Please see call for abstracts/papers bellow
Call for papers on “Community self-organisation and landscapes of food
justice and sustainability”RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, 28-31
August 2018 in Cardiff, UK.

*Sponsored by the Food Geographies Working Group (FGWG)*

*We invite abstract submissions from established and as well as early stage
and postgraduate researchers for the FGWG sponsored session “Community
self-organisation and landscapes of food justice and sustainability” at the
RGS with IBG Annual International Conference, which will take place from 28
to 31 August 2018 in Cardiff, UK.*

*Session convenors: *Moya Kneafsey, Centre for Agroecology, Water and
Resilience, Coventry University & Mustafa Hasanov, University of Groningen

This session considers the role of community self-organisation in relation
to new landscapes of food justice and sustainability. Recent years have
seen a flourishing of community-led initiatives aiming to create food
systems which deliver nourishing food whilst upholding principles such as
care for planetary resources, fair livelihoods for producers, food rights
for consumers and compassion for animals. Community self-organisation
suggests various types of mobilisation, across multiple scales and time
horizons, involving a diversity of actors and sometimes interplay with
local authorities. Yet many critical questions remain. For example, what do
self-organising communities look like, what conditions are needed for them
to flourish in different contexts and what is self-organising after all?
What is the outlook for community self-organisation in times of austerity
and increased social tension? Are self-organising communities always
socially inclusive, sustainable, and resilient? What is the role of new
technologies in enabling community self-organisation? What is the role of
food scholars in relation to community self-organisation? To what extent
does – or can -  community self-organisation contribute to large-scale
transitions towards sustainable and resilient foodscapes? We welcome papers
addressing these and related questions in a range of landscapes, including
urban, rural, post-industrial, post-colonial, colonial, historical and

Full details on the RGS-IBG AC 2018 conference can be found here
information about the RGS-IBG FGWG can be found here

Enquiries and abstract submission (together with a title, up to five
keywords and author(s) affiliation and contact details) should be sent to
Moya Kneafsey ([log in to unmask] and Mustafa Hasanov (
[log in to unmask]) by 9th of February 2018.

The final decision on whether or not papers have been accepted will follow
on 23rd of February 2018.

The session convenors sincerely apologise for cross posting.

Mustafa Hasanov (Mufty)
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University of Groningen
Faculty of Spatial Sciences, Spatial Planning and Environment
Online Officer of the RGS-IBG Food Geographies Working Group

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