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Forthcoming research seminars
Narratives of Resilience Workshop - An Urban Worlds Cluster Event
This workshop seeks to interrogate the concept of resilience. Even after the most cursory of glances at this term, it becomes clear that ‘resilience’ is used in different ways, at different times, to different ends. That this concept should have a multiplicity of meanings perhaps shouldn’t surprise. However a key intellectual driver behind this event is the attempt to critically reflect on just what is invoked as and when any given topic has recourse to ‘resilience’. So, a definitional way of understanding resilience is not what is sought after here. Rather it is the attempt to understand what is meant when different actors use the term resilience. Having rejected the dictionary definitions of resilience, this workshop takes what might be termed the thesaurus take on the topic. We wish to understand something of the terms’ trajectory in different fields, bringing together various disciplines and concepts for which the term resilience has risen as a prominent discourse. Related to this is why open placeholders, such as resilience, assume positions of prominence. Thus the workshop aims to open up space for discussion of the varying narratives.
12.00pm - 1.00pm: Introductory Lunch
1.00pm - 2.30pm: Narratives of Resilience (Chair: Nathaniel O’Grady)
Chris Zebrowski (Keele University) - The Chrono-politics of Resilience
Rachel Gordon (Durham University) - Coping with Uncertainty: an ordinary case of traffic congestion
2.30pm - 3.00pm Tea and Coffee
3.00pm - 5.00pm: Politics of Resilience (Chair: TBC)
Lucy Rose (Exeter University) - Generating a practice-based narrative of resilience
Md. Nadiruzzaman (Durham University) - Environmental Change, Protection and Displacement: Knowledge, Politics and Voices of the Victims
Tom Henfrey (Durham University) - Title TBC
Discussants: Colin McFarlane & Ben Anderson
Drinks and Dinner
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