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.

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The Ways of Knowing Urban Ecologies project started in 2011 and finished in December 2016. Below follows the final report I submitted to the funder Formas and some additional notes. The project Read more

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  We have recently submitted several publications based on empirical data generated in Cape Town and New Orleans as part of the MOVE project.    Joshua Lewis from the Tulane University’s new Read more

The Third Annual ACC Seminar & PhD Course on Democratic Practices focuses on “Understanding Capitalism in Unequal Geographies.” It will run from 19-23 June 2017 in Cape Town and this year’s Read more

Carlos Carmonamedina, “Ayotzinapa” 2017.

Professor Erik Swyngedouw will give an ACC Special Lecture at The Cape Institute for Architecture (CIFA) on the 8 March 2017. Please join us or follow the web-cast/recording (link coming later). Read more

Bruce Baigrie and Henrik Ernstson have just published a critique of “eco-estates” in GroundUp (online magazine) based on an initial study in Nordhoek, Cape Town.   In this piece we do Read more

Visit the installation WASTELAND, in Geneva, February 21–March 11, 2017. With a focus on garbage systems in Cairo and Eschbach in Germany, this artistic research practice by Daniel Fetzner and Martin Dornberg creates sensory experiences Read more

The artistic research project WASTELAND by Daniel Fetzner and Martin Dornberg is a topological intersection of art, philosophy and media ecology in the anthropocene. It is creating sensory experiences in different aesthetic forms Read more

Urban soils, artistic practice and Rancière. Writing from Portland, Oregon, Zbigniew Grabowski and Isaac Weiss invites us to an engaged art-science practice around urban sustainability. With a focus on urban soils they explore novel coordinates of how to Read more