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”

A Hug in the Mist: ‘belief’, spirits and anti-mining struggles

By Scarlet Hall This blog post is a response to an exchange between people from Colombia and the UK who are seeking to challenge open-cast coal mining corporations. This exchange took place in County Durham and Newcastle on October 13-14th October. Scarlet was heavily involved in the Campaign to Protect Pont Valley for the firstContinue reading “A Hug in the Mist: ‘belief’, spirits and anti-mining struggles”