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

Presentations

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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Giuseppe Feola discusses bottom-up approaches to sustainability at GeoHouse debate

7 October 2020 The Geosciences Honours College organized the Geohouse: Bottom-up and top-down approaches to sustainability: strengths and weaknesses Dr. Giuseppe Feola and Dr. Rakhyun Kim debated the strengths and weaknesses of bottom-up and top-down approaches to sustainability. How can we achieve a sustainable society?   Dr. Giuseppe Feola, Associate professor of Social Change for Sustainability,…

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The UNMAKING research team convened a conference session at the POLLEN Biennial Conference 2020 for Political Ecology

The conference session “Unmaking the capitalist production of nature: exploring processes of (de)construction”, explored the different insights that political ecology can offer on the deconstruction of capitalist natures and the emergence of new, peri- or post-capitalist relations and practices. Together with Elisa Schramm (University of Oxford), Pieta Hyvärinen (Tampere University), Ian Florin (University of Geneva)…

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Giuseppe Feola gives talk at Alternative Visions Festival

04 September 2020. Giuseppe Feola gave a talk today at the Alternative Visions – Festival of Humans, Artworks and Ideas held at Stroom in Den Haag. Giuseppe’s talk on ‘Degrowth and degrowth transition‘ was part of an exciting panel on new economic visions: Is there an alternative to the capitalist economy as we know it?…

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UNMAKING team presents at IST 2020

Laura van Oers, Guilherme Raj, and Giuseppe Feola presented at the 11th International Sustainability Transition Conference on 18-21 August. Laura van Oers‘s presented the paper ‘Exnovation for sustainability transitions: broadening an emerging research field with insights from political economy’ in a session on destabilization and decline in sustainability transitions. This paper advances sustainability transition scholarship…

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Interview on UNMAKING with Giuseppe Feola

Giuseppe Feola was interviewed on the sidelines of his keynote talk at the recent Transformations to Sustainability virtual workshop hosted by the International Science Council. The interview was conducted by Lizzie Sayer of the International Science Council and can be read here.

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Podcast on Degrowth with Giuseppe Feola

Giuseppe Feola was interviewed by the team of the NGO Action for Solidarity Environment Equality and Diversity (ASEED) on degrowth, its connection to food and nature, degrowth in relation to globalisation and its releance in times of Covid-19. The podcast can be accessed here.

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