By Defne Gonenc There is a lot of excitement about blockchain among technology professionals. It is also celebrated by many for bringing more transparency to supply chains and promoting decentralized governance. However, can blockchain do more than this? Can this technology potentially open the door for a complete eco-socialist transformation? Yes, but how? Time for … Continue reading How can we use blockchain for an eco-socialist transformation?
What is “good practice” in academia?
The junior researchers 'good practice' guide, tries to offer an answer. It includes a discussion of the challenges junior academics face and various proposals for how to (collectively) address them. How precarious is the junior researcher? How is precariousness affecting the health of "junior" academics? How can we balance project and individual work, manage our workload … Continue reading What is “good practice” in academia?
Grassroots initiatives in climate change-adaptation for justice and sustainability
While climate campaigners organize direct action groups and city councils begin considering climate change an undeniable imperative in planning and policy, school strikers have launched the international platform School Strike 4 Climate. The support for local climate action around the world is growing and will not stop. … Continue reading Grassroots initiatives in climate change-adaptation for justice and sustainability
Special Issue: “The Making of Caribbean Not-so-Natural Disasters”
Social inequality, colonialism and the commodification of disaster-related recovery are central to explaining the not-so-natural disasters caused by the 2017 Caribbean hurricane season, a recent special issue by Alternautas blog shows. Alternautas , a peer-reviewed blog dedicated to critical explorations of development and the civilizational crisis has recently published a special issue titled "The Making of Caribbean Not-so-Natural … Continue reading Special Issue: “The Making of Caribbean Not-so-Natural Disasters”
ENTITLE blog: 2018 so far and what’s in store
Dear readers, before closing shop over the month of August, we ENTITLE blog editors want to look back on this past year and announce some exciting changes in store for the blog later this year. ENTITLE blog published more than 30 posts and had ca. 26,500 unique visitors in 2018. Our top five posts since … Continue reading ENTITLE blog: 2018 so far and what’s in store
Italian eco-narratives – Paths into the nationalisation of forests
by Roberta Biasillo and Marco Armiero What if we let Italy talk through its forests? What if we unfold Italian history through its forests? Today’s blog discusses Italian forest narratives and how they may be read. This article was originally published on whitehorsepress and is inspired by an article published in Environment and History. "That Italy’s … Continue reading Italian eco-narratives – Paths into the nationalisation of forests
Utopias against modernity: Huxley, Serreau and the making of non-capitalist ecologies
by Rocío Hiraldo Primitivist utopias in Coline Serreau’s film La Belle Verte and in Aldous Huxley’s book Island suggest modernity is incompatible with the achievement of green and fair ecologies because of the ways in which it artificially disconnects us from the greater whole to which we belong, hence from other humans and non-human nature. … Continue reading Utopias against modernity: Huxley, Serreau and the making of non-capitalist ecologies
Naomi Klein: “We need a counter-narrative that explains the people’s plan” (Part I)
by PAReS - Professors Self-Assembled in Solidarity Resistance In the first part of this two-part interview by the PAReS collective, renowned journalist and activist Naomi Klein speaks about disaster capitalism in Puerto Rico and the constitution of opposition movements and political alternatives. Naomi Klein is a renowned journalist, documentarian, and activist in topics related to capitalism, … Continue reading Naomi Klein: “We need a counter-narrative that explains the people’s plan” (Part I)
From a New Deal to Projekt Deal: Time for solidarity with German scholars
By Bram Büscher and Joel Wainwright A recent editorial published on Geoforum spells out the urgent need to divest from Elsevier and the corporate publishing model The commercial scientific publishing model is broken. The basic problem is simple. We scholars give the products of our labour, our research papers, reviews, and so forth — for free to for-profit … Continue reading From a New Deal to Projekt Deal: Time for solidarity with German scholars
Toxic Bios: A guerrilla narrative project mapping contamination, illness and resistance
by Ilenia Iengo and Marco Armiero By bringing to the fore the affective, bodily and narrative dimensions of environmental injustices, the project Toxic Bios aims to open new paths of collaborative research and grassroots activism focused on "guerrilla narratives" and counter-hegemonic storytelling Toxic Bios is a Public Environmental Humanities project based at KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory in … Continue reading Toxic Bios: A guerrilla narrative project mapping contamination, illness and resistance