Mobilities and Disasters

Quick plug for a conference at the end of this year in Sri Lanka on disasters. The call explicitly takes an approach from mobilities perspectives. Key themes include: 

1. Environmental disasters and ensuing refugee issues
2. Industrial disasters and the implications for transport planning
3. Conflict as disaster and the mobility implications
4. Relationship between disasters, travel and tourism and ensuing mobilities
5. Globalisation, displacement and adaptation
6. Disaster communication and mobility
7. Securitisation and mobility

Organised by the Centre for Research into the Experience Economy (CREE) at the University of Sunderland in conjunction with Northumbria University’s Disaster and Development Centre (DDC), the University of Glamorgan and the Postgraduate Institute of Management, Sri Lanka.

Interested readers should also look out for a paper Mimi Sheller has coming out in Cultural Geographies (not yet online early) on post-disaster mobilities and logistics in Haiti, its really good.

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