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Intervention – “Venezuela: It’s all about the oil”

Sean Field, University of Toronto Mississauga, sean.field@utoronto.ca Venezuela is in crisis (Buxton 2016; Hetland 2016; Human Rights Watch 2018a; Petras 2013). US sanctions and recent calls for a military coup … Continue reading

10 August 2018 · Leave a comment

American Myth and the Embodied Geographies of School Shootings

A Critical Intervention Against Neoliberal White Supremacy by Coleman A. Allums, Hilda E. Kurtz and Taylor J. Hafley, University of Georgia I. Parkland On 14 February 2018, a former student forcibly entered Marjory … Continue reading

4 July 2018 · Leave a comment

The Old New Brutalism? Rekindling Brutalist Ethics from Artwashed Aesthetics

by Oli Mould (Royal Holloway, University of London) The fate of Robin Hood Gardens was sealed a long time ago. Ever since plans were formally submitted for its demolition in 2010, … Continue reading

24 May 2018 · Leave a comment

Intervention – “1.5 year City Plaza: A Project on the Antipodes of Bordering and Control Policies”

Olga Lafazani PhD, Department of Geography, Harokopio University, Athens Member of City Plaza Squat https://hua.academia.edu/OlgaLafazani, olgalafazani@yahoo.gr The idea of a large-scale housing squat for refugees was first proposed in September … Continue reading

13 November 2017 · Leave a comment

Intervention – “Accumulation by Restoration: Degradation Neutrality and the Faustian Bargain of Conservation Finance”

Accumulation by Restoration: Degradation Neutrality and the Faustian Bargain of Conservation Finance Amber Huff Institute of Development Studies and STEPS Centre a.huff@ids.ac.uk Andrea Brock University of Sussex a.brock@sussex.ac.uk In this … Continue reading

6 November 2017 · 1 Comment

Intervention – “Race, Rurality, and Radical Geography in the US”

Levi Van Sant (Georgia Southern University) and Kai Bosworth (University of Minnesota) The election of Donald Trump, exacerbated by Brexit and the apparent growth of right wing populism around the … Continue reading

14 September 2017 · Leave a comment

Intervention – “The Trump Effect? Whiteness, Masculinity, and Working-Class Lives”

Barbara Ellen Smith (Virginia Tech) and Jamie Winders (Syracuse University) In this intervention, we critique the ways that the combination of whiteness, masculinity, and economic precarity in contemporary working-class U.S. … Continue reading

8 August 2017 · 2 Comments

Intervention – “Race-baiting and The Writers’ Union of Canada” by NourbeSe Philip

In May 2017 Hal Niedzviecki wrote a short piece titled “Winning the appropriation prize” in Write magazine from the Writers’ Union of Canada (see Appendix 1) that reignited a conversation … Continue reading

12 June 2017 · Leave a comment

Intervention – “‘Democratic Confederalism is for Everyone’: Ethnographic Reflections on The Long March for Kurdistan and Öcalan”

by Patrick W. Huff (Birkbeck, University of London) Night had fallen by the time I arrived in Wasselonne, a small village in France’s Alsace region bordering Germany. I came to … Continue reading

12 April 2017 · 2 Comments

Intervention – “Control, Resistance, and the ‘Data University’: Towards a Third Wave Critique”

by The Analogue University[1] From Auditing, Controlling, to Desiring Data The term “neo-liberal university” has become shorthand for a range of contemporary pressures in university life (Burrows 2012; Strathern 2000). … Continue reading

31 March 2017 · 5 Comments

Intervention Symposium – “Did We Accomplish the Revolution in Geographic Thought?”

44 years ago we published David Harvey’s essay “Revolutionary and Counter-Revolutionary Theory in Geography and the Problem of Ghetto Formation”. Taking geographers to task, demanding some serious self-criticism, it was subject to … Continue reading

20 December 2016 · 6 Comments

Intervention – “Water is Life and Life is Sovereignty: Context and Considerations for Critical Geographers”

Water is Life and Life is Sovereignty: Context and Considerations for Critical Geographers Andrew Curley University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill apcurley@email.unc.edu On 4 December 2016, the Army Corps … Continue reading

13 December 2016 · 3 Comments

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