SITUATED ECOLOGIES is a platform for research projects and activities that relate to situated and contested ecologies, in particular when viewed through the processes of urbanisation.
Democratic Practices of Unequal Geographies (Annual PhD Course/Seminar, 2015–)
PhD Course: “Urban Ecology as Science, Culture and Power”
Literature PhD course: Urban Ecology as…
Publications and Deliverables
- Democratic Practices of Unequal Geographies (Annual PhD Course/Seminar, 2015–)
- PhD Course: "Urban Ecology as Science, Culture and Power"
- Literature PhD course: Urban Ecology as…
Publications and Deliverables
Research Project: Ways of Knowing Urban Ecologies (WOK-UE)
This project examines social, cultural and political dimensions of urban ecology and natural resource management.
Book Project: Grounding Urban Natures
This book explores ‘urban nature’, history and power with studies from Lagos, New Delhi, San Francisco, Berlin, Yixing, Cape Town and more.
Research Project: Socioecological Movements in Urban Ecosystems (MOVE)
Linking social movement studies and urban ecology this projects develops case studies in Cape Town and New Orleans.
Organising: Situated Urban Political Ecologies (#SUPE)
Situated Urban Political Ecologies (#SituatedUPE) provides a collaborative space for scholars, students, designers and activists to expand UPE with theory & experiences from the Global South.
Film Project: Ways of Knowing Urban Natures
This film is about ways of knowing and urban nature; about bushmen boys, a flower kingdom and the ghost of a princess. Filmed in Cape Town.
Book Project: The Anthropo-obScene
With uneven planetary urbanisation—what possibilities for emancipatory transformation? Edited by Henrik Ernstson and Erik Swyngedouw, the book has contributions from political ecologists, urban studies scholars and political philosophers.
Design: Tactical Symbiotics & Speculative Design
Focusing on human relations to natural-artificial systems, we explore new terrain for political and ontological thought and praxis.
Teaching: Democratic Practices of Unequal Geographies (PhD Course)
How to make sense of global South urbanisation while (re)turning explicitly to emancipatory politics? In this annual PhD Course/Seminar at ACC at UCT, we read across Political Philosophy and Global South Urbanism.
Re-blogging: Screening film ONE TABLE TWO ELEPHANTS at ACC International Urban Conference 1 & 2 Feb 2018
January 30, 2018
We are happy to announce that we are screening the film “One Table Two Elephants”
Re-blogging: No ACC Winter School in 2018 but “Democratic Practices of Unequal Geographies” plans to be back in 2019.
January 8, 2018
Re-blogging: No ACC Winter School in 2018 but “Democratic Practices of Unequal Geographies” plans to
Essays on decolonisation and decoloniality in and at the interfaces of STS
November 8, 2017
Lesley Greene at UCT Anthropology and their Environmental Humanities just uploaded a new collection to
Our new urban ecology study of New Orleans
October 9, 2017
Our detailed and expansive urban ecology study of New Orleans is now out in Ecosphere,
This website is a growing platform for research projects and activities related to the study and politics of situated ecologies, in particular those shaped by urbanization. To be situated means to cautiously attend to difference and to take each location and city seriously for what it can bring to theory-making, while keeping broader geographies and dynamics in view. Our research aims to bring forth the many voices, experiences and practices that are re-working urban ecologies and collaborate around theoretical standpoints from where urban ecologies and futures can be understood and engaged.
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The FILM: Ways of Knowing Urban Nature (One Table Two Elephants, 2015-2017)
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