8-10 November 2018: The Marshrutka Project’s final conference: Spatial dynamics of informal and shared mobilities

The Marshrutka Project’s final conference: Spatial dynamics of informal and shared mobilities

This conference aims to critically reflect on shared and informal mobilities and their implication for spatial and social dynamics. It questions existing discourses on sharing by paying attention to corporate strategies, labour conditions and implications on public transport systems. Likewise, it challenges existing visions of informal transport as the past of urban transportation by examining its ongoing presence in different global regions. We thus invite contributions for following and related themes:

Socio-spatial comparisons between informal and shared mobilities
Social, economic and environmental ambitions of ride-sharing
Impact of digitalisation on informal transport
Labour conditions of informal and shared mobility workers
Informal and shared mobilities complementing or competing with public transport
Informal and shared mobilities and class, race and gender inequalities
Mobility justice and spatial justice perspectives on informal and shared mobilities

Dates: 8-10 November 2018;

Location: TU Berlin main campus
Organisers: Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography, Leipzig, Germany; Technical University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Submission guidelines:

The conference is planned to last two and half days, and will include high-profile keynote speakers, dialogue sessions with practitioners and activists, and a public panel table discussion on the conference subject. Limited number of travel grants is available. Please indicate in your application if you would like to make use of this possibility. For non-funded participants, a catering contribution of 20€ will be due upon registration. We expect your abstracts by the 25th of July 2018, with final decision of acceptance to be sent out by the 15th of August 2018. For submitting your abstract,and any organisational queries concerning the conference, please contact H_Schauer@ifl-leipzig.de.

See more at: http://marshrutka.net/call-for-applications-the-marshrutka-projects-final-conference-spatial-dynamics-of-informal-and-shared-mobilities/