Grant TypeConference Grant
Institutional AffiliationQueen's U., Belfast
Grant numberGr. CONF-892
Approve DateMarch 23, 2022
Project TitleChatzipanagiotidou, Evropi (Queen's U., Belfast) "Transformation, Hope and the Commons, the 17th EASA2022 biennial conference"
The 17th EASA Biennial Conference focuses on the entanglements of transformation, hope and the commons. The global Covid19 pandemic, and societal responses to it, have transformed the societies in which we live and work. Media and political discourses deploy a rhetoric of rupture, facilitating shifts in governance and bio-politics that mask and widen existing inequalities. Instead of the ‘crisis-thinking’ that abstracts current events from broader and historical continuities, we invite anthropologists to make connections based on their sustained ethnographic and anthropological inquiry. We welcome discussions of how transformation is produced, experienced, and negotiated in particular contexts. Modalities of transformation revolve around desired futures, and how we situate hope, collaboration and openness in these spaces. It is about the space ‘in common’ and the uncommon.