The Archives of the Planetary Mine at Stockholm University, 14-15 November 2022 gathers over 30 scholars and students at Stockholm University. Three public keynotes, which will also be available online, by Paula Serafini (Queen Mary, University of London), Martín Arboleda (Diego Portales University), and Jeff Diamanti (University of Amsterdam). Read more about the event here. […]
Press the image to be taken to our sister page Situated Ecologies who is organizing this event. Join us for a panel discussion on how the decarbonization of the economy also intensifies the extraction of minerals in the global South and global North with speakers Martín Arboleda (Diego Portales University), Berta Flaquer (Luleå University of […]
Seminar presentation and film screening on the politics of waste management in South African cities.
How do we face the challenge of existing, obdurate built environments and infrastructures (and imaginaries and imperatives built upon and around them) in responding to the threat/s of climate change? Are such materialities as obdurate as is often imagined, and if so, to what degree? With what stakes, and with and for whom, do we engage this obduracy?
We are happy to circulate this call for films produced as scholarly outputs. Annals of Crosscuts is an emerging publication for film research with a double-blind peer-review. Accepted films (max 40 min of length) will have premiere in the ANNALS OF CROSSCUTS section of Crosscuts Stockholm Environmental Humanities Festival for Film and Text the 22-24 November 2019. […]
As part of broader efforts to develop regional learning across the continent, the Situated Urban Political Ecology collective and Urban Action Lab at Makerere University will be hosting a workshop on urban infrastructures in Africa from November 12-15, 2018 in Kampala, Uganda. Scholars and practitioners are increasingly grappling with alternative modes of infrastructural provision. This […]
Reflections on Situating Urban Political Ecology at the African Centre for Cities’s International Urban Conference
As part of the African Centre for Cities‘ International Urban Conference, Kathleen Stokes and Nate Millington organized a series of sessions dedicated to thinking about the relationships between labor, infrastructure, and politics in cities of the global south. We received numerous papers from scholars working in cities all over the world, from Accra to Delhi. […]
In a new article, SUPE members Joseph Pierce, Mary Lawhon, and Anesu Makina reflect on theorizations of urban appropriation in South African urban contexts. Engaging with Lefebvrian theorizations of the ‘Right to the City‘ as well as Bayat’s idea of ‘quiet encroachment,’ the authors argue that actors in South Africa operate using a different model of […]
We now have times for screening our film “ONE TABLE TWO ELEPHANTS” (84 minutes, work in progress) at the ACC International Urban Conference 2018 in Cape Town. Screening including Q&A with Henrik Ernstson. Friday 2 Feb 2018, 13:00-15:00, and Saturday 3 Feb 2018, 13:00-15:00. NEVILLE ALEXANDER Lecture Theatre 1A, Upper Campus, UCT (the venue lies on the ground […]
During 2018 we are taking a rest! ACC Winter School on “Democratic Practices of Unequal Geographies” plans to be back in 2019.
There will unfortunately not be an ACC Democratic Practices Winter School during 2018. However, we are planning another three years from 2019, 2020 and 2021 that will tentatively be more centred on racial capitalism, settler colonial urbanisation, resistance and democratic practices in the contemporary era. The organising committee is convening meetings during 2018 to lay […]