PyGyRG at the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2022

We’re excited to be at the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2022, from Tuesday 30th August to Friday 2nd September.

The Participatory Geographies Research Group (PyGyRG) are sponsoring/co-sponsoring five exciting sessions at the conference on topics including activism and social justice, hybrid participatory research, rural tourism and leisure, walking during the pandemic, and diverse participatory methods.…

Participatory geographies social meet-up

The RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2022 will be hosted at Newcastle University (UK) between Tuesday, 30 August, and Friday, 2 September. You can find out more about the conference here.

The Participatory Geographies Research Group (PyGyRG) are hosting a social meet-up on Wednesday, 31st August at the City Tavern (

Call for Abstracts for session co-sponsored by RGRG and PyGyRG

Session Convenors: Eifiona Thomas Lane, Rebecca Jones ( both Prifysgol Bangor University) and Lois Mansfield (University of Cumbria) 

Please send your abstract with details of all contributors affiliations emails clearly noting the presenter to  before the 21st March. 

Escape to the Country: realities, challenges and opportunities for rural tourism and leisure ‘beyond recovery’ 


Drawing from a facilitated workshop of pooled global tourism and leisure research and practitioner experiences, this session will facilitate the sharing of lessons learnt and will explore future opportunities for shaping future responsible rural development towards ‘recovery’.…

CfP RGS-IBG 2022: Participatory methods for recovery and transformation

Sponsorship: Participatory Geographies Research Group (PYGYRG) (confirmed)

Format: hybrid (in-person and online), 2 slots (papers session with multiple 15 minute presentations + questions/discussant, followed by a participant-led roundtable discussion)

Convenors: Caitlin Hafferty (Countryside and Community Research Institute, University of Gloucestershire) and Bruna Montuori (School of Architecture, Royal College of Art)

If you would like to take part in the papers presentation, please submit a title and abstract (up to 250 words) to Caitlin Hafferty (

CfP RGS-IBG 2022: Re-imagining participatory research: Towards the inclusion of marginalized knowledge(s) in a hybrid world

Sponsorship: Geographies of Children, Youth and Families Research Group (confirmed) & Participatory Geographies Research Group (confirmed)

Convenors: Susanne Börner, University of Birmingham & Universidade de Sao Paulo,; Peter Kraftl, University of Birmingham,; Leandro Luiz Giatti, Universidade de Sao Paulo,