Cet article s'intéresse à la représentation de la Suisse à travers deux affiches. La première vise à attirer une clientèle touristique en 1942, la seconde à faire voter les électeurs pour le parti Vert'libéral en 2019. Nous décryptons les images représentées et montrons en quoi elles vont de pair avec certains messages. La Suisse est ici celle des familles urbaines et celle de la verdure. Ces deux thèmes sont clés dans la mobilisation d'un public touristique et d'un électorat.
When authorities act apparently to protect communities from risks, including those made worse by climate change, there can be other motives at work. Through research in Rio de Janeiro we analyse how a favela clearance policy was brought in after landslides in 2010 with only weak technical justification. Favela dwellers, activists and counter-experts formed a network to contest these moves, challenge the risk assessments undertaken and build a partially successful resistance to an unjust policy.
The spatial borders of territorial states are also the limits of the validity of the principle of abstract equality and its emancipatory potential. Against the backdrop of geographical theorizations of spatial forms, the paper discusses how this is reflected in the Marxist critique of merely abstract equality and the ways in which current theories of radical democracy find emancipatory potential in the demand for equality.
Taking as an example coastal protection infrastructure under construction in the Venetian Lagoon, we reflect on how environmental justice approaches are useful to analyse the socio-political processes shaping coastal environments and climate change adaptation interventions.
Are the legal dimensions of social spatialities sufficiently taken into account in geographical theory? The concept geographicity of law will be developed in order to answer this question in a dialogue between the current spatial turn of legal studies and the already existing legal geography. Especially, the realms of public space and urbanity will be addressed.
This intervention discusses the politics of place naming in the context of decolonising universities and academic knowledge. It is written as a comic that creates a visual as well as textual narrative by focussing on the figure of Carl Vogt, a 19th century racial theorist and politician whose name was used for a building constructed in 2015 at the University of Geneva. It is written as a personal letter to Carl Vogt.
This article investigates how new digital technologies are established in agriculture. It draws upon empirical data from a qualitative case study with a Swiss based but internationally operating start-up that has recently obtained the first authorisation to spray crop protection products on vineyards with their home-made drone. The authors show that there has been a joint-effort between the private company and federal institutions to experiment, improve and regulate the functioning of the drone.
Die Intervention befasst sich vor allem mit der Dynamik des Dialogs zwischen Carolin Schur und Peter Weichhart. Die leitende rage lautet, Wie kann wissenschaftlicher Dialog am besten gestaltet werden unter Bedingungen der tendenziell zunehmenden Wissenslücken der jeweiligen Dialogpartner*innen gegenüber anderen Standpunkten? Es wird argumentiert, dass diese Frage am besten geantwortet werden kann, wenn wir unser Verständnis für die subtile Auswirkungen der Positionalität verbessern.
This intervention follows the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. With both health and the economy as central to this crisis, besides each amplifying the other, in some regards, the two also might stand in conflict. However, both are delivering a number of consequences for humans in different regions and life circumstances across the globe. With the help of several examples, this paper sets out to visualize the unequal distribution of duties, strains, exposure and aftermath of the current health crisis.