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Call for Panellists: Brexit Futures Roundtable Discussion
7th Nordic Geographers Meeting 2017, Stockholm, Sweden, June 18th–21st 2017
Conveners: Dr Kathy Burrell, Dept. of Geography and Planning, University of
Liverpool and Dr Sarah M Hall, Dept. of Geography, University of Manchester
Since the referendum result for ‘Brexit’ in June 2016, the UK has entered a
period of potentially seismic change. While most obviously this threatens to
reconfigure the UK’s relationship with the rest of the European Union and
European mobility regimes, the political and economic restructuring that Brexit
is likely to entail brings with it many other possible and equally fundamental
There is a sense of history in the making in front of us – the question is how
this history will unfold, how well we are going to be able to understand it,
and how attentive we are going to be to how it plays out in people’s lived
This roundtable discussion seeks to explore these possible ‘Brexit futures’,
asking what it means for the EU and the wider continent of Europe, but also
what it might mean for people living in the UK in their day to day lives and
the futures they foresee in front of them.
Key questions include:
• what does Brexit mean for mobility, and mobility equalities, within
Europe and the EU?
• how might Brexit impact on European imaginaries in the UK?
• what implications are there for EU migrants in the UK – does it herald
a new type of precarity?
• how might Brexit be experienced socially in the UK?
• what hidden inequalities might be revealed as a result of Brexit?
• what does Brexit mean for an austere Europe?
• how might Brexit be understood as something lived and experienced?
• how might Brexit impact on the way people imagine the future – their
own but also national and European futures?
• how might Brexit be understood as part of a prefigurative politics?
We welcome expressions of interest from potential panel members to be emailed
to kburr...@liverpool.ac.uk and sarah.m.h...@manchester.ac.uk by 15 December
Please tell us what you would be able to talk about, which questions you would
like to address or other perspectives you could bring.