Review: New collection proposes bold ideas on systemic urban change

Written by Peter G. Prontzos. Originally published on Canadian Dimension here   This collection, published last year by Black Rose Books, is based on the theme of a conference held in Greece in 2017—“The Right to the City and Social Ecology: Towards Ecological and Democratic Cities”—and organized by the Transnational Institute of Social Ecology (TRISE). […]

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Review of ‘The Disobedient Society’

‘The Disobedient Society‘ is a neat little book (190 pages) by Mat Little, published last year by New Compass Press. In it Mat Little probes the question of obedience in our  society; because, despite our ongoing resistance and rallies, we nonetheless show an astonishing basic obedience towards a capitalist economic system that clearly many of […]

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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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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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Book review of “Common Space: The City As Commons”

Written by Mehmet Penpecioglu for the International Development Planning Review, 2019 The urban commons is a growing field of both academic inquiry and social struggle. In this book, Stavos Stavrides approaches the urban commons with a comprehensive and coherent analytical  framework that  builds on its theoretical heritage. Key cases are presented from diverse sociopolitical geographies […]

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Rebuttal to Ecology or Catastrophe Review

  Written by Duncan Rayside The review of ‘Ecology or Catastrophe, the Life of Murray Bookchin’ by Janet Biehl, written by Eleanor Finley and Frederico Venturini and published in Anarchist Studies, vol. 25 is, to my mind, a direct attack on the author’s scholarship and integrity. I offer this rebuttal in defense and clarification and with […]

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Review of “Ecology or Catastrophe: The Life of Murray Bookchin”

  In Anarchist Studies (Vol. 25 Nr. 1, March 2017) Eleanor Finley and TRISE member Federico Venturini offer some critical remarks on Janet Biehls “Ecology or Catastrophe: The Life of Murray Bookchin”. Republished here with the authors permission.   In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in the work of leftist political philosopher Murray Bookchin. Given these […]

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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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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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