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 […]
February 22, 2022

Sub-Saharan migrants transiting through Algeria: Migratory farm labor in Covid times

By Meriem Farah Hamamouce and Amine Saidani The agricultural sector in Algeria relies on the informal labor force of Sub-Saharan migrants on their way to Europe. Interviews with migrants highlight their precarious conditions of life and work, worsening during the Covid-19 health crisis.
February 17, 2022

Exposing eco-nationalists with premodern ecologies: a medievalist approach to the French far right

By Antonella Sciancalepore Scratching the surface of contemporary French far-right manifestos, we find superficial reproduction of medieval ideas about geographical bio-determinism and ethnic identification with nature. Ironically, when theorizing their version of “patriotic ecologies”, the far-right steps into a tradition that says exactly the opposite of what they would like to say: in relation to the environment, all humans are migrants.
February 15, 2022

The unequal university will never be ‘sustainable’

By Ana Diaz Vidal, Clara Freudenberg, Isabelle Darmon. Through green rankings and strategies for sustainability and climate virtue, universities attract and reproduce wealth, driving high consumption – paradoxically exacerbating climate change and unsustainability. Only attending to inequalities can universities do away with the carbon fetish and work for actual sustainability. University staff and students, embarked on a UK-wide strike against staff exploitation and rising costs, need to make this point loud and clear!    
February 9, 2022

Platforming to Oblivion: How academic institutions foster merchants of doubt

By Trym Daniel Rødvik, Philip Godal, Linnea Møller Jess and Skander Manaa. When a leading research institution hosts a debate with an infamous climate denialist, gathering his fans, selling his books, and adding to his resume, we all lose. 
January 25, 2022

Keeping the world alive and healthy: The radical realism of the “forces of reproduction” – An interview with Stefania Barca

By Ethemcan Turhan Against the grim background of increasing global warming and related disasters, global climate justice movements call for radical political and economic transformations. Accordingly, positioning social reproduction in all its diverse forms at the center of the struggle for life is among the most important steps of these transformations. Building on her latest book, Forces of Reproduction: Notes For A Counter-Hegemonic Anthropocene (Cambridge University Press, 2020), we spoke with environmental historian and political ecologist Stefania Barca on the labour of earthcare, commoning and […]