In Kathrin's contribution to the workshop, she wishes to give a brief review of these debates and consider how they might help us to better understand how different forms, spaces and scales of violence connect in people’s life courses and everyday lives. This could lead to a discussion on the support structures and processes that can be developed on the basis of such an interconnected way of thinking.

Drawing on her own research with marginalized young people in Leipzig and on their experiences and understandings of (in)security, she proposes to develop approaches to violence that acknowledge the unboundedness of emotions and the long-term impacts of violence experienced in childhood for individuals’ senses of (in)security across the life course. She considers emotions as an embodied medium through which boundaries are crossed, times and places intersect and both spatial intersections and boundary crossings are sensed and negotiated. Emotional geographies are thus a key aspect of the violence continuum, and I make the case for exploring them as part of our efforts to better understand long-lasting embodied experiences and intersecting scales of violence.