June 28, 2022

Food saving: too good not to commodify

By Juliane Miller Food saving apps like “Karma” and “Too Good To Go” promise to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while providing affordable take-out meals – but what does the commodification of food saving really entail?
June 14, 2022

Women Vs. Mining: A Video Project

By Novi Asti Lalasati and Eleonore Witschaß. A video project on the contested relations between Global North and Global South in terms of natural resource extraction and the environmental degradation from a feminist perspective.
June 8, 2022

Seminar: “Energy Transitions from Below: From Climate Colonialism to Energy Sovereignty”, 15 June

A hybrid seminar co-organised by Undisciplined Environments will bring together scholars and activists to discuss alternatives to dominant energy "transition" plans.
June 7, 2022

Public Water Services in times of emergency: the case of the Covid19 outbreak

By Gemma Gasseau. The book “Public Water and Covid-19: Dark Clouds and Silver Linings”, discusses how the Covid19 outbreak has underlined once again the importance of water and other basic services for human life, and re-opened the debate on the role of the state in managing such services.
June 2, 2022

EXALT Webinar Conference “Green Extractivism & Violent Conflict” on June 17

EXALT hosts a one-day webinar conference “Green Extractivism & Violent Conflict” on June 17, 2022.
May 24, 2022

Conflicts over the memorialization of water in Barcelona: A temporal turn in political ecology

By Lucia Alexandra Popartan and Camil Ungureanu. As part of the current global trend towards the “museification” of water and processes of re-municipalization, the politics of memory of hydraulic infrastructures and water resources has become a key battleground between corporations and transformative socio-political movements. These struggles in cities such as Barcelona show the relevance of complementing the spatial turn in political ecology and urban geography with a temporal turn.
May 3, 2022

Environmental Humanities 2021-2022 Lecture Series at NKUA

The 2021-2022 lecture series “Environment/Sustainability, Science, Technology”, organized by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), will host a series of scholars working on a range of political ecology issues, from austerity, low-carbon transitions and climate engineering, to urban infrastructure and waste. 
April 21, 2022

Transition into a “Green” World? Necro-Industry, Climate Trauma, and Radical Healing

By Irina Velicu. There are more and more people who have lived in a catastrophe all their lives. The promise of a transition to a “green” world may seem like an escapist drug to them, but the hangover is unavoidable and what we are left with is nothing other than to set collective healing processes in motion.
April 12, 2022

Environmental Inequalities in Cairo’s Urban Housing Sector

By Haley Parzonko. Cairo  is an example of the trend of megacities with rapid growth in size and environmental inequality, marked by a dual reality between informal areas with high congestion and pollution levels and lack of green space, and exclusive new high-end desert cities with ample spacing and private access to nature.  This trend is facilitated by state deregulation, privatization and commodification of urban space.
April 5, 2022

Colonial Ecologies of the Half Earth

By Austin Miles. The movement to conserve half of the Earth’s land and waters is gaining momentum. What kind of world would result if it succeeds?
March 29, 2022

Madrid’s Cañada Real: cold and darkness for the urban irregulars

By David Amado-Blanco González. Residents of the Cañada Real settlement are deprived of access to electricity and basic services because of their homes’ irregular status and the stigma against them. A tale of socio-ecological discrimination.