Social, Spatial, and Economic Justice

Cluster Leader – Lawrence Berg

Research in this Cluster focuses on the social, spatial and economic structures in society that lead to inequality, inequity, marginalization, and oppression. The researchers draw on progressive visions of society, ones that allow for, and indeed encourage difference, whilst ensuring that all people are able to live free from oppression and marginalization. We use various forms of critical social theory in order to better understand the world through progressive lenses; researchers in this cluster draw on critical analyses that are part of emerging praxis for social and political change to combat environmental destruction, exploitation, imperialism, neoliberalism, and oppression.

Cleanup at Mount Polley mine spill, part of art project by ICER member Mathur