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OpenSpace Research Centre

The Open University's Centre for Geographical and Environmental Research

Events

The collaborative style of working at the OU has been incorporated into a practical expertise at hosting and running a wide range of working groups, workshops, all of which have produced research outputs.

OpenSpace Researchers at the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, Cardiff University

OS researchers at RGS-IBG 2018
28 August 2018, 10:00 - 31 August 2018, 20:00

The Royal Geographical Society and Institute of British Geographers annual conference will be held this year at Cardiff University, from Tuesday 28th to Friday 31st August, 2018, with a number of OpenSpace members attending and addressing the conference.

Looking back to the future: Examining the Agroforestry Landscape Resilience in INdia to inform Social-Ecological Sustainability in the Tropics

18 September 2018, 14:00 - 16:00

“Looking back to the Future” - Shonil Bhagwat and colleagues will talk about Project EARNEST: Examining the Agroforestry Landscape Resilience in INdia to inform Social-Ecological Sustainability in the Tropics.

October OpenSpace seminar: alternative food networks and foraging

16 October 2018, 14:00 - 16:00

Mikelis Grivens of the Baltic Studies Centre, Latvia will talk about alternative food networks and foraging.

Further details will be announced shortly.

November OpenSpace seminar: Rethinking urban performance: Joan Littlewood and the city as theatre

13 November 2018, 14:00 - 16:00

Luke Dickens of Kings College, London will present his work 'Rethinking urban performance: Joan Littlewood and the city as theatre'. Steve Pile will be discussant for the session.

Further details to be announced.

December OpenSpace seminar: Sounding Coastal Change project

11 December 2018, 14:00 - 16:00

George Revill and Johanna Wadsley will talk about the Sounding Coastal Change project:

Further details to be announced.

Past events

Sounding Coastal Change project: 24-hours live radio broadcast event for World Listening Day 2018!

Sounding coastal change: live radio event
18 July 2018, 04:00 - 19 July 2018, 04:54

Listen to this unique event on the internet, or on location in Blakeney, North Norfolk.

Time to Think: Stories of Higher Education and Conflict Transformation from Northern Ireland Prisons (1972-2000)

17 July 2018, 14:00 - 16:00

Philip O'Sullivan, Gabi Kent and Ruth Cammies will talk about this unique research and engagement oral history resource.

Culture and Climate Change: Seminar

28 June 2018, 15:00 - 17:00

Climate change is urgent and important, but also, for many, boring, difficult and confusing. What kinds of stories, artworks and other interventions are being created in response to ‘the greatest challenge facing humanity’ — a challenge that is also apparently forgettable?

Planetary Placemaking in the Anthropocene: The Past, Present and Future of People on Earth

26 June 2018, 11:15 - 12:15

Human activity is seen as a major transformative force on Earth. The concept of the Anthropocene has encapsulated the magnitude of this force. The transgression of ‘planetary boundaries’ by humans and its impact on terrestrial landscapes has emerged as a global concern. Here I apply the concept of “placemaking” from geographical and urban studies to landscapes transformed by human activity over millennia.

Advancing the Conversation on Gender: What’s Next for Women in the Tech Industry?

19 June 2018, 18:30 - 21:00

We would like to extend to you an invitation to the Spark Salon event by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), which takes place on Tuesday 19th June 2018 at TCS’s office at Northcliffe House, High Street Kensington, London. TCS Spark Salon – Advancing the Conversation on Gender: What’s Next for Women in the Tech Industry?