Landscape, Space, and Place conference

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Landscape Studies and Geography Department at Indiana University

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9th Annual Landscape, Space, and Place Conference
Indiana University – Indiana Memorial Union in Bloomington, Indiana
February 26-28th 2015

Faculty Presentations will be February 26th in the Georgian Room (IMU)
Graduate Presentations will be February 27-28th in State Room East (IMU)
Indiana University's Department of Geography and Landscape Studies Program are hosting their 9th annual Landscape, Space, and Place (LSP) Conference. To reflect the increased focus on spatiality as a vital lens, graduate students from all disciplines are invited to participate by presenting work that foregrounds issues of landscape, space, and place on a multitude of subjects. In addition to paper sessions, there will also be a landscape architecture poster and model session. Via these various formats, we strive to create a dynamic, interactive atmosphere in which to foster discussion and academic growth.

Landscape studies is multidisciplinary; and landscape's far-reaching academic connections and diverse array of approaches give the field its strength. The goal of the LSP conference is to bring together graduate students across disciplinary backgrounds to exchange ideas and consider novel perspectives. We also hope to encourage a more integrative framework upon which to build the future of the field.

Past presentation topics have included:
*Media, public art, sculptures and embodiment *Nationality and cultural landscapes
*Soundscapes, sonar, and waterscapes *Nostalgia and theme parks
*Traumatic memory, tourism, history, architecture and media screens

Potential vectors through which to consider dimensions of landscape, space, and place include but are not limited to: Architecture and environment, war and violence, memory and history, gender and sexuality, race and nationality, economics and class, politics and social movements, coloniality and post-coloniality, film and media, gaming and technology, literature and popular culture, photography and visual culture, performance and the arts, sciences and public health; sacred space and ritual, phenomenological studies, sensory ethnography, A/V installations

Potential questions to address include but are not limited to: How do landscapes shape dynamics of power and how do these power structures in turn shape landscapes? *What are the relationships between spaces and cultural and artistic practices? *How can places influence conceptualizations of citizenship and political involvement? *What are some of the contemporary or historical ways of representing and experiencing space? *What are some of the ways of circulating and reproducing notions of place?

Panelists will be limited to 15-minute presentations and 5 minutes for questions.We invite performances, creative/interactive presentations, games, etc. Abstracts of approximately 250 words are due January 18, 2015 please email them to Any questions may be directed to Dan Johnston, Katie Lind, or Nitasha Sharma at