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Giuseppe Feola presented at Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon (online)

On 22 June Giuseppe Feola presented the talk ‘Sustainability transformation from the bottom up: grassroots initiatives in and beyond capitalism’ at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon. The seminar was part of the series organized by the research group SHIFT: Environment, Territory and Society.

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New publication on the potential for a coalition between degrowth and community-supported agriculture in Germany

Spanier, J., Guerrero Lara, L., Feola, G., (in press). A one-sided love affair? On the potential for a coalition between degrowth and community-supported agriculture in Germany. Agriculture and Human Values, DOI: 10.1007/s10460-023-10462-2 Abstract: Community-supported agriculture (CSA) is a grassroots response to the threat the global industrial agri-food system poses to smallholders. The degrowth community, calling for a…

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Laura van Oers presents at Eu-SPRI conference

Laura van Oers presented the paper ‘The politics of phase-out and deliberate destabilisation for sustainability transitions‘ at the Eu-SPRI conference in Brighton, United Kingdom. The full paper can be accessed here.

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Giuseppe Feola presents at AFPP 2023 in Manchester

Giuseppe Feola presented the paper ‘Schismogenesis and prefiguration in grassroots transformative spaces’ at the Alternative Futures and Popular Protest 2023 conference in Manchester. Abstract: The aim of this paper is to advance the theorization of prefigurative grassroots initiatives (e.g., community supported agriculture, autonomous peasant/food collectives) as spaces of sustainability transformation beyond capitalism. The paper’s main…

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Jacob Smessaert and Julia Spanier publish essay in Undisciplined Environments

Jacob Smessaert and Julia Spanier published an essay in the Political Ecology platform Undisciplined Environments. The essay, titled ‘What can degrowth bring to food system transformation beyond capitalism?‘ discusses the following questions: Can degrowth theory contribute valuable new perspectives to the thinking and doing of food system transformations beyond capitalism in the Global North? Or…

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Leonie Guerrero Lara to give talk online at international CSA network Urgenci on May, 9th: registration link

As part of a larger e-training on political advocacy of the SALSIFI programme (Supporting Advanced Learning for Stakeholders Involved in Sustainable Food-systems Initiatives), Leonie Guerrero Lara will give a talk based on her research on political advocacy of the German CSA network, covering different strategies of, as well as resources and skills for advocacy. The…

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Julia Spanier presents at Urban Inhabitation conference in Sheffield

Julia Spanier presented a paper titled ‘Rural-urban care? Interrogating the transformation of city-countryside relations in community-supported agriculture‘ at the Urban Inhabitation in the Anthropocene conference at the University of Sheffield. Abstract In line with a relational ontology of space and place , I propose to think urban inhabitation by transgressing the conventionally set ‘boundaries’ of…

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Leonie Guerrero Lara and Julia Spanier gave a workshop at the spring gathering of the German CSA network

Julia Spanier and Leonie Guerrero Lara gave a workshop titled “Degrowth, Ernährung & Landwirtschaft” (Degrowth, Food and Agriculture) at the 2023 spring gathering of the German CSA network (Netzwerk Solidarische Landwirtschaft). The workshop was based on the findings of their joint research on a potential coalition between the German CSA and Degrowth movements, and ended…

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Guilherme Raj presented at the American Association of Geographers 2023

Last Sunday, Guilherme Raj presented at the American Association of Geographers (AAG) 2023 annual meeting in Denver. His presentation “Selective, reciprocal and quiet: Lessons from rural queer empowerment in community-supported agriculture” is based on his latest research around queer farmers in Portugal which will be publish in the near future.

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