The geographies of spatial justice: space, scale and territory 2

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Day: 4/4/2019
Start / End Time: 9:55 AM / 11:35 AM
Room: Directors Room, Omni, West
Organizers: Rhys Jones, Sami Moisio, Apostolos Papadopoulos
Chairs: Sami Moisio

Call for Submissions

The notion of spatial justice has been used by critical social scientists as a concept to interpret various geographical inequalities that characterise the human condition and, in particular, to explore ways in which they may be alleviated. The concept is inherently progressive and has been used, specifically, to highlight individuals’ and groups’ capacities to transform their own places, spaces and territories; and to do so in ways that reflect their own priorities. The concept of spatial justice has, moreover, been deployed in a range of geographical contexts including the urban, the international and, increasingly, the rural and the regional. And yet, there has been limited recent academic attention examining: 1) the challenges of achieving spatial justice in an age of austerity; 2) the difficulties of applying the concept across different geographical categories and in different geographical settings; 3) the links and tensions between spatial justice and allied concepts, such as solidarity, cohesion and resilience.

We welcome contributions that examine the concept of spatial justice in a range of different geographical contexts and in relation to all geographical categories. We also welcome papers that examine spatial justice in conceptual, methodological and/or empirical contexts.


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The notion of spatial justice has been used by critical social scientists as a concept to interpret various geographical inequalities that characterise the human condition and, in particular, to explore ways in which they may be alleviated. The concept is inherently progressive and has been used, specifically, to highlight individuals’ and groups’ capacities to transform their own places, spaces and territories; and to do so in ways that reflect their own priorities. The concept of spatial justice has, moreover, been deployed in a range of geographical contexts including the urban, the international and, increasingly, the rural and the regional. And yet, there has been limited recent academic attention examining: 1) the challenges of achieving spatial justice in an age of austerity; 2) the difficulties of applying the concept across different geographical categories and in different geographical settings; 3) the links and tensions between spatial justice and allied concepts, such as solidarity, cohesion and resilience.

We welcome contributions that examine the concept of spatial justice in a range of different geographical contexts and in relation to all geographical categories. We also welcome papers that examine spatial justice in conceptual, methodological and/or empirical contexts.


Agenda

Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Tomasz Komornicki*, Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences, Migration impact on the scale of territorial inequalities and spatial justice in Poland 20 9:55 AM
Presenter Rhys Jones*, , Bryonny Goodwin-Hawkins, Aberystwyth University, Governing the future and the search for spatial justice 20 10:15 AM
Presenter Thomas Lambourne*, University of South Wales, A ‘Pop-up’ Geography: Uncovering place uniqueness through narratives of home 20 10:35 AM
Presenter Joe Painter*, University of Durham, Social Innovation, Spatial Justice and the City 20 10:55 AM
Discussant Mary Gilmartin Maynooth University 20 11:15 AM

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