Registered in July 2011, it exists specifically for public benefit and the promotion and improvement of social scientific research, education and scholarship in the field of radical and critical geography. To this end it enables the pursuit and dissemination of valuable new knowledge that advances the field by:
[i] Producing Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, a peer-reviewed academic journal published by Wiley, and its companion website, AntipodeFoundation.org;
[ii] Making grants to: support conferences, workshops and seminar series; and enable collaborations between academics and non-academic activists; and
[iii] Arranging and funding: summer schools and other meetings for doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers, and recently-appointed faculty; public lectures at international geography conferences; and the translation of academic publications.
The Foundation currently has nine Directors/Trustees – Sharad Chari (University of California Berkeley), Paul Chatterton (University of Leeds), Vinay Gidwani (University of Minnesota), Tariq Jazeel (University College London), Wendy Larner (Victoria University of Wellington), Katherine McKittrick (Queen’s University), Jenny Pickerill (University of Sheffield), Nik Theodore (University of Illinois at Chicago) and Melissa W. Wright (Pennsylvania State University) – and is managed by its Executive Director, Andrew Kent (email@example.com).
Andy has been Antipode’s Managing Editor since 2007 – he’s been responsible for the publication of more than 50 issues thus far… – and has been the Antipode Foundation’s Executive Director since its registration. He was at the University of Manchester from 2002 to 2010, working with Noel Castree.
Noel and Jane Wills resigned from the Foundation’s board of trustees at the end of April 2015. Noel and Jane were stellar trustees, and part of the Foundation from the beginning. Also there at the very start was Jamie Peck, whose time as a trustee came to end in 2019. Jamie was central to everything the Foundation did for so long, and remains a good friend. And as there’s been no escape for Jamie, so we’ll keep Nik Heynen close after he stepped down from the board of trustees at the end of April 2020…
Nik has been a part of the team since 2007, when he organised the inaugural Institute for the Geographies of Justice in Athens Georgia. In 2009 he formed Antipode’s first Editorial Collective with Wendy Larner, Paul Chatterton, Vinay Gidwani and Rachel Pain, establishing the Antipode Foundation with them, Jamie, Jane Wills, Noel Castree and Melissa Wright in 2011. We’re confident saying that the seven IGJs he has organised were transformative experiences for all participants; for these alone our discipline owes him a debt of gratitude. Nik was organising one more IGJ (in Barcelona, Spain in 2020) before Covid-19 arrived. He has now handed the reins to colleagues, but whether he likes it or not he’ll never be far from all things Antipodean!
Below you’ll find the trustees’ annual reports, which outline the Foundation’s structure, governance and management; its objectives and activities, and achievements and performance; financial reviews; and plans for the future.