Konference: (Em)powering mobilities – Københavns Universitet

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Konference: (Em)powering mobilities

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Afholdt: 29-30. August 2018, Aalborg

The 10th Year Anniversary conference at the Center for Mobilities and Urban Studies (C-MUS) took on the pertinent themes of power, empowerment, and mobilities.

Wherever we face mobilities we also face questions of power, stratification, social differentiation, social exclusion, and immobilities. Contemporary mobilities and their infrastructural landscapes filter, channel, and sort the movement of citizen groups according to various underpinning rationalities of inclusion and exclusion. Moreover, the infrastructural landscapes bring unforeseen effects, disrupted mobilities, and fragile and fragmented outcomes as well. At times such selection leans on technical skills, at other times on embodied capacities, and yet other connects to (economic) resources.

Mobility capital in its various formats becomes a stratifying factor that enables and prevents particular social practices. Moreover, the formation of mobile subject categories and subject positions increasingly becomes contested spaces of political articulation and counter practices.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers
Keller Easterling, Yale University, US
Steve Graham, Newcastle University,
UK Paul McIlvenny, Aalborg University, DK

Time and place
The conference '(EM)Powering Mobilities' took place at Aalborg University City Center campus in Aalborg, Denmark,  August 29-30 2018.

The conference was supported by 
C-MUS Center for Mobility & Urban Studies
and
Center for Strategisk Byforskning