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. 
March 24, 2022

Alternatives to mainstream publishing within and beyond academia

By ephemera, ACME, Chto Delat, degrowth.info, Ecologia Politica Network, Journal of Peer Production, Radical Housing Journal, Undisciplined Environments, and Uneven Earth. In a forum for the 20th anniversary issue of the journal ephemera on “Pasts, presents and futures of critical publishing”, eight independent collectives discuss ways in which they challenge the status quo of knowledge creation within and beyond academia.
March 22, 2022

Healthy fruit, sick bodies

By Soledad Castillero Quesada. The voices of workers in the production of red fruits in the province of Huelva (Andalusia), make visible the social costs of the prioritization of agriculture as a global commercial product and workers as exploitable bodies.
March 22, 2022

Fruta saludable, cuerpos enfermos

Por Soledad Castillero Quesada. Las voces de los y las trabajadoras en la producción frutos rojos  en la provincia de Huelva (Andalucía),  visibilizan los costes sociales de la priorización de la agricultura como producto comercial global y los trabajadores como cuerpos explotables.
March 15, 2022

Common Ecologies has launched!

By Common Ecologies. The Common Ecologies School is a platform for movement learning with two first online courses and a summer school. The school's aim is to facilitate conversations across different struggles, grappling with our present context of socio-ecological crisis by learning from different practices and debates - to build the transversal & translocal power and care we need.
March 8, 2022

Choosing to “stay with the trouble”: a gesture towards decolonial research praxis

By Colectivo Mariposas - Jennifer J. Casolo, Selmira Flores Cruz and Noémi Gonda, with Andrea J. Nightingale. In the midst of growing hunger from colonial academia we reflect on the need to right our relationships with the Indigenous and other racialized peoples with whom we work in Nicaragua.
March 1, 2022

Thirst: The story of development, growth, and urban water inequality in Bangalore

By Aunindo Ghosh.  The symbolism and hidden messages of injustice lurking beneath the apparent success story of water governance in Bangalore, and a work of art which proved stronger than statistics in shifting perceptions around water and its politics. 
February 24, 2022

CFP on “Decolonial Ecosophy: A Deliberative Encounter with Indian and non-western Eco-Theologies”

By Saswat S. Das and Ananya Roy Pratihar  A call for the Journal of Ecohumanism, Issue 2, invites contributions working to extend ecosophy through decolonial networks, intersecting with Indian and other non-western eco-theologies. The dense interplay between the multiple strands of eco-criticality in the current times that effectively exposes the ambivalences of state machinery’s eco-political intervention culminates in yielding ecosophical assemblages that works with a new ‘conceptual grammatology’, a grammatology that could be turned into an effective praxis to bring about multiple forms of eco-healing […]