The 2019 Antipode AAG Lecture – Kristin Ross on “The Seventh Wonder of the Zad”

Kristin Ross to give the Antipode lecture at the AAG meeting

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Please join us for the 2019 Antipode American Association of Geographers Lecture on Thursday 4th April between 5:00pm and 6:40pm in the Blue Room, Lobby Level, Omni Shoreham Hotel (2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington, DC 20008).

The Lecture will be followed by a drinks reception sponsored by Antipode’s publisher, Wiley. This will see the return of the Antipode Groovefest with our very own DJ Mod to celebrate 50 years of the journal, 1969-2019.

Geography as conceived by the practitioners and theorists who have been recurrent figures in my work (Reclus, Kropotkin, Gracq) is a means of approaching landscapes with a sensitivity to what state boundaries obscure: unexpected natural foundations and modes of life that spring up below the radar of authority. The occupational movement to block an international airport in western France known as the “zad” is one such landscape. Using the zad (zone à défendre)…

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