Punk, not cool. Assessing the degrowth debate

By Emanuele Leonardi * Leonardi reviews Giorgos Kallis’ new book “In defense of degrowth”, a volume that provides activists and academics alike with a detailed map of the degrowth discourse, with its theoretical controversies and opportunities for political alliances to come. What struck me first and foremost in the process of reading In defense of degrowth … Continue reading Punk, not cool. Assessing the degrowth debate

Xingu, the clamor coming from the forest in Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival

By Barbara Arisi & Felipe Milanez * Much to the chagrin of ranchers and agribusiness, one of Rio de Janeiro’s popular samba schools, Imperatriz Leopoldinense, is making visible the terrible consequences of agribusiness and hydropower dams on the Xingu Indigenous Park in this year’s Carnival. It’s the biggest party on earth. The greatest multitude of … Continue reading Xingu, the clamor coming from the forest in Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival

Decolonizing academic publication

By Odomaro Mubangizi, Amber Murrey and Maimuna Islam* Last year, Jimma University in Ethiopia was the location for a five-day workshop to address colonial hierarchies embedded in academic publication and to foster writing communities. This is a brief reflection on said workshop, which was titled “Setting Forth at Dawn: A workshop on the Geopolitics and … Continue reading Decolonizing academic publication

Desierto Liquído – Liquid Desert

Have we transformed our seas into a liquid desert? The documentary Desierto Líquido - Liquid Desert investigates overfishing through a journey that takes us close to the voices and lives of local fishing communities in Spain, Senegal and Mauritania. On the 25th of November 2016, the conference Blue EcoForum took place in the Maritime Museum … Continue reading Desierto Liquído – Liquid Desert

Solidarity with Turkey’s universities and academics under threat

The ENTITLE (European Network of Political Ecology) collective is deeply concerned about recent infringements of academic freedom in Turkey and repudiates the purge of Turkey's universities. We are in solidarity with threatened institutions, academics and staff and call for the respect of institutional autonomy, freedom of speech and human rights. In the aftermath of the military coup attempt on 15 July, … Continue reading Solidarity with Turkey’s universities and academics under threat

Solicitud de artículos: ecología política del turismo / CFP: political ecology of tourism

La revista Ecología Política llama a contribuciones para el próximo número sobre Turismo. Journal Ecología Política calls for papers for the next number, on "political ecology of tourism" (English below)  La revista Ecología Política, cuadernos de debate internacional convoca a los autores que lo deseen a enviar sus artículos para el número 52 de la … Continue reading Solicitud de artículos: ecología política del turismo / CFP: political ecology of tourism

Reflecting on emotional political ecologies

By Maria Heras, Benedict Singleton and Panagiota Kotsila* Why are the affective and the emotional still not recognised and dealt with as core, essential dimensions in political ecology? Three researchers share their thoughts about a roundtable discussion on “Emotional Political Ecologies” during the ENTITLE Undisciplined Environments Conference, held in Stockholm from 20-24 March 2016. The … Continue reading Reflecting on emotional political ecologies

The other Balkan route

A group of 'kayaktvists' from all over Europe recently paddled 390 km of Balkan rivers, in an exciting and creative expression of protest against the looming 'dam tsunami' on the peninsula.  Six countries, 23 rivers, 390 river kilometres: on Friday, May 14, a very unique activity ended in the Albanian capital of Tirana – the … Continue reading The other Balkan route

Call for the ‘Stories of the Anthropocene’ Festival, Stockholm 27-29 October 2016

A state of shock is something that happens to us not only when something bad happens. It's what happens to us when we lose our narrative, when we lose our story, when we become disoriented. - Naomi Klein The KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory, in collaboration with the Rachel Carson Center and the Nelson Institute Center … Continue reading Call for the ‘Stories of the Anthropocene’ Festival, Stockholm 27-29 October 2016

The Titanic, a lifeboat, or the Bounty? Or why class still matters in the Anthropocene

“Arrogant and short-sighted leadership; distracted people dancing on the boat; and poor preparation for the catastrophe”. Marco Armiero discusses three narratives of the Anthropocene and why the stories we tell are so important. In the end, it does not matter how well equipped or prepared the boat is; only mutiny can change its course.   A mutiny, a … Continue reading The Titanic, a lifeboat, or the Bounty? Or why class still matters in the Anthropocene