Antipode Foundation “Right to the Discipline” grants 2023

In solidarity with those taking part in the University and College Union’s strike actions in the UK, we extended the late February deadline for applications for Antipode Foundation “Right to the Discipline” grants to the end of March. When April 1st came around, we found ourselves overwhelmed not only by the quantity of proposals (154—up from 104 last year!?) but also by their quality. Given the standard of the proposals, the shortlisting was an invidious task, and we would like to reiterate that we: hope the applicants will not see our decision as a reflection on the quality of their proposed work; thank them sincerely for their applications; and wish them every success going forward.

We’re delighted to announce today that ten projects will be funded. In their own ways, all seek to make creative, collaborative intellectual and political interventions; they’re imaginative, daring, and unruly, striving to go beyond, and reshape, the boundaries of established academic practice. All being well, we’ll be featuring the projects here on Antipode Online in the coming months. For now, we hope that you will join us in congratulating the grant recipients and look forward to seeing their work take shape.

“‘Never Again Without Us’: Strengthening Sex Workers’ Fight for Housing Rights from the Grassroots”

María Barrero-Rescalvo (University of Seville), Ana Jiménez-Talavera (Ecotono non-profit education, participation, and communication cooperative), Ana Penyas (freelance artist), and Maria José Barrera (Seville Prostitutes Collective / Colectivo de Prostitutas de Sevilla)

“Urban Natures and Informal Settlements: Resisting Coercive Environmentalism and Forced Evictions”

Ishita Chatterjee (independent scholar, Delhi) and Neelesh Kumar (activist, Delhi)

“Geographies of Erasure and Silencing in Academia”

James Esson (Loughborough University), Tinaye Makuyana, Winny Obee, Buksi Osundina and Amina Pagliari (Loughborough art undergraduates), the Royal Geographical Society, and Esther-Rennae Walker (freelance editor)

“Los Angeles Tenant Power Movement School”

Terra Graziani (Anti-Eviction Mapping Project / CUNY Graduate Center) and Alexander Ferrer (Anti-Eviction Mapping Project / UCLA)

“Living in the Wake of a Mining Disaster: Co-Creating Film Narratives along the Atrato River, from the Gold They Mined to the Skin We Inhabit”

Diego Melo (University of Colorado, Boulder), Bernardino Mosquera (independent scholar, Colombia) and Juan Diego Espinosa (independent scholar, Colombia)

“Black Geographers on Film: A Digital Archives of Black Geographies”

Alex Moulton (University of Tennessee, Knoxville), Brian Williams (Mississippi State University) and Inge Salo (Clark University)

“Feeding Freedom: Mapping Rayhana, the First Refugee Women’s Agricultural Cooperative in Palestine”

Nicole Printy-Currie (University of Glasgow) and Shatha Alazzeh (independent scholar-activist, Palestine)

“Healing Juntanza: Counter-Mapping Interethnic Feminist Geographies in Colombia”

Laura Rodriguez Castro (Southern Cross University), Mirna Rosa Herrera Vente (scholar-activist, co-founder of Red de Mujeres Matamba y Guasá, Colombia) and Paula Satizábal (Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity, University of Oldenburg)

“Beyond Esri: Moving Toward Abolition in Geography”

Araby Smyth (York University), Jane Henderson (Dartmouth College) and Leah Montange (University of Toronto) with the Making Abolition in Geography Collective

“Extractivist Myths: Clarifying Misconceptions about Mining in Peru”

Adela Zhang (Stanford University), Claudia Acosta (scholar-activist, Peru) and Tania Gómez (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú) with Ecorazonar (eco-feminist advocacy collective, Peru)