The Antipode Scholar-Activist Project and International Workshop Awards 2016/17 – the results

As many will know, Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography is owned by the Antipode Foundation, a charity registered here in the UK. The Foundation grants an exclusive right to publish the journal to Wiley, and the surplus received is reinvested in the wider critical geography community. As well as Antipode’s Lecture Series and the Institute for the Geographies of Justice, among other things the Foundation makes two kinds of grants. Scholar-Activist Project Awards are intended to support collaborations between academics, non-academics and activists (from NGOs, think tanks, social movements, or community grassroots organisations, among other places), while International Workshop Awards are intended to support radical geographers holding events including conferences, workshops, seminar series, summer schools and action research meetings.

The Foundation’s trustees held their AGM in Minneapolis earlier this month, and high on the agenda were the Awards. This year we received 105 applications for S-APAs and 35 for IWAs; we say this every year (and this was the fifth year of the Awards) but the standard really was very high, which made the final decision extremely difficult. The trustees scored the proposals and created shortlists that were subject to much debate. We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be making eight Awards this year – four S-APAs and four IWAs (the grants will amount to almost GB£75,000.00). Before announcing the recipients, we’d like to thank, again, all the applicants; it was a pleasure to read the applications and see the diversity and vitality of contemporary critical/radical geography.

The Foundation seeks to promote significant programmes of action-research, participation and engagement, cooperation and co-enquiry, and more publicly-focused forms of geographical investigation. We encourage the exchange of ideas across and beyond the borders of the academy, and the building of meaningful relationships and productive partnerships. This year we’re supporting the work of both geographers and their fellow travellers, scholars both eminent and emerging, and activists from Mexico, Jammu and Kashmir, Palestine, Nicaragua, Australia, the US and the UK, among other places. Their work covers indigeneity, migration, community gardening, participatory mapping, transnational activism, environmental justice, settler colonialism, decolonisation politics, and much more besides. Watch this space for more from the awardees in the coming weeks and months as the projects and workshops unfold…

Scholar-Activist Project Awards

Beyond Indigeneity: Rights, Resources, and Political Mobilization in Oaxaca, Mexico

Joe Bryan (Geography Department, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA), Kiado Cruz and Oliver Froehling (Servicios Universitarios y Redes de Conocimientos de Oaxaca [SURCO], Oaxaca, México;

Mapping Disappearances, Abuses, and Resistance from the Inside and Out: A Real-Time Map of U.S. Immigration Detention

Christina Mansfield and Gene Lockett (Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement [CIVIC], San Francisco, CA, USA –, Guerrilla Cartography (Oakland, CA, USA – and Nancy Hiemstra (Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Stony Brook University, USA)

The PDX Black Gardens Project: Reworking Portland’s Sustainability Narratives through Collaborative Oral History

Nathan McClintock (Urban Studies and Planning, Portland State University, USA), Julius McGee (Department of Sociology, Portland State University, USA), Shantae Johnson and Arthur Shavers (MudBone Grown, Portland, OR, USA)

A People’s Guide Online

Laura Pulido (Geography & Ethnic Studies, University of Oregon, USA), Alexander Tarr (Geography & Environmental Science, Worcester State University, USA), Laura Barraclough (American Studies, Yale University, USA) and Wendy Cheng (American Studies, Scripps College, USA)

International Workshop Awards

Beyond Disputed and Fragmented Borders: Facilitating Co-operation between Kashmiri and Palestinian Youth Activists

Marwan Darweish, Serena Hussain, Patricia Sellick and Chuck Thiessen (Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University, UK)

‘Let justice roll down like waters’: The Role of Spirituality in African American Environmental Activism in the U.S. South

Ellen Kohl (Environmental Studies, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, USA), Priscilla McCutcheon (Pan African Studies and Geography/Geosciences, University of Louisville, USA) and Tanisha Stanford (Pan African Studies, University of Louisville, USA)

Regional Encounter and Workshop on Radical Methodologies in Contested Places: Approaching Decolonization in Central America

Jessica Martínez-Cruz (Social Sciences Department, Central America University, Nicaragua) and Goya Wilson Vasquez (Department of Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, University of Bristol, UK) with Aula Propia–a space for feminist exchange and reflection/espacio para la reflexión e intercambio feminista (

Decolonising Settler Cities

Libby Porter (Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University, Australia), Tod Jones and Shaphan Cox (Department of Planning and Geography, Curtin University, Australia), and Cheryl Kickett-Tucker (Translational Research Centre for Aboriginal Knowledges and Wellbeing, Curtin University, Australia)