A hostile environment

Out of the Woods
The persistence of Trumpist policies; and the authorization of widespread nationalism and violence requires not a doubling down on the liberal, multicultural nation, but instead an abolition of the oikonomic race-family-nation nexis. The perennial peddlers of green alibis for national borders, and g...

Intro – Beyond binaries and boundaries in ‘social reproduction’

Max Andrucki, Caitlin Henry, Will McKeithen, and Sarah Stinard-Kiel
A series of multivalent forces unleashed by successive rounds of capital accumulation are reconfiguring life at its most fundamental level—migration, state restructuring, climate change, technological innovation, gentrification, neo-populism, and beyond. Relationships, bodies, and whole worlds are...

A Whale Music Playlist by Max Ritts

Max Ritts
Whale music was celebrated at a time when “the environment” had suddenly entered the collective consciousness of millions of white middle-class North Americans. It represented an unlikely convergence of things: underwater sounds, advances in audio production, a growing consumer base, eco-minded...

Everyday Anti-Racism on Campus

Deborah Cowen
Racism not only surfaces within, but sculpts the experience of everyday life in the University. Racism works by keeping many things out: particular bodies from lecture halls, but also particular ideas, histories, and authors from pedagogies. Racism also works by what is kept inside the institution,...

Investigating Infrastructures, a forum

Deborah Cowen
In the sample of work below, you will find creative engagement with infrastructure in its seemingly banal and innocuous forms, like the jersey barrier, or the airport washroom. Some authors focus instead on the affective, intimate, and aspirational dimensions of infrastructure in engagements with im...
Drawings as one form of ‘childish knowledge’

Disqualified knowledges and theory building

Kirsi Pauliina Kallio
As a political geographer whose work has concentrated on the everyday lives and agencies of children, I sometimes find that my research materials are considered unsuitable for building generally applicable theoretical ideas. Children’s everyday lives seem to comprise "disqualified knowledges"

Waiting and claiming rights: precarities of settler colonial recognition

Mikko Joronen
Palestinian right to claim rights may have been theatrically recognized, but the alleviation of precarities prolonged, delayed and denied. In them, political recognition constitutes a settler colonial technique of government, where it is precisely recognition of rights that is used to promote precar...





The current issue of Environment and Planning D: Society and Space is the last issue of our 2017 volume. It begins with Tlingipino Bingo, settler colonialism and other futures, Caleb Johnston and Gerry Pratt’s AAG 2017 journal lecture.

This is followed by articles by Mikko Joronen (on the politics of waiting in the occupied West Bank), Michele Lancione (on Roma forced evictions in Bucharest), Junjia Yie (on urban diversity in Singapore), David Coyles(on the architectural legacy of the Troubles in Belfast), Jana Honke & Ivan Cuesta-Fernandez (on infrastructure in Dar es Salaam), Max Ritts (on the environmental politics of whale music), Daniel Cockayne, Agnieszka Leszczynski & Matthew Zook (on the digital mediation of sex and intimacy), and Jonathan Pugh and Kevin Grove (on participatory research in the contemporary neoliberal university).