Durban, South Africa, 27 May-1 June 2013

The fourth Institute took place in Durban, South Africa, from May 27th to June 1st 2013. It was organised by Patrick Bond (University of KwaZulu-Natal), Nik Heynen (University of Georgia) and Wendy Larner (University of Bristol).

One of the sessions at the Durban Institute, “Doing Public Geography, Making Scholarship Public”, yielded a brilliant resource. Two of the participants, Guillermo Delgado (University of Cape Town) and Victoria Habermehl (University of Leeds), have produced an intervention, which collates their colleagues experiences of being/becoming “public”. Through an innovative process of mapping, it identifies similarities and differences, strengths and weaknesses, difficulties and possibilities, and offers lessons on what both “doing public geography” and “making scholarship public” might mean today. You can read the intervention online here, or download a pdf.

IGJ4 group

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Plenary contributors

Sharad Chari, University of the Witwatersrand

Gillian Hart, University of California Berkeley

Meshack Khosa, Fresh Thinking, South Africa

Brij Maharaj, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Sam Moyo, African Institute for Agrarian Studies, Zimbabwe

Jennifer Robinson, University College London

Nik Theodore, University of Illinois at Chicago


Beatriz Bustos-Gallardo, Universidad de Chile

Aaron de Grassi, UC Berkeley

Abigail Neely, University of Minnesota

Alejandro Camargo, Syracuse University

Alicia Lazzarini, University of Minnesota

Amanda Huron, University of the District of Columbia

Amanda Thomas, Victoria University of Wellington

Amber Murrey-Ndewa, University of Oxford

Anthony Ince, University of Glasgow

David Roberts, University of Toronto

David Wachsmuth, New York University

Guillermo Delgado, University of Cape Town/Labour Resource and Research Institute

Henrik Ernstson, Stockholm University/University of Cape Town

Jonathan Silver, Durham University

Lauren Martin, University of Oulu

Lia Frederiksen, University of Toronto

Lorena Munoz, University of Minnesota

Mary Lawhon, University of Cape Town

Melanie Samson, University of the Witwatersrand

Nathan Marom, University of California, Berkeley

Phillip Lühl, Polytechnic of Namibia

Rohit Negi, Ambedkar University Delhi

Victoria Habermehl, University of Leeds

Zoltan Gluck, CUNY