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Grow at Home, Buy Local: Urban Gardening and Rural-Urban Supply Chains in Northern Vietnam. Live stream of “Sharing a Planet in Peril” member Sandra Kurfürst’s Lecture at the University of Malaysia

Poster Announcement for a lecture by Prof. Sandra Kurfürst

Grow at Home, Buy Local: Urban Gardening and Rural-Urban Supply Chains in Northern Vietnam Prof. Dr. Sandra Kurfürst. Sharing a Planet in Peril (SAPP) member Prof. Sandra Kurfürst will be featured in the fourth edition of this year’s “Sustainability Discourse”, organized by the Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI) of the National University of Malaysia […]

GSSC Focus Global South: „Decoloniality and Scientific Freedom: Cancel Culture or Rightward Shift at German Universities?”

Picture taken during a panel discussion by the GSSC in Cologne

Fishbowl discussion: „Decoloniality and Academic Freedom: Cancel Culture or Rightward Shift at German Universities?” The decolonization of knowledge production is at the heart of the SAPP initiative. However, the call for decoloniality in academia also spurs heated debates about academic freedom that appear to mirror larger societal discourses regarding cancel culture and the freedom of […]

Publication: Making Heterogeneous Infrastructure Futures In And Beyond The Global South

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This article is co-authored by fourteen researchers, among them Sharing a Planet in Peril (SAPP) members Peter Dannenberg, Clemens Greiner and Javier Revilla Diez. Abstract Infrastructure has never been a single thing, understood in a universal way. Yet, there has long been a broad overarching orthodox approach in which ‘experts’ create replicable, stable, large, networked […]

MESH Symposium 2023 | Decolonial Cultural Ecologies

MESH 2023 Symposium SAPP Sharing a Planet in Peril

We are happy to announce that our MESH Symposium on “Decolonial Cultural Ecologies” scheduled for 26 – 28 October 2023 is growing and thriving! Our symposium’s opening keynote on Thursday evening will be presented by Professor James Ogude from University of Pretoria, South Africa. Prof Ogude is the director of the Centre for the Advancement […]

Workshop: Sustainability and Resilience in Agri-Food Value Chains in Times of Multiple Crises

Poster of a workshop conducted at the University of Cologne

In June 2023 Peter Dannenberg, member of the research initiative “Sharing a Planet in Peril” (SAPP) co-organized and co-hosted a workshop on “Sustainability and Resilience in Agri-Food Value Chains in Times of Multiple Crises” together with Alexander Follmann from the University of Cologne’s Institute of Geography and Global South Studies Center (GSSC). Among the participants […]

Four SAPP Members featured in project mapping of “Bridges: a humanities-led UNESCO coalition for sustainability”

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BRIDGES is a global sustainability science coalition organized within UNESCO’s Management of Social Transformations Programme (MOST). As a humanities-led coalition that is not limited to the humanities, BRIDGES promotes transformative collaborations across academic domains of the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences in partnership with diverse communities. In June 2023 the BRIDGES Coalition began […]

Publication: Environmental Anthropology by Michael Bollig and Franz Krause

Environmental Anthropology Michael Bollig und Fran Krause Book Cover

Environmental Anthropology – By Michael Bollig and Franz Krause Michael Bollig is the speaker of the Global South Studies Center (GSSC) and member of the reseatrch initiative “Sharing a Planet in Peril”. Franz Krause is also a member of the GSSC and is the director of the “Delta” research project that looks at how global […]

Kate Rigby at Oslo School of Environmental Humanities (OSEH) Symposium on “Transdisciplinary in the Environmental Humanities”

Poster for a Symposium on the environmental humanities

As the Norwegian Researcher School in Environmental Humanities (NoRS-EH) starts its 5th year, the Oslo School of Environmental Humanities (OSEH) is organizing a symposium on “Transdisciplinary in the Environmental Humanities” on 6 and 7 September 2023 to highlight and celebrate the innovative environmental humanities research happening in Norway and neighboring Scandinavian countries, especially by early career researchers. Read more about […]

“Home Away From Home”: Zeit Campus Article on Louis Makafui Mawusi and the M.A. Programme “Culture and Environment in Africa” (CEA) at the UoC’s Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology

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In a recent article the German media format Zeit Campus reports on Louis Makafui Mawusi, a student who grew up in Ghana and who is currently enrolled in the “Culture and Environment in Africa” (CEA) M.A. programme at the University of Cologne. The study programme focuses on pre-historical, historical, and contemporary political ecology of the […]

GSSC Excursion – Rhenish Lignite Mining Area

GSSC-Excursion–Rhenish-Lignite-Mining-Area Activities

This excursion took international guests of the GSSC into a hotspot of environmental conflict in Germany, the lignite mining area just at Cologne’s doorstep. Due to the extension of various mines and the attendant destruction and resettlement of villages – despite the state’s proclaimed “energy turn” – the area has become a focal point for […]

Dr. Michael Kleinod

Dr. Michael Kleinod-Freudenberg

Project Coordinator

Global South Studies Center (GSSC)
Classen-Kappelmann-Straße 24
50931 Cologne, Germany

Phone: +49 (0)221 470-76660

E-mail: mkleinod@uni-koeln.de