Book Review of ‘Social Ecology and the Right to the City’

Written by Elvira Wepfer, Ph.D. [Published in 2019, the edited volume Social Ecology and the Right to the City (Edited by Federico Venturini, Emet Degirmenci, Ines Morales) grew out of a conference two years prior, organised by TRISE. The Transnational Institute of Social Ecology is an association of Europe-based activists and intellectuals who foster, develop […]

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Introduction to Social Ecology and the Right to the City

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Written by Federico Venturini, Emet Değirmenci, and Inés Morales. The following piece is the introduction to TRISE’s book “Social Ecology and the Right to the City” (Black Rose Book 2019) “We have seen the future—and it doesn’t work” – Jerome Ross, ROAR Magazine “We don’t want to manage the inferno, we want to disassemble it […]

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Social Ecology and the Right to the City

  We at TRISE are glad to announce that our book, containing the proceedings from our 2017 conference, is finally out. It is titled “Social Ecology and the Right to the City: Towards Ecological and Democratic Cities” and has been edited by Federico Venturini, Emet Degirmenci, and Inés Morales. Description of the book: Cities today […]

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A critical perspective on social ecology and urban crises: learning about, with and from urban social movements in Rio de Janeiro.

Last Spring, TRISE member Federico Venturini completed his PhD in Human Geography at the University of Leeds.  Federico’s dissertation offers an in-depth study of radical urban social movements in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and explores the lessons of these movements through the lens of social ecology. Here’s the abstract: We are currently facing incredible challenges […]

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December 30, 2016

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Ecology or Catastrophe

  Murray Bookchin was not only one of the most significant and influential environmental philosophers of the twentieth century–he was also one of the most prescient. From industrial agriculture to nuclear radiation, Bookchin has been at the forefront of every major ecological issue since the very beginning, often proposing a solution before most people even […]

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Learning from the Life of Murray Bookchin

  By TRISE member Eirik Eiglad. Originally published on new-compass.net. ________________________________ Ten years ago, American radical Murray Bookchin drew his last breath in the bed of his apartment in downtown Burlington. By his side was Janet Biehl, his partner for 19 years. I remember the moment well—as vivid as the Atlantic Ocean allowed for. His […]

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February 19, 2016

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