Residents of La Barceloneta (Barcelona) integrate historical research in their struggle to reclaim the building of a 100-year-old consumer cooperative back for public use. How can history inspire social transformation?
As cyclists struggle to recover their space in the roads, conflicts involving bicycles are attracting more and more attention. Thinking of the road as a commons, as proposed by environmental historian James Longhurst in his new book Bike Battles: A History of Sharing the American Road, may give an entry point to a political ecology perspective.
Se ha liberado el acceso a la revista Ecología Política nº48 (2014), dedicada a la cartografía y el mapeo de conflictos socioambientales. Adjuntamos vínculos a todos los artículos de la revista en PDF.
The European Network of Political Ecology (ENTITLE) has launched the international conference UNDISCIPLINED ENVIRONMENTS, co-organized by the Center for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra and the Environmental Humanities Laboratory of the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. The conference will be held in Stockholm between March 20-23, 2016. The conference is organized around 3 main themes: Decolonial political ecology, Postcapitalist ecologies, and Enclosures vs. Commoning. Keynote speakers include: Kim Tallbear, Ailton Krenak, Catherine Larrère, Noel Castree, Nancy Peluso and Ugo Mattei. The CFP […]
By Santiago Gorostiza & Hug March* Entre bombardeos y el cerco de las tropas franquistas, las empresas encargadas del suministro de agua de Madrid y Barcelona también se revolucionaron. Durante la década de 1930, los modelos de gestión del agua de Barcelona y Madrid eran polos opuestos. En la capital, Canales del Lozoya –nombre que adoptó el Canal de Isabel II durante la Segunda República– era una empresa pública con un cuidado sistema de suministro moderno cuyos orígenes se remontan a mediados del siglo XIX. […]
By Emanuele Leonardi* & Santiago Gorostiza The scholar-activist Laura Pulido suggests that environmental racism is a structural form of violence sanctioned by the state, and provokes us to think of the state as a racialised entity whose agenda perpetuates racial violence and class domination.
First published in 1991, Ecología Política is an international bi-annual Spanish-language journal that focuses on ecological debates with special attention paid to environmental and political conflicts. The current issue (48) has just been published under the title: “Cartografía y conflictos. Herramientas para resistir, movilizar y construir” (Cartography and conflicts. Tools to resist, mobilise and build). This issue of Ecología Política is organised in seven sections. The first section introduces key concepts from three European projects – EJOLT, ENGOV and “Social Metabolism and Environmental Conflicts” – that were developed between 2011 […]
After almost eight decades the story of the collectivisation of Aigües de Barcelona during the time of the Spanish Civil War emerges as highly insightful given today’s context of European crisis and the parallel worldwide trend towards re-municipalisation of water management. *
by Santiago Gorostiza Langa In the outskirts of a Catalan city, inside an anonymous industrial warehouse, one can find hundreds of treasures. Their owner, the largest electric utility company of Spain, didn’t take the time to put its name outside the building, but instead contracted a security service to take care of it. Maybe that’s because a sign with the company’s name on it would be – for some passers-by – a synonym of electric material. And electric material means copper, copper being something for which some […]