Join the Next Carceral Geography Conference in December 2022

Join the Next Carceral Geography Conference in December 2022

The 5th International Conference for Carceral Geography will be held in Australia as a two-day hybrid event (in-person and online) hosted by the University of Melbourne, 14-15 December 2022. The conference theme for 2022 is Confinement: spaces and practices of care and control.

Conference organizers invite individual or group presentations of scholarly, artistic or creative work that engages with one or more of the conference themes. The abstract submission deadline has been extended to Friday 5 August 2022.

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The conference aims to stimulate robust and thoughtful engagement with ideas and experiences of confinement across a diverse range of settings: from prisons and remand centres; immigration detention, border control and asylum; disability, aged care or children’s residential ‘care’ settings; places of human or non-human/animal captivity; to boundaries and borders created by law or conquest.

We are keen to explore theoretical and experiential perspectives on inhabiting, living and working in places of confinement and to examine the uneasy tensions within and across diverse sites, settings, histories, logics and practices of care and control.

Specific themes include:

  • Diverse sites of confinement, intersections of ‘care’ and control
  • Abolitionist perspectives on practices of coercive confinement and carcerality
  • Elemental (air, water, land) and sensory aspects (sounds, smells) of confinement
  • Art as a site/practice of resistance and/or memorialisation
  • Intersections of human, non-human & animal captivity
  • Historical sites of confinement, histories of violence
  • Monitoring, oversight and accountability
  • COVID, confinement and quarantine
  • Settler colonialism and its legacies
  • Time, temporalities, waiting
  • …and other related themes and topics