Volume 5, Number 1 (2012)

Conference Reports

THE 6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF CRITICAL GEOGRAPHY

Report by Blanca Rebeca Ramírez Velázquez

The 6th International Conference of Critical Geography 2011 (16-20 August) was held in Frankfurt,Germany. The venue was chosen by the members of the Critical Geography International Group. A longtime has passed since the 5th International Conference, held in Mumbai 2007, and previous conferences with participation by people from different parts of the world. The conference proposal laid out by the group was to critically analyze the geographical implications of the contemporary crisis of imperialism crisis, focusing on its global forms, consequences, dimensions and reactions to it around the world.

 

 

THE 18TH ANNUAL CRITICAL GEOGRAPHY CONFERENCE

LA DIECIOCHOAVA CONFERENCIA ANUAL DE GEOGRAFÍA CRITICA

Report by Miles Kenney-Lazar and John Lauermann

The 18th Annual Critical Geography Conference: Constructing a Radical Politics in an Age of Crisis took place in November 4-6, 2011, at Clark University, in Worcester Massachusetts. In this report the conference organizers summarize the results and offer some insights on the challenges and opportunities of mobilizing politically through the critical geography community. We argue that institutionalized actions within the academy, like this conference, are political events. We highlight the need for critical geographers to focus using the intellectual, financial, and institutional resources of the academy to facilitate activism and open new political spaces.

 

La dieciochoava conferencia anual de Geografía Critica –Construyendo una política radical en una era de crisis, tuvo lugar los días 4, 5 y 6 de Noviembre de 2011 en la Universidad de Clark en Worcester Massachusetts. Los organizadores de la conferencia presentamos a continuación un resumen de los resultados y algunas perspectivas sobre las oportunidades de movilización política a través de la comunidad académica interesada en la Geografía crítica. Proponemos que las acciones institucionalizadas dentro de la academia, como esta conferencia, son eventos de importancia política. De igual manera resaltamos la necesidad de aprovechar los recursos intelectuales, económicos e institucionales de la academia para facilitar el activismo y construir nuevos espacios políticos.

 

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