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Conference Agenda

Wednesday 18th May (Math Building, MS.04)

Pre-Conference Film Night – Sur les Toits, 18:00

Discussant Panel: Film Director Nicolas Drolc, Prof. Stuart Elden, Dr. Anastasia Chamberlen and Dr. Oliver Davis.

Thursday 19th May (SU Building, Room 4)

9:30-10:15 Registration. Tea and coffee

10:15-10:30 Introductory Note

10:30-12:00 Session 1: Bodies, Security and State Spaces (chaired by Dr. Charlotte Heath-Kelly)

‘Security Beyond the Walls: Public-Private Policing Arrangements in Recife’ [Carolina M. Frossard, University of Amsterdam]

‘Certainty and Uncertainty: the Negotiation of Danger Markers in Nairobi’ [Francesco Colona, University of Amsterdam]

‘Visual representations of statist violence - freedom of movement struggles in Calais’ [James Ellison, Loughborough University]

‘Irom Chanu Sharmila – The woman with the feeding tube: Body, violence and the state of exception’ [Tanvi Pate, University of Warwick]

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-14:30 Session 2: Materiality and State Spaces (chaired by Dr. Chris Rossdale)

“From the Angle of a Vessel: The refugee ship as a ‘viapolitical’ site of strategic political action” [Elizabeth Alexander, Royal Holloway, University of London]

“The Missing Politics of Vulnerability: The State and the Co-production of Climate Risk in Informal Urban Settlements” [Arabella Fraser, King’s College, University of London]

14:30-15:00 Tea and coffee

15:00-16:30 Session 3: The Urban and State Spaces (chaired by Aya Nassar)

“Billboard space in Egypt: reproducing state space and dominating space of representation” [Mohammad AboTera. Cairo]

“(Dis)assembling the Urban in Documentary Photography” [Vladimir Rizov, University of York]

“State Space and the City: the ’56-ers Square in Budapest” [Melinda Harlov, Eötvös Loránd University]

16:30-18:00 Keynote Address:

“The rule of walls: an architectural reading of the State’s “legitimate” use of violence” - Léopold Lambert, founder and editor of the

(chaired by Prof. Stuart Elden)

18:00 Drinks Reception

Friday 20th May (SU Building, Room 4)

9:30-10:00 Tea and coffee

10:00-11:30 Session 4: Cartographies and State Spaces (chaired by Dr. Marijn Nieuwenhuis)

“Mapping in Political Geography: Critical Geopolitical Cartographies of the Islamic State” [Thomas Jackson, University of Cambridge]

“Whose is this space? Collaborative Cartography and a way to navigate oppressive spaces” [David Scheuing, Marburg]

“There’s a Hole in the Map: Interstitial Politics Against the Space of Sovereignty” [Niklas Plaetzer, SciencesPo]

11:30-11:45 Tea and coffee

11:45-13:15 Session 5: Coloniality and State Spaces (chair Javier Moreno Zacares)

“New topologies of recolonization and spatial violence along the Juarez Valley” [Ricardo Marten Caceres, University College London]

“The Making of Non-Citizenship: Linguistic Politics in Montreal” [Stephanie Najjar, John Hopkins University]

“The International Historical Sociology of Brazilian State-Formation” [ Pedro Salgado , University of Sussex ]

“Rethinking sovereignty and juridical forms of capital accumulation from the perspective of coloniality: The large-scale gold mining and the Constitutional State in Colombia” [Ximena Sierra-Camargo, University of Rosario/University of Kent]

13:15-14:15 Lunch

14:15-15:45 Plenary Address:

“Assemblage, Globalization and the State” - Prof. Michael Woods, University of Aberystwyth (chaired by Prof. Nick Vaughan-Williams)

15:45 Concluding notes