By Alice Owen, Anna Voss, Constance Dupuis and Nick Bourguignon
For a week in August part of the WEGO team gathered with other academics and activists of diverse places, ages and experiences in the beautiful convent of Bolsena in Italy for a feminist methodologies writing retreat.
By Alexandra Mitsiou.
Forest fires are directly connected to degradation of primary forest and land use changes for the expansion of grasslands (for cattle farming) and for commercially interesting monocultures such as oil palm, soya and rubber.
Por Diana Vela Almeida
Las protestas en Ecuador contra medidas de austeridad incluyendo la eliminación de subsidios a los combustibles, ofrecen lecciones importantes para pensar la justicia social dentro de las políticas ambientales, y de manera particular las políticas climáticas.
By Diana Vela Almeida
The protests in Ecuador against the elimination of fossil fuel subsidies and other austerity measures have important lessons for thinking social justice in environmental policies, and climate policies in particular.
By Rita Calvário, Annette Aurélie Desmarais and Joseba Azkarraga-Etxagibel.
In Spain, the specter of right-wing populism is also haunting rural areas. In the Basque Country, a politics of food sovereignty based on "solidarity from below" is helping to cultivate a wide-spread, rural and urban left-wing politics that thwarts the growth of exclusionary spaces of politics and forms of identities so central to right-wing populism.
By Sergio Ruiz Cayuela and Chiara Tornaghi.
In the light of privatisations, austerity and scarcity that characterise the current expansion of neoliberalism, an increasing number of communities are facing a crisis of social and material reproduction. What are the interlinkages between communities, common spaces and social reproduction, in the construction of post-capitalist alternatives and particularly the urban commons?
By Wendy Harcourt.
Wendy Harcourt shares snapshots of a feminist political ecologist's life over the summer where she was able to reflect and think about different socio-natures together with colleagues/friends of the Well-being, Ecology, Gender and cOmmunity – Innovation Training Network (WEGO-ITN). Her light descriptions point to thicker moments of making meaning in conferences, courses and communities.
By Bram Büscher and Robert Fletcher.
In the face of the sixth extinction, rising wildlife crime and biodiversity under dire threat around the globe, environmental conservation finds itself in desperate times. A new approach is needed, one that takes seriously our economic system’s structural pressures, violent socio-ecological realities, escalating extinctions and increasingly authoritarian politics. Convivial conservation is such an approach.
By Marco Armiero, Stefania Barca and Irina Velicu.
A reflection on the concept that gave the name to this platform, with an invitation to unlearn the disciplinary boundaries of academia and engage in more personal reflections and actions to connect our various struggles, “to build collectives of care rather than mere departments”, and “to investigate ourselves as researchers.”