Mexico City, Mexico, 17 – 21 June 2019

Antipode’s 7th Institute for the Geographies of Justice (IGJ) took place in Mexico City, Mexico, from June 17th to 21st 2019.

Like the previous six IGJs – Athens, Georgia, USA (2007), Manchester, UK (2009), Athens, Georgia, USA (2011), Durban, South Africa (2013), Johannesburg, South Africa (2015), Montréal, Québec, Canada (2017) – IGJ7 was an exciting opportunity to engage leading edge theoretical, methodological, and research-practice issues in the field of radical geography and social justice (both broadly defined), along with a range of associated professional and career development matters. It was an international meeting specifically designed to meet the needs of new researchers, taking the form of an intensive, interactive workshop for 27 participants:

denisse andrade, City University of New York
Paroj Banerjee, London School of Economics
Monica Barra, University of South Carolina
Lauren Brown, University of British Columbia
Youjin Chung, Clark University
Emma Crane, New York University
LaToya Eaves, Middle Tennessee State University
Nina Ebner, University of British Columbia
Mónica Farías, Universidad de Buenos Aires
Rachel Goffe, Temple University
Erin Goodling, University of Oregon
Louise Guibrunet, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Kelly Kay, University of California, Los Angeles
Nikki Luke, University of Georgia
Ulises Moreno-Tabarez, London School of Economics
Tristan Partridge, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Harry Pettit, University of Oxford
Bjarke Risager, University of Toronto
Sanjeev Routray, Northeastern University
Vera Smirnova, National Research University Higher School of Economics
John Stehlin, University of Manchester
Travis Van Isacker, University of Brighton
Anne-Marie Veillette, Institut national de la recherche scientifique
Willie Wright, Florida State University
Valeria Ysunza, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana – Xochimilco
Maja Zonjić, Victoria University of Wellington
Vivian Rodriguez, Pennsylvania State University

It included facilitated discussion groups, debates and panels, training and skills development modules, plenary sessions and field trips. Much of this involved interacting with local scholars and activists. Topics for the meeting included: defining radical/critical geographies, models of engagement broadly/models of activist-scholarship specifically, interdisciplinary radical work, producing public geographies, locating the boundaries of “the geographies of justice”, the institutional cultures of radical geography, interdisciplinary dialogue and radical geography, how to teach radical geographies, publishing radical geographies and mapping the future of radical/critical geographies.

The 27 participants were joined by a number of plenary contributors:

Adam Bledsoe, Florida State University

Julie-Anne Boudreau , National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) / Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Centre Urbanisation Culture Société

Verónica Crossa, El Colegio de México

Gian Carlo Delgado Ramos, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)

Kate Derickson, University of Minnesota

Blanca Ramirez, Metropolitan Autonomous University – Xochimilco

Melissa Wright, Penn State University

The organizers of the meeting were:

Verónica Crossa, El Colegio de México

Julie-Anne Boudreau , National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) / Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Centre Urbanisation Culture Société

Nik Heynen, University of Georgia

Andy Kent, Antipode: A Journal of Radical Geography / The Antipode Foundation

Blanca Ramirez, Metropolitan Autonomous University – Xochimilco