Thursday, February 23, 2006

Mobilities in Transit

'Mobilities in Transit: Rethinking the artefacts, images and surroundings of human motion and movability' is a conference in Trondheim, Norway, 14 - 17 June 2006.

Their call states that:

The imprint of increasing mobility in a globalizing world is so profound that it calls for analysis far beyond the fora of established academic disciplines. Only a truly inter- and transdisciplinary approach of research can guarantee to do justice to the complexity of problems emerging in the spaces of mobility.

The symposium aims at the development of a broader and deeper discourse with mutual enrichment between scholars from all relevant milieus. Might it be necessary to transform our understandings of mobility (and mobilities), as well as the scholarly modes employed in their study and in reflecting on them? Should science also start a movement that is analogous to "Mobilities in transit"?

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