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IAS Fellow’s Seminar – Thinking territorially about property
January 11, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
IAS Fellow’s Seminar by Professor Nicholas Blomley, Simon Fraser University.
The territorial dimensions of real property are understudied. This reflects both the limited tendency to view territory through the lens of the national state, and an erroneous assumption that a territorial focus reifies property. Viewing both property and territory as relational and mutually recursive, I hope for a conversation in the seminar regarding the value and challenges of a territorial lens in exploring the practical work of territory in configuring property relations, the historical moment in which capitalist liberal forms of propertied territory was produced, the powerful metaphors that work through it, and the habits and everyday practices it induces. The territory of property, I suggest, has a specificity, a presence, and a consequentiality, all of which demand our attention.
The Seminar will take place on Zoom. To register please click here.