Energy, austerity, informality workshop report

On the 21st of May 2014, the Centre for Urban Resilience and Energy (CURE) hosted a workshop on Energy, austerity, informality: Exploring the everyday politics of urban infrastructure. The event was organised under the auspices of the RGS-IBG funded EVENT project and co-financed by SEED’s Urban Champion scheme. Cities@manchester and the Energy Geographies Working Group of theContinue reading “Energy, austerity, informality workshop report”

Call for participants: Workshop on ‘Energy, austerity, informality: Exploring the everyday politics of urban infrastructure’

The Centre for Urban Resilience and Energy at the University of Manchester is organising a one-day workshop on ‘Energy, austerity, informality: Exploring the everyday politics of urban infrastructure’. The workshop will take place in Manchester on the 21st of May 2014. The workshop aims to explore the diverse conceptual debates focusing on the nexus of everyday practicesContinue reading “Call for participants: Workshop on ‘Energy, austerity, informality: Exploring the everyday politics of urban infrastructure’”

New project: Energy vulnerability and alternative economies in Northern Greece

The 15th of July will see the start of the EVENT project (Energy vulnerability and alternative economies in Northern Greece), which aims to explore how experiences of domestic energy deprivation in this country are underpinned by the social and spatial infrastructures of everyday life. The endeavour is funded by the Royal Geographical Society with the InstituteContinue reading “New project: Energy vulnerability and alternative economies in Northern Greece”

The changing meanings of ‘home’ within policy and governance

By Saska Petrova Stefan and I have just returned from an ESRC seminar on ‘home space within social policy and governance at the Open University’. It was fascinating to attend a discussion of the political articulations of domesticity within a disciplinary setting that is quite different from the one in which I have usually participatedContinue reading “The changing meanings of ‘home’ within policy and governance”