Dancing with Defensiveness

By Scarlet Hall Social movements are struggling with how to shift a tendency towards defensiveness in response to anti-oppression calling out. Spinoza’s notion of affect offers a different approach to understanding the human and as such shifts how we think defensiveness. Social movements in the UK and North American are working through a problem: whatContinue reading “Dancing with Defensiveness”

Urban Political Ecology and Air Pollution

By Maddie Peace This blog post starts to look at the implications of air pollution in cities like London using an urban political ecology lens. I do this by speaking about some of the technology that has been put in place recently to monitor air pollution rates and how this type of activity may excludeContinue reading “Urban Political Ecology and Air Pollution”

The Anti-dialectical Crafting Space

By Loui Conway In the post-industrial society it would appear Marx’s predictions of the separation of labourer from their means of production rings true. However, in the hidden corners of British society exists the small-scale craft businesses who continue to maintain their creative means of production. The challenge that now faces such groups is negotiatingContinue reading “The Anti-dialectical Crafting Space”