public engagement


Conferences

Atmakur-Javdekar, S. (November, 2020) Supporting Stakeholders to Support Play in Cities. Speaker presentation at IPA-World, UNICEF, IPA-India and ACE’s Six weeks of international webinars ‘Making Cities Child Friendly in the Post Pandemic World: Play and Public Place’.

Atmakur-Javdekar, S. (August, 2017). Playing, listening, engaging and taking action with children. Session Chair at Decolonising geographical knowledges: Opening geography out to the world, Annual international conference RGS-IBG, Imperial college, London, UK.

Atmakur-Javdekar, S. (September, 2016). Learning by reading and doing. Panel presentation at Post-graduate innovations and challenges: Navigating the research–pedagogy nexus session, Annual international conference RGS-IBG, Imperial college, London, UK.

Atmakur-Javdekar, S. (August, 2016). A critical analysis of play opportunities for young children living in high-rise housing in India. Paper presentation at Geographies of young children (1) session, Annual international conference RGS-IBG, Imperial college, London, UK.

Atmakur-Javdekar, S. (November, 2015). Play as a tool in participatory research. Invited speaker at the ‘Kaleidoscope 2015: A national conference on child rights – Participation and play in the urban context’ SNDT University, Mumbai, India.

Atmakur-Javdekar, S. (September, 2015). Opportunities for children’s play and socialization in dense urban living environments in urban India. Session chair and paper presentation at The influence of place and space on young people’s mobilities in urban and rural contexts session, Annual international conference RGS-IBG, University of Exeter, UK. 

Atmakur-Javdekar, S. (September, 2015). Environmental Analysis of Children’s Play in Fast Growing Cities of Urban India. Paper presentation at Children and nature in the Anthropocene session, Annual international conference, RGS-IBG, University of Exeter, UK.

Atmakur-Javdekar, S. and Wridt, P. (January, 2015). Child friendly cities: Two cases – Mumbai and Bhavnagar, India. Paper presentation at the 4th international conference on the Geographies of children, youth and families, San Diego, USA.

Atmakur-Javdekar, S (September, 2014). Play trends in the West: Possible adaptations in India. Paper presentation at International play association India chapter – ‘Kaleidoscope of Play in India 2014’ – conference, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India.

Atmakur, S. (March, 2012). Creating play opportunities for ‘all’ children. Paper presentation at conference titled, In defense of childhood: Keeping the joy of learning alive, The City College of New York, CUNY, New York, USA.

Atmakur, S. and Wridt, P. (April, 2011). Child friendly communities, East Harlem. Datablitz presentation at the Second annual all-psychology research day, The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York, USA.

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