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GSSC Public Lecture: Expanding the concept and practice of protected areas? A Brazilian take on convivial conservation

GSSC Public Lecture: Expanding the concept and practice of protected areas?

Henyo T. Barretto Filho (University of Brasília, Brazil) Abstract: The notion of convivial conservation emerged, among other issues, to overcome both the dichotomies constitutive of the naturalist ontology that impregnate much of conservationism and the capture of mainstream conservation by the neoliberal configuration. Given Brazil’s longstanding and complex historical experiences with indigenous lands, extractivist reserves […]

MESH Grassroots – Public Lecture: Building BRIDGES | Sustainability Science Coalition

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MESH Grassroots Public Lecture: Building BRIDGES | Sustainability Science Coalition Professor Dr Steven Hartman (University of Iceland) and Professor Joni Adamson (Arizona State University) January 19, 2023 | 17.45 [5.45 pm] GMT+1 | via zoom To register and receive the zoom link for this event, please contact Claudia Veltman (claudia.veltman[at]uni-koeln.de) In this online public lecture, Professor Steven Hartman (University […]

GSSC Seminar Series: Book launch “Bosque Nativo”

Poster for the GSSC Seminar Series by Vanina Santy

GSSC Seminar Series 31 January 2023 Book launch “Bosque Nativo”. A collaborative writing project between science, art and a social movement for the protection of the last riparian ecosystems of the La Plata River, Argentina Vanina Santy (University of Cologne) 12:00-13:00 This book, published in December 2022 and funded by the GSSC, aims to articulate […]

Book Launch: Globalization, Environmental Law, and Sustainable Development in the Global South: Challenges for Implementation

Poster Booklaunch at the GSSC

Book Launch: Globalization, Environmental Law, and Sustainable Development in the Global South: Challenges for Implementation 19.10.2022 About the Book: This volume examines the impact of globalization on international environmental law and the implementation of sustainable development in the Global South. Comprising contributions from lawyers from the Global South or who have experience in the Global […]

GSSC Focus – Panel discussion: Beyond the Great Impasse: Varied Perspectives on Aggravating Environmental Crises Despite Growing Awareness

GSSC Focus – Panel discussion: Beyond the Great Impasse: Varied Perspectives on Aggravating Environmental Crises Despite Growing Awareness

At the height of the conflict around the village of Lützerath, this GSSC Focus event tackled the dilemma that global ecological crises aggravate despite a generally growing awareness that fundamental change is required and, notably, despite the political commitment and economic means to address these existential problems. The engaged debate between a group of concerned […]

GSSC: Focus Global South – Ethno-graphic Stories of Rivers, Climate and Change: A Discussion with Comic Artists from Around the WorldGSSC: Focus Global South –

Poster for a public lecture at the GSSC

Ethno-graphic Stories of Rivers, Climate and Change: A Discussion with Comic Artists from Around the World January 27, 2022, 6-8pm Cöln Comic Haus, Bonner Str. 9, 50677 Köln Artists from Senegal, Myanmar, Canada and Brazil are currently creating a comic with stories from river deltas in their countries, cooperating with a group of anthropologists from the University […]

GSSC Focus Gloabal South: Ausbeutung trotz Zertifizierung? – Erfahrungen aus dem Kakaosektor

Poster for a Focus Global South Lecture at the GSSC

Ausbeutung trotz Zertifizierung? – Erfahrungen aus dem Kakaosektor Vortrag: Friedel Hütz-Adams (SÜDWIND) Die Bezeichnungen „zertifizierter Kakao“ und „nachhaltiger Kakao“ werden oft synonym verwendet. Diese Gleichsetzung ist jedoch falsch. Zwar kann die Einführung einer Zertifizierung von Kakao dazu beitragen, den Weg der Kakaobohnen von der Plantage bis ins Supermarktregal transparent zu machen. Dadurch wird die Möglichkeit […]

GSSC Public Lecture: Painting the Political in Oceanian Textile Cultures: Collectivity, Syncretism and Globalization

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Painting the Political in Oceanian Textile Cultures: Collectivity, Syncretism and Globalization   Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll University of Birmingham  Art practices in the Pacific islands complicate any neat classification as either craft, contemporary art or traditional ritual, individually or collectively authored. These binaries of commodification can be productively updated through global examples that are linked by […]

GSSC Public Lecture: Crisis Conservation -Resource Extraction, Wildlife Crime and the Violent Frontiers of Saving Nature 

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Crisis Conservation: Resource Extraction, Wildlife Crime and the Violent Frontiers of Saving Nature    Bram Buscher  Wageningen University  In this presentation, I will discuss the impacts of the current surge in large-scale resource extraction and wildlife crime, and the conservation responses they elicit. Recent political ecology literature points at three reasons why this surge differs […]

GSSC Public Lecture: Urban Gardening in Southeast Asia – Pre-/Colonial Legacies and Contemporary Ideas of Urbanism   

Urban Gardening in Southeast Asia: Pre-/Colonial Legacies and Contemporary Ideas of Urbanism    Sandra Kurfürst    University of Cologne, Germany   This paper investigates the precolonial and colonial legacies of urban gardens in Southeast Asia, linking these legacies to current trends of urban gardening. In Southeast Asian cities, agricultural subsistence production has long been associated with […]

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Noah Kahindi

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

Phone: +49 (0)221 47076657

E-mail: noah.kahindi@uni-koeln.de