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

Presentations

Giuseppe Feola gives research seminar at University of Trento

Today Giuseppe Feola gave a research seminar titled ‘Unmaking Capitalism: per una trasformazione verso la sostenibilità. Il caso delle iniziative agro-alimentari comunitarie’ at the Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento. posterfeola060422_0 Short interview (in Italian) here.

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Giuseppe Feola gives talk at Interdisciplinary Night on Climate Change

15 March 2022. This evening Giuseppe Feola gave a talk at the Interdisciplinary Night on Climate Change organized by the Study Association for Sociology Students at Tilburg University. His talk explored the roles of grassroots initiatives in sustainability transformation, including insights from the UNMAKING project.

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Giuseppe Feola interviewed by Dublin Digital Radio

On 1 November Giuseppe Feola participated in the show Planting Permission at Dublin Digital Radio, an indipendent online radio station and alternative media platform. In the 1-hourn long conversation with the host, Oisin Klinkenbergh, Giuseppe talked about transformation to sustainability and capitalism, degrowth and the circular economy, and the role of grassoots social movements in…

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Julia Spanier presents at IOER Annual Conference 2021: Space & Transformation

On 24 September Julia Spanier presented her paper ‘Remnants and memories of the past in the rural places of grassroots innovation. The case of Community Supported Agriculture in Germany‘at the IOER Annual Conference 2021: Space & Transformation held at the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (Dresden, Germany).   Abstract: This paper speaks…

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Jacob Smessaert and Giuseppe Feola present at RGS-IBG Annual International Conference

On 1 September 2021 Jacob Smessaert and Giuseppe Feola presented papers at the Royal Geographical Society’s (with Institute of British Geographers) Annual International Conference 2021. Jacob and Giuseppe took part in the session ‘The Role of Radical Food Geography Praxis in Food Studies’ convened by Charles Levkoe, Kristin Reynolds and Colleen Hammelman. They presented the…

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UNMAKING Team contributes to 8th International Degrowth Conference

The UNMAKING team contributed en masse to the 8th International Degrowth Conference that took place between 23-28 August in Den Haag (the Netherlands). The UNMAKING team (co-)organized various conference sessions: Conference plenary on Anarchism and Degrowth (co-organized by Jacob Smessaert), Conference plenary on Dutch Social Movements and Degrowth (co-organized by Laura van Oers) Conference plenary…

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Laura van Oers and Jacob Smessaert present at SPRU PhD Forum: Collaboration in Context

On 18 June Laura van Oers and Jacob Smessaert presented at the 2021 SPRU PhD Forum: Collaboration in Context: Advancing Research and Policy Practices in Science, Technology, and Innovation. Laura and Jacob’s presentation focuses on a project that aims to set-up a Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) in the Netherlands – an alternative to conventional third-party certification…

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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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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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