10th Annual Landscape, Space, and Place Conference
Indiana University – Indiana Memorial Union in Bloomington, Indiana
March 3-5 2016
Landscape studies is multidisciplinary and has far-reaching academic connections and a diverse array of approaches that give the field its strength. The goal of the Landscape, Space and Place (LSP) conference is to bring together scholars across various disciplinary backgrounds to exchange ideas and consider novel intellectual perspectives. We also hope to encourage a more integrative framework upon which to build the future of the field. As part of the 10th anniversary of this rich and diverse conference, we are inviting faculty and graduate students to contribute abstracts that will comprise workshop-type panels and foster generative discussions about the role of space and place in our research.
Along with paper presentations, past conferences have included landscape architecture panels, artistic installations, and videos. Such submissions are also welcome and can be accommodated. This year the conference panels will be structured around specific topics and feature one faculty member invested in the particular field of study who will help facilitate a workshop-type presentation. Special consideration will be given to proposals addressing:
*Geographies of film culture and exhibition
*Digital landscapes, mapping, and geo-caching
*Global conflict, borders, and nationalism
*Queer spaces, gendered places, and visual culture
*Whiteness and racialized landscapes
*Archaeology and landscape history
Other paper topics or panels that will intersect with the theme of the conference:
*Visual culture and media studies
*Tourism, postcoloniality, and boundary crossing
*Environmental landscapes and politics
*Migration, geographies of everyday life
*Animal and posthuman geographies
*Architecture and theories of design
*Photography and documentary studies
*Soundscapes, sound studies, and sonar
Potential questions to address include but are not limited to: How do landscapes shape dynamics of power and how do these power structures in turn shape landscapes? *What are the relationships between spaces and cultural and artistic practices? *How can places influence conceptualizations of citizenship and political involvement? *What are some of the contemporary or historical ways of representing and experiencing space? *What are some of the ways of circulating and reproducing notions of place?
Past Keynote Speakers:
Kenneth Foote, University of Connecticut – Department of Geography
Janet Walker, University of California – Santa Barbara – Film and Media Studies
Yi-Fu Tuan, University of Wisconsin – Madison – Emeritus professor of Geography
Information and Guidelines for Submission:
The LSP conference will feature workshop panels of 3-4 people (this may include a faculty presenter/facilitator) presenting papers related to a general theme. Presenters should prepare 10-12 minute presentations in sessions that will be followed by a 15-20 minute Q/A. Papers and creative projects related to landscape, space, and place are welcome and encouraged. For any type of submission please include:
- a written abstract of 250-300 words,
- five (5) keywords to describe your project,
- list two (2) bibliographic references.
Submissions are due by December 18, 2015. Please submit abstracts here.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at IUlandscapeconference@gmail.com.
Organizing Committee Chairs: Katie Lind, Dan Johnston, and Saul Kutnicki