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Message posted on 18/06/2021

Surveillance as Spatial Injustice - The Case of Iran (VUB Chair In Surveillance Studies Seminar Series)

Hi all,

Tomorrow June 17th at 3PM CET (Brussels Time) we are hosting the last seminar in our series for this academic year, entitled Surveillance as Spatial Injustice - The Case of Iran.

We are delighted to welcome Azadeh Akbari who will theorise surveillance practices in a framework of spatial (in)justice and examine new approaches in understanding resistance against surveillance based on theories of abnormal justice and politics of difference. Her research project demonstrates how surveillance curtails, limits and disrupts participation in cyber, urban and physical spaces.

The case study on using traffic control cameras footage against female drivers with improper veiling in Iran explores the interrelations between policing of womens clothing in public spaces and their position in the virtual space of datasets, both as spatial injustices. The mutual constitution of physical and virtual is also studied through a thematic analysis of social media of two resistance campaigns against compulsory hijab depicting a continuum of spatial justice between the physical and cyber spaces.

The seminar offers an epistemological rethinking of conceptualising regimes of surveillance in the countries of the global South as exceptional cases and debates the homogenised theorisation of space and surveillance that leaves many realities outside its narrative.

As always, registration is required and free of charge, please do so here: es-seminar-v-surveillance-as-spatial .

As this is the last seminar of this season, it would be lovely to welcome many of you : )

Kind regards, Bram Visser PhD Candidate at the VUB Chair in Surveillance Studies PR & Communication for Privacy Salon & CPDP [cid:image001.jpg@01D762CA.5BE50310]

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