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

Presentations

Giuseppe Feola gives Keynote talk at International Science Council

28 May 2020. Giuseppe Feola gave a keynote talk at the International Science Council’s Transformations to Sustainability virtual Workshop today. Giuseppe’s talk titled ‘The politics of (un)making sustainability transformation beyond capitalism‘, used the case of Territorio Campesino Agroalimentario in Colombia to present current developments in the theorization of the unmaking of capitalism in grassroots agri-food…

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Three UNMAKING team presentations at the 5th NEST conference

Three memebers of the UNMAKING team presented at the 5th Network for Early career researchers in Sustainability Transitions (NEST) Conference ‘Widening Sustainability Transitions’ on 7-8 May 2020. Giuseppe Feola gave a keynote talk titled ‘Why sustainability transition research cannot ignore capitalism‘, which discussed some of the ideas presented in this paper. Laura van Oers presented…

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Giuseppe Feola presented at the Contesting Loss & Damage Workshop hosted by the Environmental Humanities Lab at KTH, Stockholm

Giuseppe Feola presented the paper Unmaking capitalism in transformation to sustainability: a politics of loss and sacrifice at the ‘Contesting Loss & Damage’ Workshop hosted by the Environmental Humanities Lab at KTH, Stockholm. Abstract The current social-ecological crisis is largely an outcome of the capitalist modern development project, which has been pursued through the production…

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Giuseppe Feola presented at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference

30 August 2019. Giuseppe Feola presented the paper De-growth as deliberate and generative ‘space making’ for post-capitalist alternatives at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference in London, United Kingdom. The paper is forthcoming as a full journal article in ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies.

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Olga Koretskaya presented at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference

28 August 2019. Olga Koretskaya presented the poster: A framework for reading economic diversity in food networks and its application to community supported agriculture at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference in London, United Kingdom. The poster, which was co-authored by Giuseppe Feola, proposes a framework that expands our understanding of economic diversity in…

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Giuseppe Feola presented at the 14th Conference of the European Sociological Association

21 August 2019. Giuseppe Feola presented the paper Un-making the world in struggles for socioecological transformation at the 14th Conference of the European Sociological Association in Manchester, United Kingdom. The paper built on the recently published paper Capitalism in sustainability transitions research: Time for a critical turn?and on a forthcoming article in ACME: An International Journal for…

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Giuseppe Feola presents at the conference of the European Society of Ecological Economics

19 June 2019. Giuseppe Feola presented the paper: Polyhedric degrowth: On the prospect of a degrowth transformation at the 13th International Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics in Turku, Finland. Abstract Degrowth proposes a project of radical socioecological transformation. Yet, the degrowth scholarship has overall under-researched the socio-political conditions for a degrowth transformation. This…

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Giuseppe Feola presents at Leverage Points 2019 conference

06 February 2019. Giuseppe Feola presented the paper: Breaking out! Five propositions on the deliberate unmaking of unsustainable socioecological systems at the Leverage Points 2019 conference in Lüneburg, Germany. Abstract Societal sustainability transformations imply a disruption of modern, capitalist socioecological relations that inform destructive modes of interaction with the natural environment. Radical civil society initiatives may hold…

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