SP021 - How to conceptualize and map the INVISIBLE to inform solidarity, peace and justice aspirations?
Convened by Diana Reckien, Javier Martinez, Sandeep Menon, Karin Pfeffer (all from University of Twente, the Netherlands) and Christine Richter (Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW)
Invisibility is associated with social inequality and lack of justice and solidarity. In order to inform solidarity, peace and justice aspirations, scholars map invisible people, groups of people, and underlying societal processes. However, invisibility is dynamic and changes depending on environmental, political and/or socio-economic development. This panel invites contributions that critically reflect on traditional forms of mapping invisibility and suggest alternative forms of spatially assessing invisibility and underlying gradients of inequality, poverty and political marginalization. What/ who needs to be made visible in a world of climate change, political fragmentation, and growing distrust to inform solidarity, peace and justice aspirations?