The conference celebrates the work of prof. Frank Moulaert, leading scholar on the themes of territorial development, social innovation and governance. Since his early research in the 1970s, Frank has been working in a number of locations (including Belgium, USA, France, UK) and in different (inter)disciplinary fields. His commitment to forge bridges between academic disciplinary fields and to see beyond dichotomies of theory and action exposed him to many intellectual strands. Likewise his work left its marks in numerous fields and places. What never changed is his commitment to advancing the understanding of the entanglement of territories and social justice. The event will bring together scholars, activists, artists, and colleagues that have crossed Frank Moulaert's path through time and space.
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The aim of the Lesvos Conference is to provide a forum for sharing experiences, practices, critical reflections, methodological as well as empirical advancements on research for and about social ecological and socio-spatial justice. What tasks do social innovation and territorial development research have today and in the future? What role can the territorial commons play for greater socio spatial justice? What methodological and structural constraints and challenges exist for action research in social and social-ecological change strategies? These and other pressing questions will be the focus of what we hope becomes a stimulating gathering of academics, activists, policy makers, artists.
The conference is developed with the support of the INDIGO research project on "Innovating spatial development planning by Differentiating land ownership and Governance" funded by the Flemish innovation agency IWT (2015-2018).
The action research project aims to understand how land use rights are governed and how alternative commons-based ownership regimes can be built to counter the enclosure of land, privatization, fragmentation, social exclusion etc.
The conference is hosted and supported by the Department of Geography at the University Aegean.
The conference is hosted by the Department of Geography at the University of the Aegean.
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81100 Lesvos, Greece