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Reading group (3rd meeting)

Reading (through) space - Thursday December 9 at 15:00 in Aula Parva

Dear Students,
as you already know, the Laboratory for Social Geography/ Laboratorio di Geografia Sociale (LaGeS) of the SAGAS Department is organizing a series of seminars for the academic year 2021-2022. The seminars have the general title Reading (through) space and take the form of reading groups focused on questions of space and society.
The monthly seminars, organised thematically into blocks of three, focus on questions of space and society and seek to introspect the discipline, asking what social geography is about, so as to eventually create a common platform for interdisciplinary dialogue within our Department (please find the poster attached).
The third LaGeS Reading (through) space seminar will take place on Thursday December 9 at 15:00 in Aula Parva
This concluding seminar of the Urban Marginality block, aims at going on with the empirical discussion. We intend to discuss two articles that mobilize different research methods and bring input from different geographical contexts. Precisely, the texts to be discussed and put in dialogue one with another are the following (also attached herein):
  • Curtis, A., Felix, C., Mitchell, S., Ajayakumar, J., & Kerndt, P. R. (2018). Contextualizing Overdoses in Los Angeles's Skid Row between 2014 and 2016 by Leveraging the Spatial Knowledge of the Marginalized as a Resource. Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 108(6), 1521-1536. doi:10.1080/24694452.2018.1471386
  • Aalders, J. T., Moraa, A., Oluoch-Olunya, N. A., & Muli, D. (2020). Drawing together: making marginal futures visible through collaborative comic creation (CCC). Geogr. Helv., 75(4), 415-430. doi:10.5194/gh-75-415-2020
For reasons of inclusivity, and within the internationalization framework of our Department, all seminars are held in English language.
As this is the last LaGeS seminar of this year, we intend to have a small aperitivo after the discussion. We could use this opportunity to conclude the academic activities of this year with a social event. For organizational purposes, please inform us about your participation at least three days in advance to the following addresses: &
We are eager to meet you all on Thursday December 9 at 15:00 in Aula Parva in order to exchange views on urban marginality and say goodbye before the Christmas break.
Nipesh Palata Narayanan & Panos Bourlessas, on behalf of the Degree Committee

25 November 2021


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