We are pleased to announce that the “Reinventing Learning Cities” project will be presented during the CASCA/IUAES 2017 Conference in Canada. The International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) and Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA) Conference will be hosted at the University of Ottawa, on the unceded, traditional territory of the Algonquins of the Ottawa River Watershed.
This year’s focal point is “Movement” of diverse knowledges, practices and problematizations. The notion of movement resonates in studies of political, ecological, religious and economic life as an analytical space exploring the processes of life forms, things and ideas through relationships in space and time. Our paper will be presented within the “Everyday Neoliberalism” panel exploring how neoliberalism’s economic and cultural dimensions intersect in various domains of everyday life. The paper, Unlearning the city: critical ethnography of the learning strategies and tactics in Bristol, UK, will present an ethnographic study of Bristol through mundane learning practices, focusing on learning as a site of intersection with economic practices as well as potential contestations.