Date: March 16 2023 Time: 15.15- 18.00 Venue: Gaia 1+2, Droevendaalsesteeg 3, Wageningen You can register here: https://forms.gle/7tzVSSa8hauuBXeDA Organized by: S4F Wageningen, CSPS and W*O*L*F* Key-notes Brigitte Wear Researcher and writer at The Jester and student of Wageningen University. Vatan Hüzeir Researcher-activist, advisor in climate change & energy, PhD-candidate on climate activism, director Changerism, […]
Paper | Transnational circuits of policy knowledge and discursive migration. The formation and transformation of planning policies in Argentina | Rodrigo Alves Rolo, et al.
We analyse the migration of academic and policy discourses that contributed to (de)legitimise the formation of planning policies in Argentina since the 1950s. We focus on the communicative/collaborative rationality discourses emanating from Anglo-American academic circles that played a role in the revival of the Argentine planning system between 2004 and 2015. We adopt an evolutionary […]
Paper | How to Design a Farming Robot Without a Monocultural Mindset?
The research for this paper was inspired by the realization that even though automation and robotics are being pushed heavily into monocultural industrial farming settings, very little is being done to explore and design automated tools for diversified and agroecological cropping systems. And yet, our experiments with strip and pixel cropping show that effectively upscaling […]
Publication | Present Checkpoint Futures: the relaunch op Checkpoint 300 in Bethlehem, the Occupied Palestinian Territories | By Alexandra Rijke
In this article Alexandra Rijke analyses the latest relaunch of Checkpoint 300 in Bethlehem as an expression of a specific ‘present checkpoint future’: in which the checkpoint’s arbitrariness and it’s ‘legitimised façade’ are intrinsically bound and an expression of the same violent future: a future with an enduring Israeli military regime in the Occupied Palestinian […]
New book | Green and blue spaces and mental health: new evidence and perspectives for action (2021) | By Sjerp de Vries, et al.
The WHO European Centre for Environment and Health has been closely following the research on green and blue spaces because of their importance in addressing human and ecosystem health in urban planning, especially in the context of climate change. Particular attention has been paid to the mental health effects of such spaces. The EKLIPSE Expert Working […]
Symposium | Public outdoor spaces and Covid-19 | June 24 -25, 2021, online
Since the start of 2020, the Coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we think and use public outdoor spaces. Repeated lockdowns and social distancing are now part of our daily lives. But what does it mean for the design of these places going forward? This symposium intends to highlight current research pathways, perspectives and practices […]
Publication| Developing Earthly Attachments in the Anthropocene | by Edward Huijbens
On Tuesday April 27, prof. Edward H. Huijbens, chair of the Cultural Geography Group at WUR, published a book on earthly attachments in the Anthropocene. Developing Earthly Attachments in the Anthropocene examines the ways in which the Earth has become a source of political, social, and cultural theory in times of global climate change. The book […]
Publication | Rethinking the biopolitical: Borders, refugees, mobilities… | by Alexandra Rijke, et al.
In this Short Symposium Claudio Minca, Alexandra Rijke, Polly Pallister-Wilkins, Martina Tazzioli, Darshan Vigneswaran, Henk van Houtum and Annelies van Uden reflect upon the growing relevance of biopolitical perspectives in camp studies, border studies, refugee studies and specifically in research at the intersection between mobility studies and political geography. This Symposium is the outcome of […]
MSc Course | A Global Sense of Place | March – April 2021, period 5
In the face of urgent environmental and societal challenges, how do we move towards inclusive futures? What is the role of people in places? And what can be our role as (social) scientists?
In this course, we explore inclusive place-based approaches to development.
PhD Defense | Shaping Claims to Urban Land. An Ethnographic Guide to Governmentality in Bukavu’s Hybrid Spaces | Fons van Overbeek | October 14th, 2020 at 11 am CEST
In Bukavu, a rapidly growing city in the troubled east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, neither claimants of land nor claimants of authority can solely rely on one identity or institution in order to secure their claims. Lasting recognition of claims requires constant renegotiation across a shifting diversity of competing individuals and their practices; […]
Paper | The most marginalized people in Uganda? Alternative realities of Batwa at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. | By Christine Ampumuza, et al.
Ampumuza, C., Duineveld, M., René Van der Duim, R. (2020) The most marginalized people in Uganda? Alternative realities of Batwa at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. World Development Perspectives 20: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wdp.2020.100267 Indigenous peoples such as the Batwa in Uganda are predominantly seen as marginalised groups, leaving little room for foregrounding their power, influence and involvement in tourism and […]
Blog | Un-finishing Stories: creating remote connections to wetlands | By Kate Foster and Pantea Shabhahang
Introduction Being an artist and being in quarantine, she did what artists have always done — make wonder out of limitation, privation, and boredom; illuminate the universal through the tiny aperture of the deeply personal. Maria Popova, April 2020, reviewing work by Sophie Blackall. Maria Popova poses a challenge for artists working within Corona restrictions. I had […]
Call for Papers | The role of sound in the construction of boundaries, identities and senses of belonging to the city” | @ “Sensing the city. Power, people, place” conference | Antwerp, Belgium, 6-8 July 2020 |
Organizers: Ana Aceska and Karolina Doughty, Wageningen University, the Netherlands Deadline: 15. March 2020 The sounds we hear in the city contribute to our senses of belonging and identity. Through sound and sonic experiences cities offer ground for boundary work along lines of religion, class, ethnicity, gender and other categories of difference. The sounds in the city and how […]
CSPS PhD Course: Critical Perspectives on Social Theory | March 20 – April 8 2020
[You can register here] Introduction This PhD course gives participants an opportunity to intensively engage with some of the major foundational movements in critical social theory. Participants who actively participated in this course can continue to explore contemporary expansions of those movements in their own research. The course is organized as an intensive discussion seminar […]
Workshop | SENSE -Exploring Soundscapes | January 16, 2020
January 16, 2020 | 14.00 – 18.00 | Orion Building, Room P5015 In the 1st workshop of the series Sense, See, Play, Tell! Creative methods for participatory research and beyond, we will explore sensory methods. The workshop will consist of 2 parts: 14:00 – 16:20 A lecture by Karolina Doughty (GEO) on sensory methods […]
Public Lecture | Prof An Ansoms | Land lost – land regained in transforming rural landscapes? Smallholder farmers navigating Rwanda’s agrarian and land reforms | Dec 18th 2019
Wednesday December 18th, 2019 | 15.00 – 17.00 | Leeuwenborch building Room C62 | Wageningen University In her lecture, An Ansoms will reflect on how different discourses on land reform -centred on rights, conflictuality or efficiency- have played a role in the reorganisation of Rwanda’s rural economy. Since 2007-2008, Rwandan authorities embarked upon an ambitious […]
PhD Defence | Alexandra Rijke | The Land of the Checkpoints: A study of the daily geographies of checkpoints in the Occupied Palestinian Territories
Friday Nov 15, 2019 | 13.30 – 15.00 | Auditorium, building number 362 Short summary of content When the Israeli state occupied the Palestinian Territories in 1967, it gradually imposed restrictions on Palestinian movement. At first easily circumvented by Palestinians, these restrictions have become an intricate, multi-layered ‘architecture of occupation’ over the last 50 years. […]
Seminar| De-migranticisation? An interactive discussion for practitioners and researchers on thinking and doing ‘inclusion’ differently
November 11th, 2019 | 11.30 – 14.00 | Lumen Building (aka ‘Building 100’), Room 2, Wageningen University Campus, Droevendaalsesteeg 3a, 6708 PB Wageningen Objective Migration scholar Janine Dahinden (Univ. of Neuchatel, Switzerland) has called for researchers and practitioners to think reflexively about how we engage with the deeply political concepts of ‘migration’ and ‘integration’ in […]
Call for papers | Rural Geographies Conference | Groningen 22-24 June 2020
Call for papers for the 3rd European Rural Geographies Conference, to be held in Groningen, The Netherlands, 22-24 June 2020 Conference theme: Rural Geographies in Transition Rural areas in Europe are under increasing and intersecting pressures, but many of these areas seem to be resilient. The landscapes, the actors, the uses, the challenges, and the […]
Wageningen Geography Lecture | Peatland Literacy: Excavating Interdisciplinary Sites of Learning | by Derek Gladwin
The Cultural Geography group cordially invites you to our Wageningen Geography Lecture by Derek Gladwin: Peatland Literacy: Excavating Interdisciplinary Sites of Learning. Monday October 28, 15:00 – 16:30, GAIA 1, with drinks afterwards.
This talk considers a multidimensional relationship between peatland literacy and interdisciplinary education. The morphology of peatlands through their wetland composition, as well as their positioning as cultural landscapes in parts of Europe such as the Netherlands, Ireland, and Denmark, reveal greater understanding of how to view them across various interdisciplinary and educational contexts. One of the benefits of interdisciplinary education involves integrating knowledge and methods from two or more disciplines to arrive at new discoveries. Considering the relational link between peatlands and interdisciplinarity, this talk explores how studying peatlands offers a flexible way of synthesizing ideas within learning, language, and representation. Peatlands function as alternative third or in-between spaces that can be an opening, invention, and place of constant transition across interdisciplinary learning.
Ph.D. Workshop | The invention of the New Zealand economy and the geography of statistics | by Russell Prince, Massey University
Thursday, October 10th | 12:30 – 13:30 | Leeuwenborch building, room C76 CSPS would like to invite PhD students to a late lunch and discussion with Russell Prince. In conjunction with the seminar later on that day, the event will be a relaxed space for students to engage with Dr. Prince on his work on […]
CSPS Session at RGS-IBG | 28/29-08-2019 | Calamitous ‘events’? Exploring perceptions of disaster timeframes | Convenors: Robert Coates and Jeroen Warner
CSPS Session at The 2019 Royal Geographical Society Annual International Conference (RGS-IBG) | 28/29-08-2019 | Calamitous ‘events’? Exploring perceptions of disaster timeframes | Convenors: Robert Coates and Jeroen Warner Notions of temporality lie at the heart of the idea of disaster, with lived ‘events’ underpinned by the existential experience of trauma or abnormality across a defined […]
New article | A harbour on land: De Ceuvel’s topologies of creative reuse | by Iulian Barba Lata, et al.
In this paper we explore creative reuse as a critical and imaginative mode of urban practice. By engaging with the case of De Ceuvel, an experimental community located in Amsterdam Noord, we submit three main affordances of creative reuse. Reuse value is accordingly discussed in relation to (a) abandonment, (b) the co-constitutive character of experimentation, […]