2016 Conference

The 11th Annual Critical Geographies Mini-Conference was held on October 22nd, 2016 at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA. The conference received support from both the Geography and Planning Departments. Below are the papers presented and their authors.


Simon Springer– “Beautiful Anarchism: Relational Geography and the Politics of Becoming”.

Peter Dunn– “Seeing and Being Seen: Boundaries of Attention in the Software-Mediated City”.

Ronnie Thibault- “The Cultural Politics of Representation, Global Development & Developmental Disabilities in the United States.”

Maggie Wilson– “Culture, Difference, and Mental Illness.”
Caitlin Alcorn- “Regulating Care: Precarious Labor, Homecare Workers and the Fair Labor Standards Act.”

Dawn Hoogeveen and Emily Rosenman– “Instant Land, Instant Money: New technologies of virtual finance in North America.”

Catherine Guimond– “Realizing the rent gap: Exclusions at the heart of urban reinvestment.”

Mikael Omstedt– “Abstracting risk, Commodifying space: Credit Rating Agencies’ view of the world.”

Kyle Kubler– “Software, Hard Power: A comparative analysis of policing software and tactics in French states of emergency.”