OpenSpace Events

The collaborative style of working at the OU has been incorporated into a practical expertise at hosting and running a wide range of working groups, workshops, all of which have produced research outputs.

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OpenSpace Seminar: Post-Brexit Sustainable Food Systems

Guest speaker Dr Robert Biel (Associate Professor at The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, UCL) will be drawing upon his recent work on the sustainability transition, which he argues is necessarily not just about physical systems but about a transformation in the social, political and moral order.  In relation to food, he maintains that the physical aspect is…

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The Open University at the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2019
Wednesday 28th August

 

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Doreen Massey Annual Event, 27 June 2019 : Environmental Engagement and the Politics of Creative Practice
Doreen Massey Day Event 2019 The Open University, Hawley Crescent, Camden Lock 27th June 2019 Environmental engagement and the politics of creative practice.

10.00 – Registration / Coffee

10.30 - Introduction David Chapman

10.35 – 11.50 Session 1 Theorising environment, democracy and creative practice

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THE UNFINISHED IN ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN AND PLANNING
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SITUATED ACTIONS: TOWARDS SOCIAL DESIGN GEOGRAPHIES

In recent years the inter-disciplinary confluence of human geography with a range of other areas such as art (Hawkins, 2013), architecture (Jacobs, 2006) and creativity more generally suggests a confident, outward-looking disciplinary state. The relative absence of design from this intellectual intermingling is somewhat surprising, particularly given design’s…