Conference

Relational landscape studies of urbanisation

Conference, 12–14 June 2014

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Alnarp, Sweden

Relational landscape studies of urbanisation

 

12–14 June 2014, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Alnarp, Sweden

 

This conference aims to explore the potential of relational landscape studies as a means to gain more nuanced understanding of the messy processes of urbanisation and peri-urbanisation.

The conference invites primarily landscape scholars, political ecologists and environmental historians for interdisciplinary discussions on landscape and relational geography, and its potential to provide critical accounts of 20th and 21st century urbanisation.

“My argument suggests ... that the forms of the landscape – like the identities and capacities of its human inhabitants – are not imposed upon a material substrate but rather emerge as condensations or crystallisations of activity within a relational field.”

(Tim Ingold, Being alive, 2011, p. 47).

© Mattias Qviström, 2014

Last update: 8 June 2014