Just Futures is an action research collective on displacement, migration & urban studies. We use diverse methodologies, including participatory approaches, critical policy analyses and arts-based methods, for scholarly inquiry that aims to be relevant, meaningful and transformative. Led by Professor Gonzalez, along with Professor Pimentel Walker and Professor Yoshihama, our projects are global and varied in scope and approach, but common in their purposive, critical lens to epistemology and knowledge production.
– Professor Gonzalez leads projects in the Philippines, Uganda, Tunisia and Grand Rapids, Michigan in the USA; in these four projects, we work with organizations led by refugees, migrants and displaced people towards ideological legitimacy and material affordances.
– Professor Pimentel Walker heads the project with informal settlers in Sao Paolo, Brazil, forwarding participatory urban planning and climate justice.
– Professor Yoshihama leads the projects in Portugal and Japan, using arts-based approaches to interrogate the intersections of disaster response and gender-based violence and enact policy change.