My colleague Jason Chilvers and I have two calls for papers open building on our work on systemic and relational approaches to participation in our UK Energy Research Centre-funded project.
The first call is for the 4S/EASST conference in Barcelona, August 31st – September 3rd 2016, on ‘Ecologies of participation: Thinking systemically about science and technology by other means’. The second call is for the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers’ Annual Conference, August 30th – September 2nd 2016, on ‘Relational Geographies of participation‘.
Both calls are about bringing together work from different disciplines and issue areas which goes beyond the conventional case study focus of most studies of participation. The 4S/EASST call focuses on approaches which broadly attend to ‘ecologies of participation’, namely the interconnections between different instances of participation, and which try to say something at a systemic level about participation. The RGS-IBG call opens up a number of different spatial registers for thinking about participation in a relational way, including experiments, technologies of participation and spaces of negotiation or controversy.
The deadlines for both are at the end of this week, so get in touch asap if you are interested in being involved in one of these panels.