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. ...
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.
How do solidarity, care, social and ecological regeneration relate to each other? How can we collectively manage our different needs? Sejawat Merawat shares a collective reflection on these questions.
In an area that stands in contrast to the urbanized megalopolis, planting chinampas in the South of Mexico City is an act of territorial and epistemic defense, defying imposed development.
by: Tona Kinich
By protecting the forest in the Ticoya reserve, Ticuna, Cocama, and Yagua hunters are collectively pursuing sustainability and food sovereignty
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
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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
Although Colombia emits only 0.6% of the world’s greenhouse gases, its new government is committed to energy transition