The Transformations research cluster is one of the core research clusters in the School for Geography and the Environment. Building upon our strengths in the geography of finance, work and employment, gender, class and ethnicity, governance, social justice and social change in both the developed and developing worlds, the Transformations research cluster seeks to better understand both institutional and life-cycle change, inter-generational equity and commitment, and mobilities at different spatial scales expressed in the geography of economic, social and cultural processes.
This podcast series features speakers and other events hosted by the cluster at the School for Environment and Geography.
The Geography of Territory: rethinking space through Arctic materialities
In this seminar, Professor Phil Steinberg presents alternative ways of thinking about territory.
Once a home: art, displacement and temporalities of haunting
This seminar discusses how city spaces are re-imagined through art activism in London.
Environmentalists’ temporalities: Urgency, transitions and the future
This talk explores how environmentalists conceive of time. There is an urgency to many environmental campaigns that drives and motivates activists and is used as a logic and rationale for the campaigns. Yet part of the contemporary crisis of environmentalism is that the doomsday future scenarios predicted through such campaigns have rarely materialised. This talk explores how environmentalists conceive of time and how such an understanding is useful, problematic or relevant. Using case studies the different and complex implications of environmentalists’ temporal understandings are examined.