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Giuseppe Feola presents at Transformations conference

On 17 June 2021 Giuseppe Feola presented the paper ‘(Un)making in sustainability transformation beyond capitalism‘ at the Transformations 2021 conference (held online). The full paper was recently published in the journal Global Environmental Change as: Feola, G., Koretskaya, O., Moore, D., 2021. (Un)making in sustainability transformation beyond capitalism. Global Environmental Change 69, 102290.

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Jacob Smessaert and Julia Spanier give workshop at Food Autonomy Festival

On 12 June Jacob Smessaert and Julia Spanier gave a workshop on ‘Envisioning Food systems for Degrowth‘ at ASEED’s Food Autonomy Festival, which was held in Amsterdam, Utrecht and Wageningen. The workshop took place in Utrecht. Envisioning Food Systems for Degrowth This workshop invites participants to explore how food production, distribution and consumption may be…

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New paper: (Un)making in sustainability transformation beyond capitalism

(Un)making in sustainability transformation beyond capitalism by: Giuseppe Feola, Olga Koretskaya, Danika Moore. Published in: Global Environmental Change 69, 102290   Theorizations of sustainability transformation have foregrounded the construction (making) of novel socioecological relations; however, they generally have obscured processes of deliberate deconstruction (unmaking) of existing, unsustainable ones. Amidst ever more compelling evidence of the…

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Leonie Guerrero Lara presents at Alternative Futures & Popular Protest conference

On 7 June 2021 Leonie Guerrero Lara presented her paper ‘CSA as a social movement: a comparative case study of the national networks in Germany and Italy‘ at the Alternative Futures & Popular Protest conference, hosted by the University of Manchester. Abstract: Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), a grassroots-led alternative model of food production and consumption,…

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Giuseppe Feola presents @ GeoST Webinar series

19 May 2021. Giuseppe Feola gave an invited talk titled ‘Geographical perspectives on grassroots innovations: diffusion and place-making‘ at the Geography of Sustainability Transition Webinar Series. The talk was followed by an intervention of the discussant, Prof. Tim Schwanen of the University of Oxford. The talk and Q&A can be viewed at this link. Abstract…

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Laura van Oers presents at the 6th NEST Conference

On Friday, April 9th, Laura van Oers presented the paper ‘Sustainability transitions as processes of unlearning’at the sixt annual conference of the Netowrk of PhD students and Early Career Researchers on Sustainability Transitions – NEST (held online).   Abstract Sustainability transitions involve multiple, deep changes of practices and beliefs that dominate current ways of being…

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Giuseppe Feola gives invited talk at Technical University Eindhoven

Giuseppe Feola gave an invited talk at the brownbag seminar of the Technology, Innovation & Society group at Technical University Eindhoven. The talk, titled A degrowth transformation? The unmaking of capitalism in Territorio Campesino Agroalimentario Nariño and Cauca (Colombia) introduced degrowth and presented some findings on ongoing research in the resaerch programme UNMAKING. Abstract. With ever…

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Julia Spanier presents at 4th Rural Conference in Montpellier

Julia Spanier presented the paper Nurturing the post-growth city: Bringing the rural back in at the 4th International Conference of IGU commission AGLE: Thinking Rural-Urban Interactions Through Food and Land Use Issues, held in Montpellier (online). Abstract This paper proposes a post-growth approach to urban sustainability planning. Acknowledging the linkage between capitalism’s environmental destructiveness and…

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Giuseppe Feola gives research seminar at CreaTures project

Today Giuseppe Feola gave a research seminar at the CreaTures project. He talked about the research traditions that informed the research field of transformation to sustainability (as discussed in Feola, 2015), and about ongoing research on this topic as part of the UNMAKING programme. The webpage of this event is available here.

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New publication: A framework for recognizing diversity beyond capitalism in agri-food systems

Olga Koretskaya and Giuseppe Feola published a paper titled A framework for recognizing diversity beyond capitalism in agri-food systems in the Journal of Rural Studies. The paper is available open access here. Abstract Calls for agri-food system sustainability transitions abound and increasingly draw attention to the need for addressing deeply ingrained social, cultural and economic…

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