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Aug 15th, 2021
Nathan Oxley
15-22 August 2021 Organised by the Africa Research & Impact Network and Africa Sustainability Hub Deadline for applications: 1 June 2021 Full details (ARIN website) Application form Background In the Global South, ‘coloniality’ has long been associated with political rule over subordinated countries. 1. Struggles for ‘decoloniality’ have evolved from the undoing of colonial rule, to the...
Jun 18th, 2021
Steps Admin
Online 18 June 2021 – 11:00-12:30 GMT+1 / 20:00-21.30 AEST Full Details Register for Attendance This event is convened by the Africa Research and Impact Network (ARIN) and is part of the Transformations 2021 conference which will take place 17-18 June 2021. Background In contributing to the decoloniality imperative, the session focuses on different ontological...
May 05th, 2021
Steps Admin
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 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 understanding our...
May 05th, 2021
Saurabh Arora
by Saurabh Arora and Andy Stirling UPDATE – 12 May 2021: Timothée Parrique, researcher and author on degrowth, has posted a response to this essay on his website. “And then all helplessly we peered into those Other-worlds, and wailed, “O World of Worlds, how shall man make you one?”” W.E.B. Du Bois, The Souls of...
May 05th, 2021
Steps Admin
By Linet Mwirigi, Maureen Kabasa, Kennedy Mbeva and Joel Onyango In every sphere of life, different methods and power relations are at play. The dynamics and dimensionality of power and methods are evident in different disciplines, more so in research and academia. Historically, the seat of power in research is seen to be the global...
May 04th, 2021
Nathan Oxley
The resources in this section aim to support researchers engaged in action research involving civil society organisations and movements for social change. They offer ideas, literature and network to provoke thought and action on making links between scholars and activists. These resources were compiled by a group of participants in the 2016 STEPS Summer School,...
Apr 28th, 2021
Steps Admin
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....
Apr 23th, 2021
Jack Sandeman
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Apr 20th, 2021
Saurabh Arora
By Saurabh Arora and Andy Stirling This blogpost is republished from STRINGS (Steering Research and Innovation for Global Goals). In 1925, Mahatma Gandhi famously included ‘science without humanity’ and ‘knowledge without character’, alongside ‘politics without principle’ and ‘commerce without morality’ in listing Seven Social Sins. Today, we can see these social sins of Modernity as central to unsustainability,...
Apr 15th, 2021
Nathan Oxley
April 15 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm EAT (East African Time) Organised by Africa Research and Impact Network (ARIN) Register for this event In 2021, the Africa Research and Impact Network (ARIN) and partners (ACTS Kenya, STEPS Centre UK, Umbela Transformaciones Sostenibles and the Global Sustainability Hubs), are exploring what decoloniality would mean for research methods,...