4 | Nature, Society and Environmental Change

This theme will address the dynamics between society, climatic changes and the dominant structures of governance. The aim is to reflect on the type of interactions that have developed from decades of climate change discourse and its impact on societies understanding of nature, climate change and environmental governance  in the global south in particular but also worldwide. The role of multiple actors from local communities to nation states is of particular interest to this theme.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: Climate justice, Pipeline wars and protests, Recycling urban space, urban mining, Energy and extraction, Garbage wars, Environmental racism and disposable life, Food justice and urban agriculture, Urban returnees and farming in the countryside, Disaster risk reduction and precarity, Perspectives on the anthropocene, Extractivism and neoextractivism, Ecocide




1 | Imperial, Colonial, Postcolonial and Anti-colonial geographies

2 | Articulations and spaces of capitalism

3 | Migration, Mobility and Displacement

4 | Nature, Society and Environmental Change

5 | Mapping Bodies, Corporeality and Violence

6 | Critical “Development” Geographies: perspectives from the Global South

7 | Geography and matter / materiality

8 | Remaking Space through Ideology, Culture, and Arts

9 | Knowledge Production, Education and Epistemic Agendas