Category Archives: academic

Raising Seawalls in Japan

by Denis Byrne
Over the last few years on the islands of the Seto Inland Sea, in Japan, new reinforced-concrete seawalls approximately one metre high have been erected on the shoreline in front of old fishing villages and other settlements. Where existing concrete seawalls are in place, these have been heightened by laying a metre of new concrete on top of them.

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Raising Seawalls in Japan

by Denis Byrne
Over the last few years on the islands of the Seto Inland Sea, in Japan, new reinforced-concrete seawalls approximately one metre high have been erected on the shoreline in front of old fishing villages and other settlements. Where existing concrete seawalls are in place, these have been heightened by laying a metre of new concrete on top of them.

On “wastable” urban animals

by Tora Holmberg
What is common between a human ‘dumpster diver’ and a rodent one? What makes an animal – human or non-human – vermin? How does one cross the boundaries between being integrated into urban ecologies, and becoming disposable as waste: potentially wasted or ‘wastable’?

On “wastable” urban animals

by Tora Holmberg
What is common between a human ‘dumpster diver’ and a rodent one? What makes an animal – human or non-human – vermin? How does one cross the boundaries between being integrated into urban ecologies, and becoming disposable as waste: potentially wasted or ‘wastable’?

What was “Hacking the Anthropocene”? (Or, why the Environmental Humanities needs more Feminism)

by Jennifer Mae Hamilton and Astrida Neimanis   Welcome to the Anthropocene! Although this geological era is still to be officially included in the Chronostratigraphic Chart, members of the Anthropocene expert working group agree that we humans are interfering in

What was “Hacking the Anthropocene”? (Or, why the Environmental Humanities needs more Feminism)

by Jennifer Mae Hamilton and Astrida Neimanis   Welcome to the Anthropocene! Although this geological era is still to be officially included in the Chronostratigraphic Chart, members of the Anthropocene expert working group agree that we humans are interfering in

Reflections from Undisciplined environments

by Åsa Callmer It is contradictory that a conference on political ecology, named “Undisciplined environments”, should take place inside the walls of an institution. Inside the walls of anything, for that matter – the best place to have talks on

Reflections from Undisciplined environments

by Åsa Callmer It is contradictory that a conference on political ecology, named “Undisciplined environments”, should take place inside the walls of an institution. Inside the walls of anything, for that matter – the best place to have talks on

Intersectionality, Intra-actions and Interactionism

by Aline Groh We are living in a dilemma. To focus any study, any analyses, any thought only on nature or culture or humans or animals or gender or race, is always abridging. If we aim to make an impact

Intersectionality, Intra-actions and Interactionism

by Aline Groh We are living in a dilemma. To focus any study, any analyses, any thought only on nature or culture or humans or animals or gender or race, is always abridging. If we aim to make an impact

Response to Undisciplined Environments 2016:

by Irma Allen Degrowth beyond environmentalism: Or shaking the temple of growthism, speaking the growth taboo, and sowing the seeds of generative doubt. – Irma Allen, Marie Curie PhD Fellow, Environmental Humanities Lab, KTH Royal Institute of Technology Undisciplined Environments,

Response to Undisciplined Environments 2016:

by Irma Allen Degrowth beyond environmentalism: Or shaking the temple of growthism, speaking the growth taboo, and sowing the seeds of generative doubt. – Irma Allen, Marie Curie PhD Fellow, Environmental Humanities Lab, KTH Royal Institute of Technology Undisciplined Environments,

Contradiction and the Scientist-Explorer hybrid

by Amelia Mutter In “Teddy Bear Patriarchy – Taxidermy in the Garden of Eden, New York City, 1908-1936”, Donna Haraway gives a detailed depiction of progressive era safariist, adventurer, taxidermist, big game hunter, and museum curator Carl Akeley.  Haraway’s story

Contradiction and the Scientist-Explorer hybrid

by Amelia Mutter In “Teddy Bear Patriarchy – Taxidermy in the Garden of Eden, New York City, 1908-1936”, Donna Haraway gives a detailed depiction of progressive era safariist, adventurer, taxidermist, big game hunter, and museum curator Carl Akeley.  Haraway’s story