Mobilities Symposium

We are pleased to host the 5th NZ Mobilities Symposium on the topic of Future Mobilities and Resilience. We invite you to join us on 3-4 July.

5th New Zealand Mobilities Symposium: Future mobilities and resilience


Date: 3-4 July 2014
Venue: Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, 23a Mein Street, Newtown, Wellington

Mobilities Symposium invitation (PDF)

We invite researchers from the social sciences and humanities to join the mobilities studies community in Aotearoa New Zealand in exploring current and possible future mobilities and resilience.

People from any discipline are welcome. We encourage postgraduate participation. We are interested in empirical research and ideas about how people, things and ideas may move – or not – in the future, and how such mobilities may impact on human, economic and environmental resilience.

Keynote presentations

Dr Juliet Jain and Dr Billy Clayton
Centre for Transport & Society, University of the West of England
Can digital presence reconfigure experiences of absence?

Dr Tara Duncan
Department of Tourism, University of Otago
Where might mobilities ‘go’?


There is a single stream of presentations to enable in-depth discussion, networking and development of themes. There will be sessions on walking, cycling and commuting, international travellers and migration. We will explore children’s mobility in the city and possible mobility futures, as well as mapping, modelling and managing travel. Martha Bell, Maria Borovnik and Tara Duncan join for a panel discussion on the NZ Mobilities Network.


Registration is free but if you wish to attend you MUST register. Email Marie Russell by 13 June 2014:

The total number of registrations may be limited to facilitate discussion. Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements, accommodation, and lunches etc.


5th NZ Mobilities Symposium programme (PDF)

Thursday 3 July: 10.30am to 5.00pm plus evening session
Friday 4 July:  9.00am to 4.00pm.

Contact: Marie Russell (04) 385 5541