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[Commlist] Final CFP: Digital Ecologies in Practice

Tue Apr 12 15:00:16 GMT 2022

full CfP here:



When: 28-29 July 2022

Where: hybrid - online and in-person: University of Bonn, Germany



We invite paper contributions relating, but not limited, to the following thematic areas:

  * Innovative digital methods for sensing, representing, and
    studying environments
  * Projects experimenting with forms of environmental data justice,
    citizen sensing, community-based and Indigenous approaches to
    digital ecological practice
  * Wildlife tracking, sentinels, surveillance, and other forms of
  * (Nonhuman) user-oriented design
  * Digital environmental governance
  * Speculative design for more-than-human worlds
  * Art-science and interdisciplinary collaborations involving digital
  * Digital ecologies in virtual and augmented realities
  * Projects involving nonhumans as participants/collaborators
  * Social media and digital ecologies
  * Methods for sonic and acoustic digital ecologies
  *   Multi-sensory digital methods including taste, touch, smell
  * Speculative design for more-than-human worlds
  * Creative approaches to digital ecologies in practice
  *   Papers generally relating to the theme of digital ecologies are
    very welcome

Please submit your abstracts to (team /at/ Abstracts should be no more than 250 words in length. We welcome 15 minute paper presentations or 5 minute lightning talks. In your proposal, please state your name, title, current position, presentation format, and abstract.

In addition, please state whether you intend to attend in-person or online only, whether you will be attending both days or day two only, and whether you would like to apply for funding to attend in person (see below for details on this).



Digital Ecologies in Practice will be a two-day hybrid event, held both in-person and online.

Day One (in-person only) will involve several practical outings and exhibitions. Participants will get hands-on experience with a range of digital technologies, including immersive VR nature experiences, a demonstration of digital fences, and a ‘digital urban ecologies walk’. On this day we are delighted to host a range of immersive exhibitions and talks with design practitioners engaging digital methods and technologies to explore themes of ecology.

Day Two (in-person and online) will follow a more standard conference format, consisting of several panels and a keynote event (tbc). In-person participants will have the option of dining together at the end of each day. We have a limited amount of funding available to cover the travel costs of several participants. In your proposals, please indicate whether you would like to apply for this funding. Participants are encouraged to seek funding from their institutions, funding bodies, and departments. Priority will be given to PhD candidates, early career researchers, and non-tenured academics.

We encourage scholars and practitioners from a range of disciplines to apply: social scientists; natural scientists; humanities scholars; artists/designers; and beyond. Interdisciplinary collaborations are highly encouraged.



Following the conference, we will submit a proposal for a special issue of cultural geographies in practice. Contributions will document and reflect on creative, practical, and experimental uses of digital technologies and mediation in relation to environmental governance and knowledge production, human-nonhuman encounters, and digitised more-than-human worlds more broadly. The editors of CGiP have already expressed their support for this endeavour.


Digital Ecologies in Practice is co-organised by the Digital Ecologies team ( and Dr Julia Poerting, with financial support from the University of Bonn, the German Research Foundation (project number 446600467), the Economic and Social Research Council, and the European Research Council.

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