03 Dec Forum 2: the migrant climate: resilience, adaptation and the ontopolitics of mobility in the Anthropocene
Forum 2: the migrant climate: resilience, adaptation and the ontopolitics of mobility in the Anthropocene
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While modernist or ?top-down?, ?command-and-control? approaches to climate and migration worked at the surface or ontic level of the redistribution of entities in time and space, resilience approaches call for a different approach to mobility. These discourses construct mobilities that are more transformative; in fact, ones that question traditional liberal modernist notions of time and space and of entities with fixed essences. These mobilities do not concern moving entities in space but rethinking mobility in relation to space. Mobility then becomes more a matter of changing the understandings and practices relating to spaces and entities than of moving things from one place to another. Becoming ?mobile? thus would apply to the development of capabilities or ?response-abilities? to sense, adapt, recompose, repurpose and reimagine problems and possibilities; taking responses to crises beyond the static and binary conceptions of mobility and space.