The Right to the City and Social Ecology – Towards Ecological and Democratic Cities The TRANSNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL ECOLOGY (TRISE) is glad to announce its fourth conference, taking place in Thessaloniki, Greece, from 1st to 3rd of September 2017. Follows here the description of the call for papers which closed on […]Read More Call for Papers! Closed on the 1st of July
Some believe that the commons are incompatible with commodity markets. Others claim that markets and commons may form mutually beneficial relations with each other. What are your own views on this issue? I think it is entirely possible for markets and commons to “play nicely together,” but only if commoners can have “value sovereignty” over […]Read More The Future is a “Pluriverse”- An Interview with David Bollier on the Potential of the Commons
Report of the Third Imrali Peace Delegation, based on its Visit to Turkey, Feb. 13-19, 2017, in which TRISE members Dimitri Roussopoulos and Federico Venturini took part. INTRODUCTION The events of the past year-and-a-half demonstrate very clearly that there can be no democracy in Turkey without a peaceful resolution of the Kurdish question. The political situation in […]Read More State terror, human rights violations, and authoritarianism in Turkey
The apocalyptic images that we see in contemporary fictional cinema and literature seem to be not that far from materializing and in real life. Talks about the end of life as we know it are beginning to make more sense as information about the possible consequences of the unfolding global warming is coming from the […]Read More Our best chance for solving the climate crisis — direct democracy and equality
Conference in Thessaloniki, September 1-3, 2017 TRISE is glad to announce its forthcoming conference, taking place in Thessaloniki in September 1-3, 2017! The conference will last from Friday to Sunday and consist of a broad range of seminars, workshops, paper presentations and round-table discussions. With the theme “The Right to the City: Toward democratic and ecological cities” […]Read More The Right to the City: Toward democratic and ecological cities
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 […]Read More A critical perspective on social ecology and urban crises: learning about, with and from urban social movements in Rio de Janeiro.