7th International Student and Early Career Conference NEW WAVE took place on 21st − 22nd May, 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic. Traditionally, the conference draws graduate and post-graduate students, as well as young professionals from the fields of Physical and Social Geography, Cartography, Demography, Sociology, Urban planning and related disciplines to share and discuss their research in friendly and open-minded atmosphere with multidisciplinary audience.
I had the opportunity to present paper titled GeoGames and playful geography methodology for field trips, which originates in our common 3-years ERASMUS+ project called Field-based learning: multidisciplinary mobile mapping methods. The project is coordinated by University of Manchester and partners are Palacký University Olomouc, Utrecht University, University of Warwick and University of Malta.
The conference didn’t really have a lot of presentations with topic of participation, but I would point out few, which we interesting to me:
Pavel Doboš and his presentation titled Imaginative geographies and media representations of distant suffering. Pavel based his presentation of results of Critical Discourse Analysis and concept of imaginative geographies, describing how news coverage creates distant action agains suffering and politics of pity.
Gregor Arnold presented platform www.leerstandsmelder.de (in translation something like news about free places – in sense of building). It is a collective critical mapping tool for urban space mapping.