Journal History

In 1988, a group of intrepid graduate students in the Faculty of Environmental Studies, in Toronto, Canada, conceived and launched UnderCurrents. Their main objective was to provide a space for alternative, critical and creative explorations of the 'environment'.

Since 1988, scholarship in environmental studies has grown and evolved, but UnderCurrents has continued to be a part of the ongoing development of the field. As an independent, non-profit, student-run journal of critical environmental studies produced in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University, UnderCurrents publishes creative and critical writing and artwork that explores the relationships between environment, society, and self. We openly and explicitly provide space for challenging the conventional boundaries and assumptions of academic and environmental discourse.

UnderCurrents is produced by an editorial collective, which maintains non-hierarchical principles and a collaborative publishing process.