all thanks be to God :-)
i'll be able to attend the Royal Geographical Society's annual international conference - on the theme of Geographies of Co-production - from 26 to 29 August 2014 :-)
the conference is hosted by the Society in collaboration with the Institute of British Geographers, and will be at the Society's premises in London.
this will be the third time i'm attending, and my very first time i'm actually convening a session!
i've titled the session Geographies of making: the jazz of participatory fabrication, improvisation and hackerspaces. i am very honoured that it is one of eight sessions sponsored by the Economic Geography Research Group.
four guests from various parts of the world, and myself, will be reading papers at this session. they are:
- Suntje Schmidt (Leibniz-Institut für Regionalentwicklung und Strukturplanung) on innovation and creative labs in Berlin - organising temporary spatial configurations for innovations;
- Michael Vallance (Future University Hakodate) on a learner-centred design for tele-robotic collaboration;
- Ladan Cockshut (Durham) on navigating the digitisation and gamification of citizen science;
- myself on examples and enactments of maker culture in the Asia-Pacific; and
i'll post more details as soon as i know of them :-)
i hope to meet some of you there, perhaps :-)