UNMAKING: a research programme on the disruption of capitalism in societal transformation to sustainability

Presentations

Jacob Smessaert and Giuseppe Feola presented at SASE 2022

Jacob Smessaert and Giuseppe Feola presented papers at the 34th Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics in Amsterdam (9-11 July). Jacob presented a paper titled ‘Democratic Praxis in Agrifood Collectives: Transforming Politics for Social-Ecological Transformation‘, while Giuseppe presented a ppapert titled ‘The Schismogenic Hypothesis: Reading Alternatives to Capitalism As Processes of Conscious…

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Laura van Oers and Jacob Smessaert presented research on Participatory Guarantee Systems

Laura van Oers and Jacob Smessaert presented at two events organized by the Dutch Community Supported Agriculture Network and the Buurmarkt Goedvolk on 28 June and 6 July. They presented results of their research on the participatory process set up to accompany the set up of a Participatory Guarantee System in the Netherlands. More information…

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Leonie Guerrero Lara presents at Food Justice Talks event

Leonie Guerrero Lara presented the paper ‘Community supported agriculture and degrowth: a one-sided love affair? An empirical study on the potential for a movement coalition in Germany‘at the Food Justice Talks seminar series organized by the Free University of Berlin.

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Giuseppe Feola presented at the International Political Ecology Summer School

On 30 June Giuseppe Feola presented gave a talk titled ‘Unmaking unsustainability: global environmental change, capitalism, and societal transformation from the grassroots in agri-food systems‘ at the International Political Ecology Summer School in Ljubljana, Slovenia (online). Related publications are: Koretskaya, O., Feola, G., 2020. A framework for recognizing diversity beyond capitalism in agri-food systems. Journal of Rural…

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Leonie Guerrero Lara and Julia Spanier present at AFPP 2022

Last week Leonie Guerrero Lara and Julia Spanier presented the paper ‘A one-sided love affair? An empirical study on the potential of a coalition between the Degrowth and Community Supported Agriculture movement in Germany‘ at the Alternative Futures & Popular Protest conference hosted by the University of Manchester.   Abstract: The degrowth community has started…

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UNMAKING researchers present at ESEE 2022

Leonie Guerrero Lara, Guilherme Raj, Jacob Smessaert and Giuseppe Feola presented papers at the 14th conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics in Pisa, Italy, last week. Leonie Guerrero Lara presented the paper ‘The politics of the Netzwerk Solidarische Landwirtschaft: from prefiguration to conventional repertoires’ (abstract here); Guilherme Raj presented the paper ‘Power in…

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Guilherme Raj presents at STS conference 2022 in Graz

Last week Guilherme Raj presented the paper titled ‘Rural queer (dis)empowerment in community-supported agriculture‘, in the session ‘Food Justice in Alternative Food Networks: theoretical, empirical and transdisciplinary perspectives’ at the Science and Technology Studies conference 2022 in Graz, Austria. Abstract. This paper examines if and how community-supported agriculture initiatives (CSA) (dis)empower rural queer dwellers involved…

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Laura van Oers presents at NEST conference

Laura van Oers presented the paper ‘Setting-up a participatory guarantee system (PGS) with Dutch food communitie’, which is sco-authored by Jacob Smessaert at the 7th conference of the Network of Early Career Researchers in Sustainability Transitions, 5-6 May in Lyon, France. Abstract Deliberate sustainability transformation calls for democratic renewal (Stirling 2015; Goetz et al. 2020)….

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Giuseppe Feola gives research seminar at Konrad Lorenz Institute

Today Giuseppe Feola gave a research seminar titled ‘The Schismogenic Hypothesis: Conceptualizing Grassroots Sustainability Transformation as a Process of Conscious Self-Determination by Differentiation‘ at the Konrad Lorenz Institute in Klosterneuburg (Austria), as part of a short visiting fellowship at this institution. Abstract: Theorizations of sustainability transformation have foregrounded the construction (making) of novel socioecological relations;…

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