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The Open University's Centre for Geographical and Environmental Research

Research projects in 2010

September 2009 - December 2013

Biosecurity Borderlands is a UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded project run from the School of Geography, Exeter University and the Faculty of Social Sciences, Open University.

September 2010 - September 2012

Funded jointly by OpenSpace and CRESC, Politics of Alternative Finance brings together new thinking on the financial crisis, and new ideas for reforming the financial sector.

January 2010 - January 2012

This ESRC funded seminar series brings together academics, practitioners and policy makers from across the arts and social and health sciences in order to explore the potential of the visual for understanding the forms and experiences of inequality that shape societies, communities and individual

January 2010 - December 2011

This project aims to identify and understand aspects of the current global predicament in the UK's landscape, exploring its histories and possible futures, through creating images and texts that critique and document a point in history characterised by conflict and anxiety.

May 2010 - October 2011

In the Andes, the growing demand for water by the mining industry is creating tensions. Natural supplies are limited, most existing resources are in use, and some sources are regarded as sacred among Aymara and Quechua people.

October 2010

This project builds on conceptual work of new forms of public action developed during the ESRC Research Seminar Series on Emergent Publics (2008-2010), jointly supported by Geography and CCIG at the OU.

May 2008 - May 2010

Cooperative Research on Environmental Problems in Europe (CREPE) is a large project funded by the 'Science in Society' programme of the European Commission.

January 2008 - March 2010

This two-year Research Seminar Series, funded by the ESRC, challenges assumptions about the decline of the public sphere in the face of 'neo-liberal' challenges to public institutions, processes of individualization and transformations of collective solidarities.

March 2006 - March 2010

Interdependence Day describes a series of projects and events designed to provoke new thinking about how we should act in our interconnected world through collaborations between researchers, publics, artists and performers, NGO's and the media.

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