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January 2021

Sundarbans without boundaries

18th January 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm

The second of two virtual sessions convened by the TAPESTRY project at the Gobeshona Conference on Locally Led Adaptation Action. Register for this session Speakers: Shababa Haque (ICCCAD) Upasona Ghosh (Indian Institute of Public Health, Bhubaneshwar) Mahmuda Mity (ICCCAD) Shibaji Bose (Researcher/communications professional) Annu Jalais (National University of Singapore) Amites Mukhopadyay (Jadavpur University, Kolkata) Md Nadiruzzaman (Hamburg University) Lars Otto Naess (IDS) Lyla Mehta (IDS) Chair: Terry Cannon (IDS) Session description This is the second session from the project ‘Transformation…

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Transforming Environments from the Bottom Up – Examples from Marginal Environments in India

18th January 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This is the first of two virtual sessions convened by the TAPESTRY project at the Gobeshona Conference on Locally Led Adaptation Action. Register for this session Speakers: Ketaki Bhadgaonkar (Bombay 61) Jai Bhadgaonkar (Bombay 61) Hans Nicolai Adam (NIVA) Ranit Chatterjee (Kyoto University) Rohit Jha (Kyoto University) Mihir Bhatt (AIDMI) Lyla Mehta (IDS) Chair: Terry Cannon (IDS) About the session This is the first of two sessions on the TAPESTRY project (‘Transformation as Praxis: Exploring Socially Just and Transdisciplinary Pathways…

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December 2020

The Truth About Nature: Environmental politics in a post-truth, digital world

15th December 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A presentation by Bram Büscher, author of The Truth about Nature: Environmentalism in the Era of Post-Truth Politics and Platform Capitalism, followed by roundtable discussion with Elizabeth Havice and Max Ritts. Moderator: Amber Huff Watch the video Video (120 minutes) of the whole discussion is available. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtR2fN-mvJU About this event How should we share the truth about the environmental crisis? At a moment when even the most basic facts about ecology and the climate face contestation and contempt, environmental advocates…

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Politics of Nature reading group: Hope Against Hope

11th December 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for an online discussion on readings related to the politics of nature. The reading for this session is the book by the Out of the Woods Collective, Hope Against Hope: Writings on Ecological Crisis. How to join To join the PoN email list and / or get access to the Zoom links and readings for this group, please send an email to Andrea Brock(a.brock@sussex.ac.uk) or Amber Huff (a.huff@ids.ac.uk). This event relates to our 2020 theme of Natures. Explore…

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November 2020

Enchanting nature: tentacular storytelling in the Great African Kelp Forest

30th November 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Roundtable with My Octopus Teacher director Pippa Ehrlich and others from the Sea Change Project Video recording https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNL-TDa31ks About this event There is a forest beneath the waves off the western coast of South Africa that is as biologically rich as a tropical rainforest. Few people have experienced the Great African Kelp Forest like the members of the Sea Change Project, a small group of journalists, scientists, photographers and filmmakers who have developed a unique methodology for exploring and learning about,…

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Politics of Nature reading group: Infrastructural Brutalism

25th November 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us for an online discussion on readings related to the politics of nature. This month, the reading is Infrastructural Brutalism: Art and the Necropolitics of Infrastructure by Michael Truscello More about this book How to join To join the PoN email list and / or get access to the Zoom links and readings for this group, please send an email to Andrea Brock(a.brock@sussex.ac.uk) or Amber Huff (a.huff@ids.ac.uk). This event relates to our 2020 theme of Natures. Explore the Natures…

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Covid-19 and development: the politics of uncertainty

12th November 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

This event was part of the Sussex Development Lectures. Why is uncertainty so important to politics today? From finance and technology to climate change, pandemics, migration and security, what the future holds feels increasingly uncertain and demands alternative approaches. If hopes of much-needed progressive transformations are to be realised, then current blinkered understandings of uncertainty need to be met with renewed democratic struggle. Exploring how uncertainties are experienced in the context of marginalisation and precarity, Andy Stirling in conversation with…

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Communities, technologies and democratic innovation

12th November 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UGbxHNiMR0 Fusebox director Phil Jones interviewed Prof Andy Stirling and Prof Adrian Smith in a roundtable discussion. They talked about the importance and challenges around democratising innovation, and how people around the world are already practicing new forms of innovation and demanding better from existing innovation institutions. They explored why technology and the kinds of digital futures explored at Fusebox and elsewhere, are deeply social matters, and how the politics of such innovation demands democratic approaches in technology. Andy and…

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Politics of Nature reading group: Indigenous Climate Change Studies

3rd November 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us for an online discussion on readings related to the politics of nature. This month, the readings are: Indigenous Climate Change Studies: Indigenizing Futures, Decolonizing the Anthropocene by Kyle Whyte Read this article (PDF) Decolonization is not a metaphor by Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang Read this article (PDF) How to join To join the PoN email list and / or get access to the Zoom links and readings for this group, please send an email to Andrea…

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September 2020

Contested Natures: POLLEN 2020 conference

22nd September 2020 @ 8:00 am

Contested Natures: Power, Possibility, Prefiguration Third Biennial Conference of the Political Ecology Network (POLLEN) 22-25 September 2020 Brighton, UK #POLLEN20 The Third Biennial Conference of the Political Ecology Network, Contested Natures: Power, Politics, Prefiguration, was held online from 22 – 25 September 2020. Visit the conference platform Video: Keynote sessions Use the playlist below to browse video of the keynote sessions at the conference. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLI8qkz1i11OT0kiSiHnjJCyuStGO4RKM_ Programme You can now view the programme for POLLEN20 at a glance. Most sessions are…

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