Planning and place: montage, post-human, milieu

Seminar at UiA May 12

The contestation of what we know and take as place and landscape is deep, not least from non-representational, non-human, and post-human theories. It seems us humans are now trying to domesticate the world to an unsure climate and ecological future, creating fear and frustration as well as radical change of landscapes and cities.

This seminar touches on three in-real-world intertwined problematics:
– Place and landscape as a montage; an assemblage of things, meanings,
and practices.
– The milieu as place of action and planning.
– Governing, planning and things on the move.

Our speakers:

09.15 – 10.00 Don Mitchell, Uppsala university:

«Planning and the Anti-Landscape: Or, Why There Will Never Be Public Participation
When It Really Matters in the Place-Making
Process»

11.00 – 11.45 Professor Tim Cresswell, University of Edinburgh:

«An Outline of a Theory of Place»

13.30 – 14.15 Professor Amanda Machin, University of Agder/University of WittenHerdecke:

«Landscapes of Ecological Agonism: On
Displacement and Disagreement»

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