Explorations in Carceral Geography

A participatory and interdisciplinary seminar series in Carceral Geography, organised by Christophe Mincke, Olivier Milhaud and Anna Schliehe.

Upcoming events

Our next Explorations seminar will take place in April 2022 – full details to follow soon…

Past events

Manifest for a politics of rhythm
Friday 17 December 2021, 10am to 12pm CET

In this first seminar in the ‘Explorations’ series, we heard from a group of sociologists and philosophers working on space and mobility. They propose to bring rhythm into debates on spatial and social practices. We introduced them to carceral research on this topic and heard about wider discussions and deep reflections on how ‘rhythm’ might offer a new lens for the carceral sphere and beyond.

Invited speakers:

  • Guillaume Drevon – Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research
  • Vincent Kaufmann – Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Luca Pattaroni – Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

You can view a recording of the seminar below:

Download December event flyer

About Explorations in Carceral Geography

The Explorations in Carceral Geography seminar series aims to provide the time and space to engage in an in-depth way with scholarship on the carceral or on topics that are of interest for carceral researchers. Held two to three times a year as an online event this enables us to be open to all beyond borders. This seminar series goes beyond the usual engagement with scholarly work and delves into pieces of writing by using an open format with an interview of the authors, a short presentation and much time for discussion. We want to foster debate on thinking through and beyond carceral space and rethink what it means, where we can locate it and what this entails for the future.

This seminar will focus on extensive discussion and an in-depth insight into works such as books, PhD theses or series of articles. In a conversation with the researcher(s) and audience, we will discuss conceptions of a topic, research design, methodological problems and solutions, conceptual hesitations and choices, confirmation (or not) of hypotheses, consequences for the work to come, as well as political and strategical issues. We hope this online seminar promotes a global conversation – an active involvement of attendees in the debate is most welcome.