New Trans-Dimensional Framework for human-techno-environment research presented

After the German Congress for Geography in Kiel 2019, Karl-Michael Höferl and me have thrown our heads together to continue thinking about new and more hands-on ways to handle human-environment relations.

The result in the form of the Trans-Dimensional Framework (TraDI-Framework) has now been virtually presented at geoDISKURSE at Innsbruck University.

Here is the audio-link to our presentation (in German):


And thanks to our listeners for the awesome Q&A afterwards!

Environmental Justice Incommensurabilities Framework

Monitoring and evaluating environmental justice concepts, thought styles and human-environment relations

New paper is out!

Environmental justice concepts have undergone significant changes from being solely distributive to include underlying power asymmetries. Consequently, we are now faced with a wide array of different interpretations of what environmental justice is. This calls for a fundamental reflection on what environmental justice stands for, how and most importantly why it is used.

To achieve this goal, this paper elaborates on the genesis of environmental justice. Recurring challenges of environmental justice research and activism will be identified. Addressing those challenges, as well as breaking down environmental justice concepts into smaller patterns and Fleck’sian thought styles, the Environmental Justice Incommensurabilities Framework (EJIF) is introduced. This evaluation and monitoring tool encourages actors (and especially researchers) to reflect upon ideological positionings and axiological interpretations of human-environment relations as well as justice, making research on and with environmental justice more transparent and comparable.

Continue reading “Environmental Justice Incommensurabilities Framework”