RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2015

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253 Wet Geographies III (2): Water-worlds – Wet Geographies Panel Discussion
Affiliation History and Philosophy of Geography Research Group
Convenor(s) Veronica Vickery (University of Exeter, UK)
Chair(s) Philip E. Steinberg (Durham University, UK)
Timetable Friday 04 September 2015, Session 2 (11:10 - 12:50)
Room Queen's Building - Lecture Theatres 4.1 & 4.2
Session abstract This session will bring together a panel made up of representatives from the series of Wet Geographies discussions. Bringing together researchers and artists involved in water, the panel will pick up and discuss key themes that have emerged across the series of Wet Geographies discussions, focusing on the processual and eventful nature of water-worlds, human patterns of living with these watery spaces and the political imperatives encapsulated within these complex geo-physical circulations and ever re-forming environments.. Topics are likely to include:
• Ontological approaches associated with the verticality, fluidity, and dynamism of the ocean;
• Thinking beyond the ocean to encounters, droughts and adaptations with and of water more generally;
• Considering how art practices can be used to enhance our understanding and experience of these watery spaces, and similarly how understanding the world as ontologically fluid can be used to reflect back on practices.
Linked Sessions Waterworlds Arts Programme - Exhibition
Water-worlds: Arts Performance by PIDGE
Waterworlds Art Programme - Film Screening (1)
Wet Geographies III (1): Water-worlds – art practices and wet ecologies
Waterworlds Art Programme - Film Screening (2)
Contact the conference organisers to request a change to session or paper details: AC2015@rgs.org
Wet Geographies III: Water-worlds – Wet Geographies Panel Discussion
Rona Lee (Northumbria University, UK)
Veronica Vickery (University of Exeter, UK)
Rachael Squire (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK)
Elspeth Probyn (University of Sydney, Australia)
Katherine Jones (University of the West of England, UK)
Rebecca Farnum (King's College London, UK)
This session will bring together a panel made up of representatives from the series of Wet Geographies discussions. Bringing together researchers and artists involved in water, the panel will pick up and discuss key themes that have emerged across the series of Wet Geographies discussions, focusing on the processual and eventful nature of water-worlds, human patterns of living with these watery spaces and the political imperatives encapsulated within these complex geo-physical circulations and ever re-forming environments.. Topics are likely to include:
• Ontological approaches associated with the verticality, fluidity, and dynamism of the ocean;
• Thinking beyond the ocean to encounters, droughts and adaptations with and of water more generally;
• Considering how art practices can be used to enhance our understanding and experience of these watery spaces, and similarly how understanding the world as ontologically fluid can be used to reflect back on practices.