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Seeing Pastoralism – new online exhibition launched

A new online exhibition, Seeing Pastoralism, has been launched by the PASTRES project (Pastoralism, Uncertainty and Resilience: Global Lessons from the Margins). The website uses stories and images to explore how pastoralists understand, experience and respond to uncertainty. The stories are drawn from the six research sites of the PASTRES project. All six locations differ…

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STEPS members featured in global list of highly cited researchers

Two STEPS Centre members have been included for the second year running in the Highly Cited Researchers List produced by the analytics company Clarivate. Ian Scoones, Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies and co-director of the STEPS Centre, is included in the list, which recognises the global influence of academics within their field….

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Climate change and agrarian studies: new essay and call for abstracts

As world leaders gather for the COP26 summit in Glasgow, a new, open access essay in the Journal of Peasant Studies (JPS) – ‘Climate change and agrarian struggles’ – offers a different angle on the climate change debate to the mainstream policy discussions. Abstracts for contributions to a new series are invited by 15 November…

TAPESTRY events at the COP26 conference

The TAPESTRY project is hosting three side events at the COP26 conference in Glasgow, November 2021. Transforming Deserts, Deltas and Deconstructing Cities 7 November at 8:30-9:30 am South Asian Regional Resilience Hub Join Zoom event ‘From a fast-vanishing riverine landscape’: tales of uncertainty, resilience and transformation through visual stories and narratives 9 November 2021 at…

Transformations Conference 2021: STEPS Methods Sessions

The upcoming annual Transformations Conference will feature a talks by STEPS colleagues reflecting on questions of methods and methodology. These talks will form part of the Centre’s theme for 2021: Methods. The sessions will take place on 17-18 June, and are open to registered participants of the 2021 Transformations Conference. The Sessions Theories and Perspectives…

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In memoriam: Dr Pravin Kushwaha

We are deeply saddened to share the news of the death of Dr Pravin Kushwaha, of the South Asia Sustainability Hub. A notice by his colleagues in India is posted below. We, the CSSP fraternity, along with the members of the Transdisciplinary Research Cluster on Sustainability Studies and Gurugram Water Forum, express our grief at…

Transformation Conference 2021: Tapestry project sessions

The Tapestry project will be participating in a series of sessions at the upcoming 2021 Transformations Conference. The events will narrow in on marginal environments and climate uncertainty in South Asia, as well as taking a wider look at visual methods, and how they help build knowledge from below. Those speaking will include Hans Adam,…

Methods video: Regenerating the soil for new roots – Umbela Conversatorio #1

Our colleagues in Mexico have have launched the first webinar in a four-part series, Cultivating Knowledges. The first webinar was convened in April by Umbela Transformaciones Sostenibles and LANCIS-IE-UNAM and brought together four “knowledges cultivators” from Colombia and Mexico. They discussed how they expanded their belief systems in order to incorporate more plural ways of…

Podcast: Forest of Thought – Andy Stirling on ‘imaginations of control’

In our age of converging environmental, ecological, and health crises, decision-makers and commentators often state we need to “listen to the science”. But what structures lie beneath these assumptions of impartiality?  STEPS Centre co-director Andy Stirling is featured in the most recent episode of the Forest of Thought podcast, discussing this question and its implications….

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Animated explainer: What are Pathways to Sustainability?

How should people address problems like climate change, environmental destruction, poverty and injustice? With many possible ways to respond, whose voices and ideas will shape the pathways that are chosen? A new animation from the ESRC STEPS Centre introduces the idea of pathways to sustainability – a way to think about challenging sustainability problems and…