Author:

Shoshana Schwebel


Title:

What is Spatial Justice?


Year of production:

2016


Video length:

03:54 minutes



Description:

This short animated film introduces the concept of spatial justice to general audiences, with particular reference to Edward Soja's work. The purpose of the short is to show the distributive geographic dimensions of place and justice by illustrating choices that affect every person and every space: the uneven accessibility of services and amenities, the impacts of byproducts, and economic vulnerabilities. The film concludes with ways to improve spatial justice, ranging from individual actions such as supporting the localization of food production to broader societal imperatives of improving sustainable infrastructure in remote communities.