Events and Outputs

Events and Outputs

We support workshops, seminars, and collaborative projects that develop material in the Inventory into publications with lasting impacts. We also support writing projects that make use of the inventory. Find further details under 'Invitation to Participate' in the navigation menu.


How can social theory and anthropology help practitioners change society? — Erik Forman, Biao Xiang
Big data and global mapping exercises are sometimes “anti-theory,” as they claim to offer full representations of reality that render theoretical explanation redundant. Butglobal data can be theoretically generative if we pay attention to details and ask “what does the data mean?” Furthermore, global data may shed light on intersections between technology, policy, materiality, ideology and ethics. — Jelena Dzankic, Timothy Jacob-Owens, Lorenzo Piccoli, Biao Xiang
We need to broaden migration studies to address a wide range of mobilities, rethink the role of local community as a central scale for intervention, and redefine the relation between the state and the civil society. — Mukta Naik, Biao Xiang

Workshops


Formal publications that draw on material from MoLab Inventory

Xiang, Biao, William L. Allen, Shahram Khosravi, Hélène Neveu Kringelbach, Yasmin Y. Ortiga, Karen Anne S. Liao, Jorge E. Cuéllar, Lamea Momen, Priya Deshingkar, and Mukta Naik. 2022. Shock mobilities during moments of acute uncertainty. Geopolitics. DOI: 10.1080/14650045.2022.2091314. Published online: 25 Jul 2022.

Xiang, Biao, William L. Allen, Shahram Khosravi, Hélène Neveu Kringelbach, Yasmin Y. Ortiga, Karen Anne S. Liao, Jorge E. Cuéllar, Lamea Momen, Priya Deshingkar, and Mukta Naik. 2022. Shock mobilities during moments of acute uncertainty. Geopolitics. DOI: 10.1080/14650045.2022.2091314. Published online: 25 Jul 2022.

In this collective essay, MoLab contributors and other researchers examine mobility and immobility during the pandemic as lenses onto the ways that routinised state power reacts to acute uncertainties, as well as how these reactions impact politics and societies.
Xiang, Biao. 2022. "How COVID-19 has re-distributed human mobility." Current History 121(838): 304–309.

Xiang, Biao. 2022. "How COVID-19 has re-distributed human mobility." Current History 121(838): 304–309.

This article suggests that mobility regulation during the pandemic indicates how relations are changing between government and citizens, not only in China, but across the world.
Xiang, Biao and Pal Nyiri. 2022. " Migration and values". Intersections 8(2): 201–206.

Xiang, Biao and Pal Nyiri. 2022. " Migration and values". Intersections 8(2): 201–206.

This article is part of the outcomes o the workshop "The re-enchantment of culture and flexible citizenship in a hardening world", co-organized by The Research Centre for Social Sciences (Centre for Excellence, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest) and MoLab, November 2021.
Xiang, Biao. "Remote work, social inequality and the redistribution of mobility". International Migration. 2022 (60):280–282.
 

Xiang, Biao. "Remote work, social inequality and the redistribution of mobility". International Migration. 2022 (60):280–282.  

This article reflects on how the perspective of the "redistribution of mobility" helps to understand the relation between remote work, the pandemic, and inequality.
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