School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham
ESPRU members Stefan Bouzarovski and Rosie Day will co-organise a group of sessions on ‘Politicising energy consumption’ at the forthcoming Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers. The other two organisers of the sessions are Conor Harrison (University of North Carolina) and Matthew Huber (Syracuse University). The sessions are aimed at conceptualising energy consumption as a political site and practice. Papers highlight the different ways in which energy circulations at the scale of households and communities intersect with the everyday politics of technology, nature and social inequality. As a whole, the numerous presenters draw attention to the social and technical functioning of the infrastructural assemblage embedded in domestic energy flows.
In the first of the two sessions, we will reflect on the energy consumption-technology-nature nexus. We expect the following contributions:
In the second session, we will explore the politics of locating responsibility and agency: