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CALL FOR ARTWORKS: Art & Mobilities Exhibition @ Im|mobile lives in turbulent times: Methods and Practices of Mobilities Research conference.

CALL FOR ARTWORKS: Art & Mobilities Exhibition @ Im|mobile lives in turbulent times: Methods and Practices of Mobilities Research conference.

We are seeking submissions for an online exhibition on Jul 8th & 9th 2021

In turbulent geo-political, social and technological times attention to the role of im|mobilities is important. This is both true in relation to mobilities as a diverse area of academic enquiry, but also in terms of what it means to make art related to mobilities and movement.

The diversity of mobilities research, from the politics of migration control to corporeal acts of stillness and movement, provide insights that demonstrate crucial relations across multiples sites and scales of life, and across disciplines. The complex contextures of life and social order are made in and through the

interconnected im|mobilities of people, goods, resources, particles, viruses, ideas, information and more. Turbulent times demand creative agility in art works and creative research methods that explore, for instance: the micro-mobilities of CO2, soil, and microbes, intentional and forced migrations, more-than-human mobilities of both animals and technologies, to transport systems from walking to flight, and interplanetary imaginaries of escape.

We invite submissions of existing work from any artist or researcher working with the conference themes.

The exhibition will be in a virtual space online, with three options for submissions:

– Banner Image on the ‘wall’ of the virtual space = 1MB and 435x300px.
– Video as part of a showreel within the virtual space = 1920 x 1080px, no longer than 5 minutes. Link for YouTube, Vimeo or Twitch.
– A link to an external webpage or an online document.

Submit your artworks and a 300-500 word text for the catalogue by Friday May 14th 2021 to
j.a.southern@lancaster.ac.uk & k.barry@griffith.edu.au  

We aim to collaboratively write a multi-authored journal article based on the short texts, and reflections on the virtual exhibition. If you would like to be part of this, please indicate in your submission.


For more information about the event

Im|mobile lives in turbulent times:
Methods and Practices of Mobilities Research conference,

click here, to visit the website of the Northumbria University.


 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: TRANSFORMING MOBILITY IN ERVERYDAY LIFE

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: TRANSFORMING MOBILITY IN ERVERYDAY LIFE

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Masterclass on ‘Automated, connected and cooperative mobilities’

Automation is a fast moving phenomenon that has already entered the mobility arena.
Artificial intelligence is a “technological tsunami” (Elliott 2018) that transforms modern lives, communication, intimacy, production, design, and not at last: mobilities deeply and unavoidably.
This masterclass, co-organized by Erasmus+ EU Research Network CCAMEU and HfWU, focusses on the current research and specifically PhD work on the topic.

The social implications and consequences of the transformations will be centre stage.
Attend and discuss with Dr Weert Canzler (Berlin) and Dr Jack Stilgoe (London), who
will give the keynotes.

Deadline: 31 March 2021, 24.00 CET

Submit your abstract and present your ongoing PhD work at the masterclass on

‘Automated, connected and cooperative mobilities’ with international experts.
Four papers will be invited to discuss at the event.

Please send a maximum length of one page abstract by 31 March, with the subject line
“automatedmobilitiesmasterclass”.

Submission Requirements:

Document type : Pdf
Text font : Arial
Font size : 11
Presented Information : title, author, affiliation, abstract, keywords

Submission to nusrat.moutusi@hfwu.de

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New Book: Handbook of Research Methods and Applications for Mobilities

New Book: Handbook of Research Methods and Applications for Mobilities

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications for Mobilities

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications for Mobilities

Edited by Monika Büscher, Lancaster University, UK, Malene Freudendal-Pedersen, Aalborg University, Denmark, Sven Kesselring, Nürtingen-Geislingen University, Germany and Nikolaj Grauslund Kristensen, Aalborg University, Denmark

Exploring the growing field of mobilities research, this Handbook focuses on the flows and movements of people, artefacts, capital, information and signs on different social and geographical scales. It examines the systems and practices of mobilities within societies, politics, cultures and economies from different theoretical, epistemological and methodological perspectives.

Reflecting the variety and diversity of research methods and applications, contributions from top scholars highlight the multiple dimensions of mobilities, from transport to tourism, cargo to information, and across physical, virtual and imaginative mobilities. Chapters analyse mobilities from different angles and scales, emphasising interdisciplinarity by looking at how researchers engage with mobile methods.

An inspirational toolbox of research methods and applications for mobilities, sociology and human geography scholars, this Handbook provides both qualitative and quantitative insights to the topic. It will be of interest to policymakers and urban planners looking for a better understanding of the impact and importance of mobilities in contemporary societies.

The book can be puchased from Edward Elgar Publishing.

New Book: Sharing Mobilities New Perspectives for the Mobile Risk Society

New Book: Sharing Mobilities New Perspectives for the Mobile Risk Society

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Sharing Mobilities: New Perspectives for the Mobile Risk Society

Sharing Mobilities, edited by Sven Kesselring, Malene Freudendal-Pedersen and Dennis Zuev focuses on the emergence of future sustainable and collaborative mobility cultures. At the intersection of physical and virtual capacity and access to people, goods, ideas, and services, this book poses fundamental challenges and opportunities for governance, economy, planning, and identity.

The future of new collaborative forms of consumption and sharing would play a key role in the organization of everyday life and business. Sharing mobilities is more than simply sharing transport, and its diverse impacts on society and the environment demand thorough theory-led sociological research. With an extensive global range, the contributors present radical manifestations of sharing capacities throughout diverse countries, including Germany, Denmark, Japan, and Vietnam. The phenomenon of mobility is highly actual and social as well as politically relevant and urging.

This collection focuses on open questions from the perspective of the mobilities turn while presenting state-of-the-art theory-based articles with applied perspectives. An ideal read for scholars based in social science and the interdisciplinary research on mobility, transports, and sharing economy. Sociologists, geographers, economists, urban governance researchers, and research students would also find this book of interest.

The book can be purchased from Routledge’s bookshop.

Im|mobile lives in turbulent times: Methods and Practices of Mobilities Research.

 

Call for Papers

We invite you to be part of the conference

Im|mobile lives in turbulent times: Methods and Practices of Mobilities Research.

Thursday July 9th and Friday July 10th 2020

At Northumbria University, Newcastle Business School, City Campus East, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8S .

This is an interdisciplinary, creative and experimental collaboration between Newcastle Business School, Northumbria NBS Tourism (MOS)

with MFRN (Mobilities Research Network), the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences at Northumbria University

and the Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe) Lancaster University.

Our aim is to offer a platform through which developments and insights of multi-modal methodologies can be applied to a range of interests,

geographical contexts and experiences. We invite contributors from any discipline, including social sciences and the arts,

digital design and technology, medicine, psychology, urban planning and business innovation.

Information about themes and registration please check out the link below.

https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/about-us/news-events/events/2020/07/mobilities-symposium/

Please, submit your abstract of maximum 300 words for consideration either via the website or send to Sharon3.wilson@northumbria.ac.uk by December 18th 2019. Acceptance confirmation January 14th 2020.

We are really looking forward to seeing you all!