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Aidan Davison and Jason Byrne
on Behalf of the Local Organising Committee

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Tuesday July 9 2019

17:00 – 17:45
Welcome Reception
17:45 – 18:00
Welcome to Country and message stick handover
18:00 – 18:15 Conference Welcome
Professor Rufus Black – UTAS Vice Chancellor
18:15 – 18:45 Philosophical explorations in geography: notes from the field
Distinguished Professor Jeff Malpas
18:45 – 19:15 Socioecological change in a feudal island state
Distinguished Professor Jamie Kirkpatrick

Wednesday July 10 2019

07:30 – 08:20 Registration
08:20 – 08:30 Welcome and Housekeeping
08:30 – 09:25

Indigenous Knowledge in Climate Adaptation: Examining the Resettlement of Coastal Communities on the Periphery

Associate Professor Janelle Knox-Hayes

SESSION Geographies of participation: practices, publics, power, and politics I: Alternatives Decolonising the University: Theory and praxis Health Geography I Tourism Geographies I: Asian tourism geographies The Unconscious and Emerging Behaviour I: Desire, style, subjectivity Mobilising colours in geographical research: vibrancies, saturations and more-than-visual methods I A global Concept in local Contexts: Local understandings of sustainable development and its practice
CHAIR Brian Cook Michele Lobo Lukar Thornton Joseph Cheer Scott Sharpe Kaya Barry Jerome Ofori

Land Use Regulation in an Age of Limits: A suggested alternative to current path-dependent policy approaches

Paul McFarland

Decolonisation and knowledge production

Haripriya Rangan

John Snow would not be able to solve the Cholera epidemic with 21st century privacy laws!

Neil Coffee

Tourism and climate change in China: a research agenda for geography

Benjamin Iaquinto

Your Desires are Not Your Own!: Desire, the Unconscious and the Production of Subjectivity

J-D Dewsbury, Scott Sharpe

Considering a Geography of Colour

Tim Edensor

In pursuit of sustainable development: Class differences and contested interpretations

Jerome Jeffison Ofori


Global environmental assessment in the 21st century: towards a new paradigm

Noel Castree

Gnarly problems and provocative questions: De-colonising global citizenship in a Te Tiriti led university

Sharon Mclennan

Utilising health data to fill service responsiveness knowledge gaps for people with traumatic injury: Presenting Epidoros-V2, a spatial data repository

Ali Lakhani

Exploring the Global-Local Gap in Chinese Tourism: A Place Making Perspective

Zhikang Wang

An individual experience in a collective forum: the sounds of epigenetic landscapes

Michelle Duffy


Regional Economic Diversification: Convergence and divergence regarding who benefits from the unconventional gas sector and at what cost

Fiona Haslam Mckenzie


A Manifesto for Shadow Places to re-imagine and co-produce connections for justice in an era of climate change

Fiona Miller

Challenging the Colonial Legacy of/at Macquarie

Richard Howitt

“I used to be a gardener”: Communal gardens as conduits for Age Care residents to activity, identity, and to others

Pauline Marsh, Hannah Fielder

Role of Tiger Ecosystem Services in Sustainable Development of Ranthambhore Areas, Rajasthan, India: Perspective of Eco-Entrepreneurship

Raj Singh, Bhanwar Vishvendra

Raymond Ruyer & The Autosubjective Domain of Absolute Survey

Thomas Keating

Alert but not alarmed: Colour coding the in/securities of airport mobilities

Kaya Barry, Diti Bhattacharya

Sustainable development and its practice: an intersection case of large-scale mining and artisanal, small-scale mining operations in Gorontalo Province, Indonesia

Bernadetta Devi


Collaborative experiential future scenario-building for Indigenous water futures

Julian Yates

Aboriginalising the curriculum: Transcending Australian geography’s dark past

Roger Vreugdenhil

The experience of living on contaminated land and its effect on mental health and notions of home

Rupert Legg

An Investigation Of Stakeholders’ Experiences of Golf-Based Tourism Development in a Peri-Urban Landscape in Vietnam

Quynh Pham

The Internal Drivers of a Fashionable Collective: Simondon, individuation and the amplifying nature of aesthetics

Breeze Mojel

AIRPORT COLOUR Re-imagining airport space through the application and manipulation of colour, via physical and digital surfaces

Clare Booker

Biodiversity on the fringe: the importance of local land use planning in achieving effective biodiversity conservation outcomes

Nikki den Exter


Both with and against the state? Thinking participation through Aboriginal fire management in southeast Australia

Timothy Neale

Doctoral ‘best practice’ research ethics reconsidered

Jessica Weir

The AURIN Workbench: An Online Spatial Analytical platform empowering health research and other geographic analysis in academia and government

Xavier Goldie

Path creation or path dependence? Unleashing entrepreneurial responses to tourism development

Yoshi Abe

Unconscious style: on the expressive mode of aesthetics

Nina Williams

Light at the End of the Tunnel: Transit Wayfinding in Underground Spaces

Anthony Ferri

Wildlife Management and Land-use Options in Loliondo Game Controlled Area Tanzania: Multi-criteria Analysis

Gileard Minja



SESSION Geographies of participation: practices, publics, power, and politics II: Community Risky actors, risky places, and the natures of insurance Thinking Intersectionality in Critical Feminist Development Studies Tourism Geographies II: Challenging perceptions of tourism The Unconscious and Emerging Behaviour II: Individuation, technologies and the outside Mobilising colours in geographical research: vibrancies, saturations and more-than-visual methods II From Ship to Shore: a cultural geography of seafarers
CHAIR Brian Cook Kate Booth Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt Benjamin Iaquinto Scott Sharpe Kaya Barry Uma Kothari

Remaining optimistic: Curative ways to embrace loss by engaging with place from within

Petra Tschakert

Natural Disaster Risks and Confidence in Insurance Cover

Bruce Tranter

Intersectionality in gender and development practice: A useful tool or blunt-edged sword?

Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt

Verticality in urban transport networks: A case study of trip experience of tourists in Melbourne

Victoria Radnell

Toward an evolutionary political ecology of neurophysiologic political disposition

John Carr

Blood Red and Neon Stain: the para-site of colour in micro-mobile geographies

Jen Southern, Rod Dillion

The Place Between: an intergenerational practice-led approach to the geographies of seafaring

Clare McCracken


Volunteer Participation in Development: How Organisational Power and Structure Interact to Exclude or Include

Stephanie Houghton


Extending Intersectionality

Maree Pardy

“They do not know what promotes the desire to excel.” Politics and data activism in the platform economies of tourism

Maartje Roelofsen


Between Colour and Chromatic Perception: exploring the tensions through movement

Diti Bhattacharya

Seafarers and Weather

Maria Borovnik


Reimagining the city as a commons: local stakeholders’ visions and practices for creating Sydney as a Sharing City

Inka Santala

Risky safety nets and sure-fire risk: How households are reconfiguring or nullifying house and contents insurance

Kate Booth

Social Sustainability, Development and Gendered Entrepreneurial Practices in India: De-essentialized Intersectional Perspectives

Debarati Sen

‘Already existing’ sustainability experiments: Lessons from the UK camping music festival

Alison Browne

Simondon, Psychic Individuation, and the Transindividual Unconscious

Andrew Lapworth

Colour and emotion in the museum

Candice Boyd, Deborah Tout-Smith

Filipino seafarers, sailing the frozen seas of Finland

Jonna Laine


Trojan horse methodologies: a participatory nightmare

Brian Cook

In the shadow of debt: Liminality and the making of insurance subjects

Shaun French

A Feminist, Intersectional Analysis of Urban Agriculture in Quito, Ecuador

Laine Young

Geographies of Marginalisation: Modern Day Slavery in Global Tourism Supply Chains

Joseph Cheer


Mouraria, local colour and sense of place of a historical Lisbon neighbourhood

Lambert Rozema

The material culture of seafarers and the circulation of intimate things

Uma Kothari

13:00 LUNCH
Geographical Research Editorial Board Meeting
IAG Equity Reference Group meeting Study Group Meetings Study Group Meetings Study Group Meetings Study Group Meetings Study Group Meetings Study Group Meetings


SESSION Geographies of participation: practices, publics, power, and politics III: Deliberation Energy Geographies I: climate change, conflict and governance Food possibilities I: Foodways and infrastructures Material laws, material worlds: converging potential as between political ecology and legal geography Granular Geographies: sensing the materiality of stone, sand and soil I: assembling and disassembling Experiments in green finance I: Global Geospatial analysis of ecosystem and landform change: I
CHAIR Brian Cook Heather Lovell Fanqi Liu Tayannah O’Donnell Uma Kothari Svenja Keele / Tom Baker Jaganaath Aryal

Advancing deliberation in a hydrosocial field: insights from participatory planning, Kamala river basin, Nepal

Tira Foran, Hemant Ojha

Examining social and institutional costs of decarbonisation in India’s coal-bearing regions

Vigya Sharma

Staying in Sydney: Formal/informal foodways in a time of gentrification

Kate Johnston

Making China’s water market: the legal and political dynamics of water trading in the South-North Water Transfer Project

Min Jiang

Following a disappearing resource: Research methods for study of the global trade in sand

Vanessa Lamb

Placing carbon markets in a climate-changing capitalism

Gareth Bryant

Time series of crustal motion using GNSS: Exploring the expression of systematic errors

Nathaniel Young, Christopher Watson


A Political Ecology of Climate Adaptation in Australia

Melissa Nursey-Bray


The kangaroo tail tax: Indigenous urban food altruism

Margaret Raven

Comprehensive Assessment of Environmental Regulatory Systems Governing Upstream Petroleum Operations

Derrick Sowa

From mountain to sea: The erosion and extraction of sovereign sands

Katherine Sammler

Climate finance, justice, and the Green Climate Fund: More than rhetoric?

Pia Treichel

Assessing the effect of land use transition, climate and vegetation anomalies on fire and encroaching species distribution in mountainous grassland

Kayode Adepoju


Examining public participation in New Zealand and the implications for resource management decisions and outcomes

Ronlyn Duncan

The ‘discretionary principle’: understanding the implications of government policy for developing unconventional gas and oil in Australia and the UK

Bridie Meyer-mclean

How does convenient-eating become ‘convenient’? Exploring the spatio-temporalities of eating at an inner urban university

Bhavna Middha

Fire and Flood: the agency of more-than-human actors in wetland conservation

Dan Penny

Re-placing soil in cities

Sarah Robertson

Green Structural Adjustment in the World Bank’s climate city

Sophie Webber

Patterns of vegetation and landscape change before and after rabbit eradication on subantarctic Macquarie Island

Nick Fitzgerald


Citizen science: knowledge work and the labour of engagement

Matthew Kearnes


Making sense of food: food infrastructures in migrant communities

Fanqi Liu

Environmental litigation in the Brigalow Belt South Bioregion: the importance of the non-state sector

Jo Gillespie

Restoring Broken Histories

Lilian Pearce

Financing a blue economy regional rent platform in Kaikoura, New Zealand

Nicolas Lewis

Using Spatial Technologies in Geoconservation and Geotourism

Mark Williams



SESSION Geographies of participation: practices, publics, power, and politics IV: Adaptation Energy Geographies II: innovation and vulnerability Food Possibilities II: Actors, practices and relationships Indigenous Peoples’ knowledges and rights: emerging, diverging, converging research methods/practices Granular Geographies: sensing the materiality of stone, sand and soil II: on more solid ground Experiments in green finance II: Local Geospatial analysis of ecosystem and landform change: II
CHAIR Brian Cook Andrew Harwood Fanqi Liu Sandra Potter Uma Kothari Svenja Keele / Tom Baker Jaganaath Aryal

Participatory Politics: Social Innovation for Climate Adaptation at the Local Scale

Diana MacCullum

Is bigger better? Community energy modelling in Australia

Hedda Ransan-cooper

Similar attachment to saved seeds, differing attitude in seed sharing: comparison of full-time organic farmers and lifestyle farmers in Japan

Ayako Kawai

Indigenous communities in disaster resilience: Lessons from Newar communities in Nepal’s earthquake recovery

Ayusha Bajracharya

Territory and the Archaeosphere: Surface Disruptions at Barangaroo

Andrea Connor, Donald McNeill

The construction of green bond markets

Tom Baker, Ryan Jones

Structural vulnerability assessment using an artificial neural network for earthquake hazard in Banda Aceh city, Aceh Province, Indonesia

Ratiranjan Jena


Community-based adaptation in practice: insights from coastal communities in Bangladesh

Md Masud All Kamal

Making the most of energy efficiency upgrade programs in social and Indigenous housing

Theresa Harada

Wine, Relationships and Stories

Amie Sexton

Emu oil and Emu Dreaming: More-than-human geographies/natures and colonial biopiracy

Daniel Robinson

Trace elements: Selenium and its weed across the ‘Badlands’

Amelia Hine

‘Broccoli Bonds’, Composting and Urban Food

Gradon Diprose

The influence of satellite imagery on landscape perception

San Martin Saldias Daisy


Closing of the session and bridge to further steps and discussions

Brian Cook

Structural Change and Social Vulnerability in Energy Producing Regions – Vulnerability Assessment Options in the Hunter Valley

Warrick Jordan

Balinese Ducks: From the Holy to the Crispy and back again

Putra K.p.Dalem

Applying the Malparara Model to explicate geographic markers within women’s bodies, Patjarr Community, far eastern Western Australia

Jan Turner

Textures of aluminium: Attending to situated entanglements of C21st construction

Anna Tweeddale

The realisation of, and limits to, alternative financial logics in urban renewable energy

Paris Hadfield

Tropical Cyclone Hazard mapping Using Geospatial Techniques for the Eastern Coastal Region of Bangladesh

Muhammad Al-Amin Hoque




In the Now*: Convergence, Emergence and Dreaming a Future Possible

Assistant Professor Carolyn Finney (sponsored by Wiley)

18:00 END OF DAY 1 – Evening at Leisure
18:00 – 18:45 Wiley Sponsored Reception

Thursday July 11 2019


08:00 Registration
08:30 Dr Greg Lehman
SESSION Health Geography II Embodying Nature Protection New and Emerging Research in Cultural Geography I #Metoo: Exploring everyday negotiations of gender, space and place Work and workers in the digital economy PANEL: Abundant Futures Environmental management in dynamic social-ecological systems I: systems
CHAIR Lukar Thornton Ben Cooke Michelle Duffy Ainsley Hughes Robyn Mayes Michele Lobo Vanessa Adams

Is physical activity higher among public transport or motor vehicle users in a regional setting?

Verity Cleland

Can’t see the power plant for the manatees: Directing view, making unsustainable human accretion invisible to the public eye

Tema Milstein

Listening for Layers: Exploring Place through Walking and Talking

Matt Novacevski

Gendered Subjectivities and Climate Change Adaptation Processes in Ghana’s Central Region: Moving Toward More Equitable Adaptation Decision-Making and Outcomes

Alicea Garcia

The materiality of the Internet: An expedition to locate the bones of cyberspace in Perth

Shaphan Cox


Michele Lobo with Donna Houston

The Burden of Abundant Futures: discarded bodies in the Subterranean Anthropocene

Marilu Mero-Zurita’

The Orang Utan is Not an Indigenous Name: Knowing and Naming the Orang Utan
as a Decolonizing Epistemology

June Rubis

Where are the ethico-political possibilities for vendor-led marketplace associations in the diverse, racialized and gendered Pacific?

Yvonne Underhill-Sem

Race and Islam

Rhonda Itaoui

Decolonising the Anthropocene and Indigenous science fiction

Maeve Powell

Land eugenics and its aftermath: How Palestinians challenge the race of the land in Jewish cities

Naama Blatman-Thomas


Andrew Burridge with Michele Lobo

Using species traits to ensure protected area ‘representation’ and ‘adequacy’

Vanessa Adams


Mapping food purchase behaviour patterns in the State of Kuwait

Saad Alsharrah

The Role of Emotional Experiences on a World Heritage Reef in Facilitating Conservation Outcomes

Freya Croft

Moving in place: the relationship between movement and emplacement for young adults in Katoomba, NSW

Francesca Sidoti

“…they can’t read maps. Apparently that’s a woman thing”: Exploring gendered performances of everyday wayfinding

Ainsley Hughes

The Shifting Dynamics of Time and Work in the Philippines

Justin Stern

Conceptualising Geodiversity – an exploration of theory and practice

Anne Boothroyd


Using structural equation modelling to explore the pathways linking the neighbourhood built environment and child body size: a cross-sectional study

Victoria Egli

Out of Bounds: Wildlife Conservation Across Private Landscapes

Matthew Taylor

The culture of play in inclusive playspaces: Gaining visual and spatial insights from children with disabilities

Lisa Stafford

Transnational social spaces and its implications on social inclusion for high skilled NESB women

Prabha Bogoda Arachchige

Platform Workers and the Development of Human-Data Capital

Jathan Sadowski

Polycentric governance of nature-based solutions: convergence of local and metropolitan urban forest strategies

Camilo Ordonez


Geographies of walking: Examining how qualities of place correlate with users’ perceptions and levels of walking

Tamara Bozovic

On the island, on the water, underwater: arts–science collaboration for the Great Barrier Reef

Leah Gibbs

Being out of place: where do urban children belong?

Lynette Spence

Gendered Geographies of Islamophobia in the San Francisco Bay Area

Rhonda Itaoui

Digital platforms: space, time and community in platform mediated work

Robyn Mayes

Assessing the spatial patterns of tweets about national parks: a global social media analysis

Patrick Norman


Food environments: do neighbourhoods matter?

Lukar Thornton

A Big Mood: Political Depression & Ecological Anxiety in Activists

Natalie Osborne

Young men’s smartphone sports gambling: masculinities, homosociality and risky places

Gordon Waitt


Embodying Digital Work on Instagram

Nida Mollison

Working to Live in Haida Gwaii: The Paradoxes of Life in a Remote, Amenity-Rich Region

Megan Hinzman



SESSION Research assemblages: thinking through the production of research Spatialities of educational engagement I New and Emerging Research in Cultural Geography II Sport Geographies Animal urban geographies of the Global South: Making spaces for, with and by non-humans Antarctic Connections Environmental management in dynamic social-ecological systems II: Perceptions
CHAIR Susannah Clement Elaine Stratford Vickie Zhang Jora Broerse Yamini Narayanan Hanne Nielsen Vanessa Adams
11:40 TBA

Connecting primary students to their local area in geography, history and science

David Boon

Doing Good’: Mapping humanitarian action in Melbourne through social media

Tracy De Cotta

The virtual and physical spaces of powerlifting for women: attempted escapes from neoliberal affects

Adele Pavlidis

Donkeys and development in Malawi

Max Kelly


An exploration of perceptions and connections to nature (Auckland, New Zealand)

Lissy Fehnker


Towards Many Ways of Knowing: A Dialogue

James Jang, Anna Carlson

Literacy teaching in Tasmania: challenges and opportunities for spatial innovation

Elaine Stratford

Translating another’s loss: for a non-mimetic, post-phenomenological account of the other

Vickie Zhang

Sport spaces as sites of multiculturalism: A neighbourhood study examining experiences of diversity and belonging

Jora Broerse

Jugaad and informality as drivers of India’s cow slaughter economy

Yamini Narayanan

Antarctic Geopolitics and Australian Heritage: Historic Sites and Monuments of the ‘frozen’ continent

Rebecca Hingley

Farmers conserving biodiversity: the complexity of perceptions and outcomes in the McLaren Vale, South Australia

Douglas Bardsley


Assembling research by listening to refugees’ emotions and stories

Charishma Ratnam

A spatial analysis of the visual and textual representations of educational attainment in locations of poverty

Aspa Baroutsis

Reconceptualising the Creative Economy: Possibilities in Place in Rural Victoria

Melissa Kennedy

The impact of sport mega events on cities and societies

Laura Brown

Multispecies Cities: Challenging anthropocentrism through more-than-human speculative fiction, public health and transdisciplinarity

Christoph Rupprecht

‘The collapse of centre and periphery’: an urbanising Southern Ocean amongst a de-urbanising world

Charity Edwards


GoProing: Becoming participant/researcher

Susannah Clement


Music videos, emotional geography, and pedagogy

Tyler Sonnichsen

Swimming outside the box: Rethinking the mundanity of the municipal pool

Penelope Rossiter

Where the Wild Things Are

Wendy Steele


Seeing the forest amongst the trees: socio-political responses to the expansion of Eucalyptus plantations in Galicia

Diego Cidrás

13:00 LUNCH

Book launch: Home, Nature, and the Feminine Ideal: Geographies of the Interior and of Empire

Elaine Stratford

Heads of Geography Meeting
Study Group Meetings Study Group Meetings Study Group Meetings Study Group Meetings Study Group Meetings Study Group Meetings Study Group Meetings


SESSION Geographies of Energy Access, Poverty, and Justice I Coasts and Wetlands I Emotional Geographies of Migration Disruption, transformation and innovation in the peripheries I Developments in Geographies by, for and on behalf of Indigenous peoples Co-producing Critical Development Geographies Environmental management in dynamic social-ecological systems III: Ecology and Biogeography
CHAIR Komali Yenetti Vishnu Pralahad Catherine Volpa Kirsten Martinus Sandra Potter Fiona Miller Vanessa Adams

Africa’s Photovoltaic Turn: changing geographies of energyaccess, poverty, and justice in northern Uganda.

Paul Munro

Endemics on the misty edge: explaining the centre of local endemism on Tasmania’s southeastern peninsulas

Joe Atkinson

Exploring belonging in regional resettlement: An examination of Syrian refugees’ resettlement experience on the island of Newfoundland, Canada

Sarah Burrage

Silence in the city: precarity and peripherality

Kathleen Flanagan

Reigniting Connections: Aboriginal women and cultural burning in NSW

Vanessa Cavanagh

Climate change impacts and adaptation strategies in rural Cambodia: perceptions from flood-affected communities in Kratie

Bryan Boruff

Identifying soil fungal species and communities, and their environmental correlates, using high throughput DNA sequencing

Julie Fielder


The perplexing persistence of the development community’s faith in market-based energy access projects in the global South

Jonathan Balls

Species richness and composition of farm dams in southeast Tasmania

Fang Zhao

Forced Migration of Aboriginal People in South Australia

Kylie Lower

Experiments at the edge: ecological crisis, resource security, and core-periphery dynamics in guitar global production networks

Chris Gibson

Diverging water and land property rights: Historic acquisition pathways and implications for contemporary Aboriginal water access

Lana Hartwig

Educated migrants mobilising rural and urban identities in north Indi

Andrew Deuchar

The effects of introduced vespid wasps (Vespula germanica and V. vulgaris) on threatened native butterfly (Oreixenica ptunarra) populations in Tasmania

Josephine Craven


Introducing ‘retrofit poverty’: the inequality of opportunity to improve the energy performance of the home

Nicola Willand

A swell-dominated shoreline reaches climate-induced recessional tipping point at Ocean Beach, Tasmania

Chris Sharples

Leaving the metropolis: A new generation of seachangers

Felicity Picken

Low-tech industries, serious leisure seekers, and innovation in the economic peripheries

Kirsten Martinus

Cultivating boundary crossers – trespass gardening by urban Maori as Indigenous leadership and critical pedagogy

Brad Coombes

Thesis as kin: ontological relationships with critical development research

Lauren Tynan

Socio-ecological dimensions of the West Australian (WA) bee industry: spatial patterns and process associated with migratory beekeeping

Vidushi Patel


Low-Carbon Frontier: Towards a relational geography of energy transitions

Tyler Harlan

Fish use of vegetated saltmarsh flats – gaps, methods and opportunities

Violet Harrison-Day


The peculiar case of toll roads in eastern Australia

Phillip O’Neill

Bringing Indigenous Standpoints to Trans Geographies

Corrinne Sullivan

Silent citizens and hidden economies: theorising gendered power relations in and about marketplaces in the Pacific

Yvonne Underhill-sem

Enhancing tools for environmental management of Threatened and migratory species

Ashlea Ostwald



SESSION Geographies of Energy Access, Poverty, and Justice II (EJP – IGU YEGC joint session) Coasts and Wetlands II Spatialities of educational engagement II Disruption, transformation and innovation in the peripheries II Food Possibilities III: Pedagogies and gastronomies PANEL Environmental Regulation and the More-than-human
CHAIR Jonathan Balls Vishnu Pralahad Elaine Stratford Phil O’Neill Fanqi Liu Sangeetha Chandrashekeran Jo Gillespie

The Trilemma of Energy Justice – Insights from India’s Solar Mission

Komali Yenneti

Quantum and distribution of Blue Carbon stocks of Tasmanian coastal saltmarshes

John Aalders

The pop up café changing lives: creating meaningful learning with a familiar spatial experience

Fiona MacDonald


The meat of memory: chewing on the affective politics of The Satay Club, Singapore

Kaylene Tan

Author meets critic: Janelle Knox-Hayes

Diverging from the economic water valuation paradigm: emergent valuation approaches from an omnicentric perspective

Liz Charpleix


A Solar Convergence: The Geographies of Solar Household Systems in Malawi

Shanil Samarakoon

Assessing cultural service values associated with coastal saltmarsh in a rapidly changing urban landscape in South Australia

Beverley Clarke

Interpreting ‘isolation’ and education: belonging and rejection in rural and remote education localities

Nicoli Barnes

Intra-periphery integration: issues of the peri-urban landscapes

Jiangdi Tan

Traversing pedagogies of native Australian or endogenous foods

Rosie Welch

The law of the river: exploring more-than-human agency in water governance in the Riverland, South Australia

Nicola Perry


The hydrosociality of mega dam projects: A case study from Sri Lanka

Kavindra Paranage

Wetland conservation and climate change adaptation through statutory land use planning: a Tasmanian case study

Vishnu Prahalad

Mapping social enterprise wellbeing outcomes using qualitative GIS: comparing three cases

Peter Kamstra

Divergence and convergence in a second city: The case of Geelong, Victoria

Louise Johnson

From gastro nullius to ‘nourishing terrain’: preliminary reflections on decolonising gastronomy in Australia

Kelly Donati

When nature does not keep her promises

Lesley Crowe-Delaney


17:00 – 18:00

Fay Gale Lecture: Mapping possible and preferable energy futures – geographic challenges

Dr Sangeetha Chandrashekeran


Friday July 12 2019

08:00 Registration
SESSION ‘Abundant Futures’: The ethico-political potential of thinking with race

PANEL (sponsored by Wiley)

Housing and Home I: Emerging Meanings and Experiences of Home 1 Convergences and divergences in the role of race and class in environmental justice research Emerging geographies of protected areas Attending to divergence in participatory processes of decision making All at Sea? Established and emerging concepts and practices in marine governance
CHAIR Michele Lobo Elaine Stratford / Steve Turton Rae Dufty-Jones Mark-Stanton Bailey Aidan Davison Ronlyn Duncan Jim Sinner / Marc Tadaki

Urban belonging for young people: transforming white public spaces

Iris Levin

Roundtable: trends in the discipline and implications for writing and publishing

How to get your research into the Conversation

The shared (room) house: A social and material assemblage

Zahra Nasreen

The complexity and diversity of shifting emotional geographies in environmental justice research

Mark-Stanton Bailey

Enabled and embedded? Non-government protected areas in Australia

Benjamin Cooke

Alternatives to consensus decision-making in New Zealand’s freshwater collaboration

Nick Kirk


Shadowing Places: Toxic Geographies and Multispecies Justice

Donna Houston

From backyards to balconies: Exploring parents’ experiences of home and belonging in apartments

Sophie-May Kerr

Vulnerability to climate change in the context of multiple stressors in Tigray region, Ethiopia

Rahwa Kidane

Protected areas management, more-than-human realities, and ‘el sentipensar’

Francisco Gelves-Gómez

Public Participation in the Digital Age: Social Media Reactions about an Iconic Species

Montannia Chabau-gibson

Integrating adaptation pathways with Seascapes governance in a resource-cursed Papua New Guinea

James Butler


Melbourne celebrates animal cruelty while refugees suffer”: connecting distant sites of detention and the ‘race that stops the nation’

Andrew Burridge

Coliving Housing: Emerging Meanings and Cultures of Home for the Creative Class

Tegan Bergan

Advancing environmental justice to disaster settings: Insights from Nepal’s earthquake recovery practice

Krishna Shrestha

The effectiveness of conservation covenants in enhancing the breeding activity of eagles on private land in Tasmania

Erin Harris

Making space for divergence: Academics, plane travel and climate change. Insights from South Australia

Melissa Nursey-Bray

Can a heterogeneous community grant a social licence? NZ survey on aquaculture

Jim Sinner


Dazzling Worlds: Radiations from the Indian Ocean Edge

Michele Lobo

1979 Battery Point Planning Scheme: creating dense, diverse and desirable Australian housing through built heritage conservation

Alysia Bennett

It might be just, but it’s just not fair: exploring policy in the governing of natural resources

Anna Leditschke

The rise and role of Indigenous Protected Areas in Australia. Divergence or convergence with settler colonialism?

Lydia Schofield


On the promise and impossibility of a ‘best’ valuation framework for marine management

Marc Tadaki


The Echo Chamber of the Street: Young Muslims and traversals of time/space as critique

Ajmal Hussain

Sustainable Heritage and ‘Shop-Top living’: Case Studies

Katrina Hill

Restorative Justice as a site of Environmental Justice

Deborah Cleland

Privtising nature: government support for public and private protected areas

Jamie Kirkpatrick


Indigenous and scientific knowledge to manage Aotearoa New Zealand’s marine estate

Karen Fisher



SESSION Tackling ethical and methodological challenges and possibilities in geographical research Justice, Indigeneity and the Settler-Colonial City I: New directions Housing and Home II: Emerging Meanings and Experiences of Home 2 Geographies of Conflict I: Law, Legalism and Legality Landscape narratives I: Power, inclusiveness and transformation Urban environmental transformations in the Asia Pacific I: Infrastructure, materiality and agency New geographies of environmental sustainability, risk and resilience I: Resilience
CHAIR Laura Wynne Francis Markham Rae Dufty-Jones Brad Jessup Jennifer Bond Alison Browne Phil McManus

Dynamic, fraught and messy: The unresolvable ethical challenges of scholar-activism

Alistair Sisson

Toward an Emerging Indigenous Feminist Spatial Methodology

Maeve Powell

Assembling the renovated home: unpacking the fluid social and material assemblages of home renovation in Newcastle, Australia

Kristian Ruming

Mine or Yours?: The Sites of Struggle at the Carmichael Coal Mine in Queensland, Australia

Michael Rupic

Illness and Healing in Wilderness Iceland: ‘The Stones Speak’ by Thórbergur Thórdarson

Allison Williams

The role of cities in low-carbon energy transitions: Understanding capacities, challenges and conflicts in Hong Kong and Hamburg

Ting Ting Tracy Cheung

Vulnerability as a means of developing agency

Tim Smith


Making social media in public housing activism: Methodological and ethical considerations

Jenna Condie

Restraint, Surveillance & Space: Spatio-historical perspectives on the operations of colonialism through technologies of control

Anna Carlson, Max Mitropoulos

Moving home: the experience of precarious housing

Emma Power

Denaturalising the compact city | Rethinking spatial justice

Claire Collie

Social movements, social media, and historic landscapes: an Indonesian case study

Tod Jones

Lessons from the Transformation of Bangkok’s Treescapes

Chieh-ming Lai

Organising our ability to respond: recognising a social-movement as communities acting resiliently

Jai Allison


#ethics: Digital spaces and ethical challenges

Rachel Sharples

Relational Repossession: Property as Land in Urban Australia

Naama Blatman-Thomas

Writing Home: Exploring Personal Geographies with People who have Experienced Homelessness

Meg Mundell

Conflicts over statues: The legal geographies of time, humour and violence

Brad Jessup

Islands of Liminality: History, memory and transformation of meaning on the Cemetery Island

Emma Shepard-Simms

Households in sustainability transitions and urban experiments

Ruth Lane

Resilient Livable Cities: Smart Disaster Prevention Mechanisms for Older Adult Communities

Wei-kuang Liu


‘Socially just’ publishing by, and for, geographers: what can we do?

Simo Batterbury

Historical Geography and the nature of public space: Exploring how the settler-state employs neoliberal logics to transform the Indigenous estate

Paul Dornan

The role of place in policy responses to address disadvantage experienced by social housing residents

Ella Horton

Neighbourly compensations: lawyers, parliamentary submissions and coal seam gas in Australia

David Turton

Reflecting on participatory approaches to social-science research in the development field

Helena Shojaei

Decoupling analysis of water-environment-economic growth in the city: A case study of Beijing

Wenjing Zhang

Resilience offers escape from trapped thinking on poverty alleviation

Steven Lade

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SESSION New and Emerging Research in Cultural Geography III Justice, Indigeneity and the Settler-Colonial City II: Colonialisms of the present Housing and Home III: Diverging and alternate housing Geographies of Conflict II Landscape narratives II: Climate, environment and sustainability Urban environmental transformations in the Asia Pacific II: Ethics, identity and culture New geographies of environmental sustainability, risk and resilience II: Sustainability
CHAIR Vickie Zhang Francis Markham Rae Dufty-Jones Brad Jessup Eloise Biggs Alison Browne Lauren Rickards

The Parameters of Cultural Appropriation

David Wadley


Assembling housing using digital data

Rae Dufty-Jones

Regulatory failure and regression of environmental protections: greed, governance and generality

Robyn Bartel

Governing climate across ontological frictions in Timor-Leste

Alexander Cullen

Reframing urban climate responsibility: perspectives from the Asia Pacific

Sara Fuller

WestConnex: Using sustainability discourse to construct a major transport infrastructure project in Sydney

Phil McManus


The Establishment of the Framework for Potential Evaluation to Culture-led Urban Development

Yi-ya Hsu

Urban indigenous invisibility in the neoliberal age

Deirdre Howard-Wagner

“They don’t care as long as we pay them rent”: Aboriginal social housing reform in the Murdi Paaki Region

Judith Burns

Fatal pressure on natural resources

Nathalie Butt

I Manestorian Talakhaya: altering coastalscapes, material time, and fluid non-relationality on the island of Rota

Malcolm Johnson

Residents’ place identity in a city of becoming

Po-hsin La

The Anthropocene and the Destruction of Place

Briohny Walker


Rethinking the Transformation of State-owned Enterprises in North-east China in a globalized market

Shuang Wu

Do housing markets reproduce logics of settler-colonial dispossession? Evidence from the current land boom in Australian cities

Francis Markham

Home in the ‘global arc’: a governmentalities approach to understanding divergent rationalities around public housing renewal

Laura Wynne

Narratives enabling ecosystem based management: reworking public conversations

Alison Greenaway

Using narratives of a sustainable landscape to inform product design: A tool helping transition farms to a low carbon future

Cara Stitzlein

Angkor In-situ: Ontological Interpretations of the Relationships between Cultural Heritage and its Surrounding Spaces

Rowena Butland

Evaluating the Co-benefits of Green Space in Tainan

Zih-hong Lin


‘Backstage’ responses to the Sydney Siege: a case-study of the sermons delivered in the mosques of Sydney

Husnia Underabi


An Urban Cultural Interface: (Re)thinking Urban Anti-capitalist Politics and the City in relation to Indigenous Struggles

Lara Daley

Campsites and caravans as informal housing

Philippa Chandler


Treasures in the rubble: materialised memory and the traumatic loss of belongings in bushfire

Scott McKinnon

Using social media to assess spatial and temporal patterns of use: Investigating what makes a cities identity

Jesse Raneng

Risks and Repulsion: The Fatberg!

Elizabeth Duncan



Zoopolis: Past, Present and Future

Distinguished Professor Jennifer Wolch

15:30 Close of conference – Handing over of message stick


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