Academic work as radical purpose — ASN Events
5:00PM - 6:00PM
McMahon Ball Theatre

Geographers have had much to say about the pitfalls of development. That it remains hierarchical and culturally inflected, operating on racialised, gendered and class lines, has made it somewhat of an easy target. But what lies beyond the safe confines of critique? What might ‘doing development’ look like if academic work was to deliver more radical and embodied purpose? This panel aims to provoke discussion on the nature of critique itself, questions of radical purpose, and the urgency of development praxis.
Associate Professor Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt (Australian National University)
Associate Professor Yvonne Jasmine Te Ruki-Rangi-O-Tangaroa Underhill-Sem (University of Auckland)
Professor Michael Watts (University of California, Berkley)
Dr Sarah Wright (University of Newcastle)
Dr Katharine McKinnon (Macquarie University)
Associate Professor Andrew McGregor (Macquarie University)