POLITICAL ECOLOGY ACROSS BOUNDARIES – Final asynchronous POLLEN workshop of 2022

Good morning/afternoon/evening Pollinators

We have come to the 6th and final of the preconference asynchronous workshops. You can check out the first 5 – on Radical Epistemologies and Future Natures; Emotional Ecologies; Power and Social Movements; Conservation and Agrarian Change and Blue Political Ecologies – on the conference website https://pollen2022.com/. Overall there have been some fantastic engagements on diverse and interesting themes of relevance to political ecology and we are happy to introduce the final workshop kicking off next week.

The workshop theme is Political Ecology Across Boundaries, and is co-hosted by Brock Bersaglio, Francis Massé and Charis Ennis and will run form the 12th to the 15th of Dec. It brings together three sessions that in different ways engage political ecology in ways that transgresses boundaries, be they disciplinary, epistemic, geographical, physical or structural. Full details can be found below and on the Worksop webpage (live from Monday) – https://pollen2022.com/asynchronous-workshops/political-ecology-across-boundaries/

We hope you enjoy the workshop, and extend a huge thanks for the co-hosts of this workshop and all the others for the work they have put in to curate the six workshops. We look forward to engaging more thoroughly now with the POLLEN23 in person conference planning for Durban, with registration opening in the new year.

Regards

Adrian and the LOC

POLITICAL ECOLOGY ACROSS BOUNDARIES

POLLEN2022 Pre-conference Workshop

Hosted by Brock Bersaglio (University of Birmingham), Francis Massé (Northumbria University), Charis Enns (University of Manchester)

12-15 Dec 2022

The theme for the POLLEN 22/3 conference is Political Ecology, North South and Beyond; and there is a specific need to interrogate aspects of the ‘beyond’ – exploring ways in which political ecology approaches can be mobilised across boundaries, variously construed. Political ecology encourages critical reflection around the entanglements and encounters of political ecology with a variety of theories, approaches, and philosophies, and has been central to recent transdisciplinary debates about multi-species entanglements, biodiversity crisis, extinction, climate, racialisation, (de)coloniality, uneven and unequal geographical exchange, and the envisioning of alternative sustainability’s. This workshop brings together three sessions that in different ways speak to these themes and engage political ecology in ways that transgresses boundaries; be they disciplinary, epistemic, geographical, physical or structural. The sessions variously deal with spaces in which theoretical claims meet practical transdisciplinary challenges in Social-Ecological research, draw non-human entities into analysis of socio-ecological conflict, and reflect on political ecologies’ transformative role in repoliticizing spaces of technocratic power and marginalisation to pluralize roles, debates, and solutions to socio-ecological challenges. The result is a set of presentations and discussions which mobilise political ecology in novel and transformative ways and seek to expand discussions of its utility as a dynamic approach.

Workshop webpage (live from Monday) – https://pollen2022.com/asynchronous-workshops/political-ecology-across-boundaries/

Session information

Session 1: Researching social-ecological conflicts – Bringing non-human entities into the analysis (Part 1 & 2)(ID: 107 & 108)

Session organizer(s):     

Dr. Markus Rauchecker, ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, rauchecker@isoe.de

Dr. Fanny Frick-Trzebitzky, ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, frick@isoe.de

Heide Kerber, ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, kerber@isoe.de

Session 2: Synergy or contrast? When Political Ecology theoretical claims meet practical transdisciplinary challenges in Social-Ecological research projects

Session organizer(s):     

Dr. Fanny Frick-Trzebitzky, ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, frick@isoe.de

Heide Kerber, ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, kerber@isoe.de

Dr. Markus Rauchecker, ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, rauchecker@isoe.de

Session 3: Actualizing the potential of political ecology in transformative change I: Dismantling power (ID: 21)

Session organizer(s):      Josephine Chambers, Utrecht University, <j.m.chambers@uu.nl>

                                             Sierra Deutsch, University of Zürich, <sierra.deutsch@uzh.ch>

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