Revisiting ‘Parque de la Papa’

By Emily Godwin While reading for the ‘Postcolonial Matters’ module of the MSc Society and Space program, I found myself pondering over a case study I encountered during my Geography undergrad course at Bristol University. In 2016 I wrote an essay on ‘Parque de la Papa’ and its indigenous management by the Inka peoples. ParqueContinue reading “Revisiting ‘Parque de la Papa’”

Decolonising the human geography curriculum: two units for the MSc in Society and Space in 2017-18

The significant energies towards decolonising the curriculum in higher education are making themselves felt in ever more persistent and exciting ways at the University of Bristol. In the first instance, several reading and discussion groups focused on the coloniality of our university curriculum  have sprung up amongst student and academic groups. One, run by UniversityContinue reading “Decolonising the human geography curriculum: two units for the MSc in Society and Space in 2017-18”

Wukan: Landlessness, Development and Violence in China

By Sam Berlin Violence and civil disturbance seem to be becoming the new normal in China. The downward revision of economic growth rates, protests in Hong Kong, the Tianjin explosions and the recent stock market crash have raised questions about the sustainability of CCP (Chinese Communist Party) rule. However, though instability and even conflict seemContinue reading “Wukan: Landlessness, Development and Violence in China”