SITUATED ECOLOGIES gathers art, design and research collaborations to contest and democratise ecologies.

All posts tagged UPE—Urban Political Ecology

How to organize anew the articulation between emancipatory theory and political activism? This is the central organising theme in this edited volume. It represents a major effort and lots of 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

Kathleen Stokes reflects on waste management and political ecology in Cape Town. Kathleen is a PhD student in Human Geography at the University of Manchester with a research focuses on community Read more

PhD seminar in Stockholm on “Emancipation in an Urban Century: From more-than-human political moments to the figure of the Anthropo-ob(S)bene”, from 12-13 October, 9:00-12:00 both days is hosted by the KTH’s Environmental Read more