Social Ecology and the Right to the City: From the Middle East to the USA

Panel discussion with the contributors to the book “Social Ecology and the Right to the City”, organized by TRISE and Black Rose Books Speakers: Federico Venturini (activist-researcher) Havin Guneser (Kurdish activist, publisher, and translator) Dan Chodorkoff (author, activist, the Institute of Social Ecology) Cities are a major cause of, but also a potential solution for, […]

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A Critique of The Limits of Growth from a Social Ecology Perspective

Written by Emet Değirmenci Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication – Leonardo da Vinci The Limits to Growth was commissioned by the Club of Rome and published in 1972. The cautionary message of the report (Meadows et al., 1972) was intended to signal the need for reforms that would ensure the survival of capitalism. […]

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The Future of Social Ecology in Belgium

Written by Rafa Grinfeld While the climate and ecology movement in Belgium has been growing during the past two years, certainly amongst young people, we must ask ourselves what the role of social ecology in this has been in the past and can be in the future. Social ecology is rapidly becoming more known in […]

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March 12, 2020

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Founding of the Social Ecology and Communalism Institute (IESC) in France

If we do not do the impossible, we shall be faced with the unthinkable. – Murray Bookchin Gathered on the 15th and 16th of february 2020 in Sainte-Foy-la-Grande in Gironde (France), about fifteen people coming from different backgrounds have founded the Institut d’Écologie Sociale et de Communalisme, convinced that this approach initiated by Murray Bookchin […]

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March 12, 2020

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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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