RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2017

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331 The Museum of Contemporary Commodities: creative propositions and provocations on the heritages of data-trade-place-value (1): Panel Discussion
Affiliation Digital Geographies Research Group
Convenor(s) Paula Crutchlow (University of Exeter, UK)
Ian Cook (University of Exeter, UK)
Sam Kinsley (University of Exeter, UK)
Chair(s) Sam Kinsley (University of Exeter, UK)
Timetable Friday 01 September 2017, Session 3 (14:40 - 16:20)
Session abstract How do we open out the messy digital geographies of trade, place and value to the world? How can we work with the digital beyond archives, spectacle and techno-dystopian imaginations. How do we do so in a ways that are performative, collaborative and provocative of the digital? This session convenes conversations that enliven geographical understandings of the governance, performance, placings and values/valuing of contemporary (digitally) mediated material culture and its heritages. Presenting propositions and provocations that stitch into or unpick the complex and sometimes knotty patchwork quilt of data-trade-place-value, we will push back against the normative authorities or discourses surrounding ‘the digital’ (however that might be conceived).

This session builds on the hosting of the Museum of Contemporary Commodities (MoCC) in the RGS-IBG’s Pavilion in the days leading up to the annual conference where it will join the V&A, Science and Natural History Museums on London’s Exhibition Road. Developed as acts of valuing the things we buy today as the heritage of tomorrow, MoCC’s artworks take the form of dynamic, collaborative hacks and prototypes; socio-material processes, objects and events that aim to enroll publics in trade justice debates in light footed, life-affirming, surprising and contagious ways as part of their daily routines. www.moccguide.net
Linked Sessions The Museum of Contemporary Commodities: creative propositions and provocations on the heritages of data-trade-place-value (2)
Contact the conference organisers to request a change to session or paper details: AC2017@rgs.org
Panel Discussion
Paula Crutchlow (University of Exeter, UK)
Ian Cook (University of Exeter, UK)
Ruth Catlow (Furtherfield, UK)
Philip Crang (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK)
Merle Patchett (University of Bristol, UK)
Alison Powell (The London School of Economics and Political Science, UK)
Dorothea Kleine (University of Sheffield, UK)
Panel Discussion