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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Liberal Violence and the Racial Borders of the European Union - Dr Arshad Isakjee (Geography, University of Liverpool)

This presentation will examine how race underpins the European Union’s violent border regime. Drawing on two case studies, in Northern France and the Balkans, it will explore how border violence manifests in divergent ways: from the direct physical violence which is routine in Croatia, to more subtle forms of violence evident in the governance of migrants and…

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Online Lecture: Our Coast (with Vicky Johnson and Marcus Badger)
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OpenSpace Seminar: Geography in space and time

 

Jacob Obodai is undertaking his geography PhD research at the Open University and his talk will focus on the impact of artisanal and small-scale mining activities on food security in Ghana.

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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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