WEBINAR: Topic: In conversation: Disruption, transformation, and innovation in the periphery, 28 July 2022
15th July 2022
The Institute of Australian Geographers, Geographical Research journal, and Wiley publishers are delighted to announce a new webinar focusing on innovation in the periphery. We launched the webinar series last year, and we encourage your participation in these events. The details for the July webinar are below.
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Topic: In conversation: Disruption, transformation, and innovation in the periphery
Description: Disruption, transformation, and innovation have an ambivalent presence in economic geography, contributing uneven spatial development as well as the necessary ingredients for economic growth and prosperity. On one hand, economic power and higher-value production concentrate in certain locations and warrant the study of regions from the core. On the other hand, there is a need to be mindful of consequential conceptual and empirical distortions of what we know of the periphery on its own terms. At its most basic, working at the periphery draws attention to activity not visible from the centre, a position enabling other valuations of the significance of what is observable at the periphery. Things might be constituted differently away from the centre and may need interpreting in new ways to understand their seemingly distant geographies. Observations and interpretations at a distance might also render knowledge generalisations from the centre incomplete or redundant. This panel brings together contributors to a special section in Geographical Research who consider peripherality as a way of being placed in order to show how this position promotes innovation and to reveal how dynamics in peripheral economies may aid our collective understanding of them and, perhaps unexpectedly, of the core.
The panel includes: Kirsten Martinus, Phil O'Neill, Al Rainnie, Alexander Wentworth Vaughan, Thomas Sigler, Sally Weller, Tom Barratt, Sophie Webber, Anton Klarin
Time: 28 July 2022 12:00 PM AEST