Thinking Ecologically, Acting Globally – An Interview with Federico Venturini

This interview has been sponsored and published by the Peace in Kurdistan Campaign

Connor Hayes speaks with Dr Federico Venturini, associate researcher at the University of Udine, about a recently published book he has co-edited entitled “Social Ecology and the Right to the City: Towards Ecological and Democratic Cities,” published by Black Rose Books. Topics of discussion include the concept of ‘activist-research,’ Dr Venturini’s work with the Kurdish freedom movement, the perspective of social ecology and Abdullah Ocalan’s Democratic Civilization paradigm, and strategies for cultivating links between movements at a global level.

Dr Federico Venturini is an activist-researcher, working as an associate researcher at the University of Udine in north-eastern Italy. He holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Leeds in the UK, and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Transnational Institute of Social Ecology. He has also been a long-time friend of and activist for the Kurdish freedom movement, participating as a member of the 2016 International Peace Delegation to Imrali, and co-editing a book entitled Your Freedom and Mine: Abdullah Öcalan and the Kurdish Question in Erdoğan’s Turkey.

Connor Hayes is an activist, researcher, and a lover of philosophy. He was a member of the 2019 International Peace Delegation to Imrali.

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Peace in Kurdistan Campaign (PIK)

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