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. ...
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
Solidarity is a word that seems to come from far away. A large bubbling concept that encompasses every fight I’m in or adjacent to. It swallows every activist. It comes as a call from an Egyptian friend of mine, to support another Egyptian wrongly imprisoned. It asks nothing of me but to share a post on … __________: a Call to Inaction
by: Gloria Kiconco
I am an anomaly in my communities in India for I feel at home in museums. As far as I know, most people don’t. I used to wonder, why? I thus became a museum professional. After some years of experiments in this space, I haven’t come across astonishing findings, rather I have realized that the … Museums that Care
by: Poornima Sardana
Everytime I attempt to go forth into the complexity of language I discover many words that, full of mysterious content, reign over our conversations. The words we incorporate with “ease” to our everyday life are covered with a veil that in many occasions serves to conceal a framework of oppression and privilege that is difficult to untangle.
by: Georgina Faun
When God promised Abraham a land of milk and honey, he did not know that his words would seal a promise that would journey across the world. That God from another place was unaware that his message would motivate families who had been stripped of their future to cross deserts until they arrived at the promised land
Marat’s work, which accompanies our first edition, illustrates very well a feeling that we all have when we speak of solidarity and conflict. If solidarity needs motivation, it also causes the growth of strength among the commons. Illustration by Marat Raiymkulov Marat Raiymkulov born in 1984 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. He lives and works in Bishkek. … Marat Raiymkulov
by: Marat Raiymkulov
Between More of Us / Blog
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
Although Colombia emits only 0.6% of the world’s greenhouse gases, its new government is committed to energy transition
Last August, organizations, collectives and defenders sowed 144 trees on the Cerro del Crestón, in the city of Oaxaca, to demand the release of López Alavez. The activity involved 171 communities, collectives and organizations from Oaxaca, Mexico. This action was replicated in ten countries where people and organizations joined the demand for freedom.
We are standing in solidarity with the lumbung community and those who have been working in/with Documenta Fifteen, a major exhibition in Europe which happens once in five years in Kassel, Germany, is currently being held from 18th June to 25th September 2022.