Local Knowledge Networks
Climate change is forcing economic transitions among the poorest sectors and will accelerate the shift from self-consumption agriculture to other forms of underpaid labor in urban centers. This has serious implications for increased food and ecosystem vulnerability. In the urgency of a broader debate around climate justice, over the coming months, More of Us will address the relationships woven by a variety of initiatives in the territory towards self-management and food sovereignty. Stories that move away from the paradigm of development, permanent growth and its agro-industrial machinery, while weaving interspecific approaches to the reproduction of life from situated knowledge in the Global South. ...
Image: Crater Invertido Arts Collaboratory is an ecosystem of diverse cultural spaces and arts practitioners, anchored in different territories around the world, including Palestine. We the undersigned, include some of the members from the Arts Collaboratory network and ecosystem, and friends of the network. We share the struggle, in solidarity and with empathy, for a … ⭕ We do not remain silent about genocide: 🇵🇸 Open letter from Arts Collaboratory ecosystem in Support of Palestinians
When construction of the Juraguá Nuclear Power Plant (Cienfuegos, Cuba) was halted in 1992, an entire marine and terrestrial ecosystem of human, animal, and plant life began to populate the area. Today, more than three decades later, the island’s government has announced that it intends to install a toxic waste confinement system that threatens the way of life of a community that has grown among its ruins.
Congonhas is a city in the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil victim of the violence of mineral extraction that fragments its mountains and the bodies of its human and non-human inhabitants. Its name comes from a teacher plant threatened by the destruction of its habitat.
by: Walla Capelobo
A space for popular education in which trans-local dialogues look towards common spaces in the face of agribusiness and extractivist practices of bodies and territories. Alsakuy Agroecológica has a political perspective about peasant agroecology based on traditions and localized knowledge.
The first time I encountered the notion of South-South cooperation was when I first read Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed . In that profoundly insightful work, Freire argues for a praxis of revolution that restores the humanity of oppressed peoples through a special kind of education—a process of unlearning and relearning in which the revolutionary … Can Solidarity between Oppressed peoples exist in the South?
In November 2017, an autonomous gathering around leftist literature and practice took place in a strangely located auditorium within Hong Kong Park. Amidst books scattered across the floor and banners strewn across chairs, this fruitful weekend of exchanges and discussions called the Black Book Fair took place among activists, musicians, artists, publishers and organisers, punctuated … More Of Us, Yet Incomplete
Between More of Us / Blog
In the context of the forthcoming Rebellion issue, we are launching an open call to participate with visual and written content related to the issue’s concerns. More of Us will address the relationships woven by a variety of initiatives around self-organisation, collective action, social movements, activism and land struggles in the Global South from a practical approach.
Beyond monocultures disguised as traditional forms of agriculture by the industrial imaginary, there are spatial modes of production that have been practiced for centuries in forests, wetlands and plains that refuse to assume the erosion of exploitation and reproduce life together with earth others.
How can we return to a model where growth, acceleration or innovations occur as reactions to changes in the environment rather than imperatives?
Our sensibility is grounded in fossil fuels, high energy demand and the fantasy of permanent growth. If we are to halt the advance of the extractive frontier, we may need to re-educate our aesthetic sense.
How do you convince someone of an idea, how do you tell the world what it should pay attention to? Sometimes words are not enough, sometimes speeches are transient, that is, they have an impact for a moment and then disappear, even those that are apocalyptic do not seem to achieve the desired effect: that of generating fear so that people act on it.
Concerns about the migration of animals, plants, fungi, viruses and bacteria have followed paths of colonial control parallel to those built around the transit of people from the south to the North-West. It has little to do with caring for the endemic populations of a territory and much to do with controlling the economic interests of certain groups in power.
In 2022 alone, more than 150 000 migrants have been forced to cross the Darien Gap on the Panama-Colombia border. Their passage has left a trail of suffering, but also tons of rubbish in the jungle.
What role do local authorities play in caring for forests and promoting sustainable activities for the reproduction of life?
How to write a manifesto about something we can barely see nowadays in the midst of so many suspended particles?
Increasing climate disasters in the global south bring the threat of widespread epidemics and the claim for restorative justice