In globalizing times, the ways certain places and populations are produced as abject is changing. Localized processes of abjection intersect with abjectifying global flows of people, ideas and images. Together, these cultural movements bring about contemporary inflections of longstanding social and cultural prejudices. In what ways do global scapes of abjection fold in to produce local processes of spatial abjection? How are social processes of local abjection necessarily spatial? What generative possibilities are held within the abject space? The space that Kristeva (1982) suggests ‘be-seeches, worries, and fascinates desire it wrench(es) bodies, nights and discourse’ (p. 10). Such spaces are generative, yet maligned.