Periféria Policy and Research Center is a group of professionals which grew out of the Collective for Critical Urban Research. Our members have been working together on issues related to spatial and social inequalities since 2009. Founding Periféria Center in 2018 was the next step in this decade-long common work. Our activities move along the interfaces of academic research, policy work and direct social engagement, constantly searching for ways to create tighter linkages among these fields. Our founding members have various disciplinary backgrounds in social sciences – economics, sociology, urban and regional policy, human geography and anthropology –, and also have experience in policy making and social movements.