Movements of conception – capoeira and scholarship

By Lukas Peter At a time when public institutions are under increasing pressures to face up to the insidious legacy of colonialism, I embarked on a simultaneous journey into a Master’s degree and a capoeira education. The city of Bristol, former key node in the Atlantic slave trade and Colonialism of the British Empire, becameContinue reading “Movements of conception – capoeira and scholarship”

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”