This theme focuses on space and time, either literally or figuratively conceived. We invite presentations that tackle these themes from various angles. Some examples could be:
- Restorative justice and closed institutions: How can restorative justice be conceived and done in prisons, centres for undocumented migrants, psychiatric hospitals, drug rehabilitation units, etc.? How can we create restorative spaces in oppressive spaces? How can restorative justice contribute to make the bridge with the outside world?
- Restorative approaches in urban contexts: How can we create and sustain restorative cities? How to stage restorative justice in unusual settings? How can buildings and borders reflect restorative values to shape people’s relationships?
- Restorative approaches in educational settings: How does a school become a restorative space? How does a school find time for building restorative relationships?
Restorative justice and relational borders: How can restorative processes tackle class, gender, generational, religious, national, and racial differences, acknowledge them and transform relations of oppression?
- Boundaries in restorative processes: When are boundaries appropriate between stakeholders, and between practitioners and stakeholders? How to make of a restorative justice an ordinary day to day practice?
- Restorative justice and time: How can we conceive of the notion of restoring the future by generating new meanings or memories of the past? How can we engage in intergenerational or historical forms of conflict?
- Restorative justice and criminal justice: How can we create distance and proximity with the criminal justice system? How can different uses of “time” be adjusted in both systems? How can we align spaces? How to use restorative justice in cases of cross border crimes?