3 July 2012Naomi Millner and Ceri Price, two human geography PhD students are presenting their on-going research at the Annual RGS-IBG conference this week in Edinburgh.
Ceri is presenting field work she has recently completed in collaboration with the recent opening of Bristol's M-Shed museum and five local communities in Bristol. The work involves examining how learned visual grammars regarding place, memory, and identity become sedimented around standardized cultural tropes. She is presenting the work, part of her larger PhD research, in a session on 'Cultures of Enthusiasm'.
Naomi is presenting two papers in a day long session on the politics of enclosure, occupation, and re-imagining the commons. The new work builds from her recent writing for Antipode online and explores how the authority to occupy is reinventing the idea of the commons from a minority vantage. In a related session, the journal Antipode, edited by Bristol geographer Wendy Larner, is hosting Professor Katherine Gibson (Community Economies Research Initiative, School of Humanities and Communication Arts, University of Western Sydney) who is giving the 2012 Antipode RGS-IBG lecture, ‘Take Back the Economy, Any Time, Any Place: Pedagogies for Securing Community Economies‘.