Speaking at the Royal Geographical Society’s Annual International Conference 2022
From 30 Aug to 2 Sep 2022, Friederike Pank participated in the Annual International Conference of the Royal Geographical Society in Newcastle together with anthropologists and geographers of the Young Researchers’ Network based at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Regional Studies at MLU Halle-Wittenberg. The conference theme Geographies Beyond Recovery encouraged participants to reflect on the work of recuperation, repair, and transformation after disaster, broadly conceived; the struggles and co-operations involved in the making of new futures; and the changing forms of political, economic and social organisation which this reconstructive work requires and produces. As an invited speaker of the panel session ‘Recovering from ‘Carbon-Democracies’? Everyday Practices of Future-Making confronting Climate Change’, Friederike presented a paper on dynamics of disruption, disengagement and failure in energy transition projects in Eastern Germany where envisioned futures fail to take form. The session abstract can be found here, and Friederike’s paper abstract can be accessed here (log-in required).