Bournemouth University

1 event/ Great talks & speakers

November 11
Bournemouth University

Nov 11

16:00 (GMT)

How to get Involved?

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”

  • Hitchhiking and the nature of being a passenger (agency, performances and resistance to standardized categories);
  • Contrasted affects, bodies and emotions of being on the road;
  • Governance and policies related to event/festival accessibility, inclusion, and diversity
  • Role of media and social media in accessibility, inclusion, and diversity of micro adventures;
  • Systems, technologies and practices linked to friction/ frictionless travel;
  • The move back towards so-called ‘active’ and human powered mobility cultures that gives value to turbulence, friction, risk and the social exchange they engender;
  • Are friction and frictionless travel mutually reinforcing, depending on the particular social, political and economic assemblages into they are integrated or does friction slow down seamless travel.
  • The future of hitchhiking.
  • The role of gender, race, class, age and sexuality and other social and intersectional relationships of domination at play;
  • Security profiling and heterogeneous experiences of passengering;
  • Understanding and potentially overcoming physical, mental, emotional barriers to microadventures;
  • Hitchhiking as Sustainable, Subversive Mobilities, Slow Mobilities;
  • (Wild) camping as place making.

Michael’s Idea


You are welcome to speak in person or via Skpe on any topic related to hitchhiking and/or micro-adventures.

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