

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February Research Colloquium: ‘Mobiles for Mobility- a Reflection and Proposal’

February 12 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm GMT
Mobs Lab, B37, Lancaster University
LANCASTER, LA1 4YW United Kingdom

Noel Cass, Research Associate- Organisation Work and Technology, Lancaster University, will be presenting an overview of his previous research on mobilities, relating them to his present project, before sketching an idea for a future research proposal in his colloquium: 'Mobiles for Mobility- a reflection and proposal'. We'll be meeting in B37 (Mobslab) B-Floor, Bowland North, 2.30-4pm, 12th February 2019.  Short description: 'My previous research on mobility has focused on how transport policies impact on social in/exclusion, with a particular interest…

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Bicycle Utopias: Imagining fast and slow cycling futures Cosmin Popan- Guest Presentation

February 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm GMT

This presentation investigates how notions of speed and fast cycling located at the forefront of recent ‘cycle boom’ are entangled with visions of innovative mobilities and urban sustainability. The contemporary institutionally-driven push for cycling stems from concerns regarding health, pollution or global warming as well as from efforts to fight congestion, support urban regeneration and put economies back on track. Faster and seamless cycling mobilities are thus framed as innovations that keep our cities on the move while implicitly assisting…

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