The unfolding and entwined social-ecological crises make the challenge of how to move towards more plural and just futures more pressing than ever. Political ecology provides an important toolbox to explore the unjust and colonial power relations that condition global flows of material resources, money, ideas and people. Yet, the field itself is shaped by inequalities when it comes to the engagement of researchers from different locations, the distribution of research resources and how different ways of knowing and being are circulated, represented and recognised.
According to the organisers, the conference aims to provide a platform to discuss these and other issues by organising a distributed, yet connected, conference with physical hubs in Peru, Tanzania and Sweden.
– With its cross-continental format, we seek to facilitate inclusive and participatory exchange on the role of political ecology in nurturing plural and just socio-ecological futures, says Mine Islar, researcher at LUCSUS and one of the conference organisers.
Deadline for submissions of individual papers, paper-based panels, discussions, art and other creative interventions in collaborations between academics, activists and artists alike, is December 15 2023.
About the conference
JUNE 11-13, 2024.
LIMA (PERU), DODOMA (TANZANIA), LUND (SWEDEN)
In Lund, Sweden, POLLEN24 is hosted by the local POLLEN node comprising people from Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS). The conference will take place at the main campus of Lund University located in the city of Lund.
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