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Symposia at the Studio of Villa Bosch
Heidelberg University
Department of Geography
Berliner Str. 48
69120 Heidelberg

Klara Jungkunz
Marius Zipf


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Program of "Placing the Future"

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Thursday, September 29, 2022
Friday, September 30, 2022

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Registration (08:30)

Welcome Address (09:00)
Johannes Glückler and Natalie Koch, Heidelberg University (Germany)

Session 1: Creating understandings of the future
Chair: Johannes Glückler

Using judgmental forecasting and scenario thinking for anticipating the future: what are the differences, the similarities, and the advantages of each? (09:30)
George Wright, University of Strathclyde Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland

Imagining after capitalism (10:30)
Andy Hines, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA

Coffee break (11:30)

Nationalism and the future: Place, identity, and aspirational futures (12:00)
Natalie Koch, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany

Lunch (13:00)

Chair: Zoltán Boldizsár Simon

Between low orbit and small islands: the space for negotiating what counts as knowledge in preparing for environmental catastrophe (14:00)
Jessica Bland University of Cambridge, London, England

Awakening to catastrophe: Spatial multiplicity in knowing, resisting and surviving catastrophic Futures (15:00)
Kezia Barker, Birkbeck College, University of London, London, England

Coffee break (16:00)

General discussion (16:30)

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Session 2: Conceptualizing visions of the future
Chair: Ramia Mazé

Utopias of extinction (09:00)
Zoltán Boldizsár Simon, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany

Coffee break (10:00)

The space between futures (10:30)
Richard Tutton, University of York, York, England

Economic geographies of postgrowth (11:30)
Christian Schulz, University of Luxembourg, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

Lunch (12:30)

Chair: Andy Hines

Envisioning alternative economic futures through the lens of food (13:30)
José Luis Sánchez-Hernández, University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain

Session 3: Controlling journeys into the future

Design and other ways of knowing (and governing) the future (14:30)
Ramia Mazé, London College of Communication, London, England

General discussion (15:30)

Hotel transfer (16:30)

Friday, September 30, 2022

Session 3: Controlling journeys into the future
Chair: Natalie Koch

Futures all around: What the social sciences can learn from a fieldsite with ‘no future’ (09:00)
Felix Ringel, Durham University, Durham, England

Coffee break (10:00)

Techniques of futuring: On how imagined futures become socially performative (10:30)
Maarten Hajer, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, Holland

The turn to KIBS (11:30)
Ian Miles, University of Manchester, Manchester, England

Lunch (12:30)

General discussion (13:30)

Coffee break (14:30)

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